Peer to Peer Medication Audits

Not signing off on medication assistance records (MAR) is a significant liability, compliance, and care concern. Have all medication staff audit records from the previous shift. 

California: Who Can Administer Medications to a Resident on Hospice?

On Monday we held our our 2010 Assisted Living Medication Summit, and one of the most common questions from California-based attendees was regarding hospice medications. More specifically, who may administer medications to a resident on hospice. Here is an answer to this from a recent CCL clarification:

Tuesday Tip: When Can a Caregiver Begin Medication Training?

Our Tuesday Tip this week is in reponse to a question regarding when a caregiver can begin assisting residents with medications.

Tuesday Tip: Crushing Medications for Hospice Residents

This week’s Tip is from a California Community Care Licensing (CCLD) policy response to the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA): Is an exception required for hospice resident medications to be crushed?

Tip: Can Med Aide Shadowing Take Place Offsite?

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Tuesday Tip: Stay Current on Staff Training

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Tuesday Tip: Medication Training Continuing Education

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Medication Training Annual Requirements

In January of 2008 our RCFE medication training requirements went into effect requiring the initial training for all persons assisting with medication. Along with those training mandates, the requirement for 4 hours of annual training to maintain medication assistance skills is required.

ARF Medication Training Program

Advanced Healthcare Studies has recently developed a training kit to assist with ARF medication management. This kit will help you stay in compliance with California Community Care Licensing requirements. Medication management is one of your biggest areas of liability.

Would You Like Some Eggs and Toast with Your Pills?

You don’t have to pass so many medications at breakfast… As I discussed in my blog last week, recent research has pointed out what many of us know from professional experience: assisted living med aides pass a lot of medications during a typical shift.