Tuesday Tip: Dementia Care

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Tip:  Do you care for residents with dementia? If so, review your staff files to ensure they contain documentation that your staff has successfully completed the required dementia related orientation. There is no longer a need for a dementia waiver; however, staff must complete specific training related to dementia care. Review California Title 22 Section 87705, as well as 87706, if you are advertising dementia care. Also, make sure that your dementia plan of operation is current with State regulations. Even though a dementia waiver is no longer needed, it is still a requirement to have a dementia specific plan of operation on file with CCL. 

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One Response to “Tuesday Tip: Dementia Care”

  1. I did an assessment on a potential resident and when I went to her facility she was in a geri chair, is that considered a restraint?

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