Action Steps for Change in Condition

Assisted Living communities are at high risk when a resident has a significant change in condition.  This change could include a pressure sore, cessation or decrease in eating or drinking,  immobility or weakness, change in mental status, just to name a few.  Calling the family to notify of a change in condition is important, but …

Responding to Changes in Condition

A “change in condition” is any change noted to a resident’s physical, mental, emotional, or social functioning or any changes in needs.  Direct care staff are often the first to observe a change since they are caring for the resident continuously and are often more aware of subtle changes observed.