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 ❍ How are the balance of residents impacted by an infectious disease?
❍ How does a positive case impact capacity at the facility?
❍ Are there any current cases? Staffing and Training
❍ What is the ratio of direct care staff to residents?
❍ Does the facility bring in help from home health care agencies?
❍ What initial and ongoing training is provided for staff?
❍ How frequently are staff evaluations conducted?
❍ Who supervises direct care staff?
❍ If an RN is on staff, what are his/her
hours, roles, and responsibilities?
❍ Who provides additional services
when needed?
❍ Are staff trained in preventive oral
hygiene care?
❍ Are staff trained in care for the person
with dementia?
❍ How long does the average person
work for the facility?
❍ What is being done to retain staff?
Quality of Life
❍ Do residents appear happy, relaxed, and comfortable?
❍ Do residents appear properly groomed and dressed?
❍ Do residents appear healthy?
❍ Are residents treated with dignity and
❍ Are residents with dementia encour- aged to participate?
❍ Is there a plan in place to maintain the quality of services and care for residents?
❍ Are pets allowed?
❍ How is the facility involved in the com-
munity (e.g., daycare for children, block
parties, meetings held at the facility)? ❍ Are small day or activity rooms
available and in use?
❍ How does the facility accommodate
family and friends who visit?
❍ Are residents involved in program
design, evaluation, management, and
policy development?
❍ Is the assistance of a physical or
occupational therapist available?
❍ Does the residence have a dentist or
dental hygienist on call?
Activities and Daily Living
❍ How are medications distributed and who supervises?
❍ Does the pharmacy provide delivery services, consultations, and medica- tion review?
❍ Is there an activity schedule?
❍ Are activities designed with the person
living with dementia in mind?
❍ Are there a variety of activities and
times when they are offered?
❍ Is there an exercise program?
❍ Are there specific hours when guests
❍ Is there a private room available for entertaining guests?
❍ Are coffee, tea, and other beverages available to offer guests?
❍ What is the food like? (Ask if you can have lunch or dinner there.)
❍ How are meals planned?
❍ Are special diets accommodated? ❍ Are residents involved in menu
❍ Are snacks available during the day? ❍ Are bed linens and towels provided? ❍ Is transportation provided? Is there
access to public transportation?
❍ How are personal likes and dislikes,
habits, routines, and activities accom-
❍ Are religious services held at the
Family Involvement
❍ How are families involved?
❍ Does the facility involve the family in creating a comprehensive, individu-
alized care plan if necessary? What
about updates?
❍ Are family members allowed to make
treatment decisions? Under what
❍ Is there an active family council? ❍ What is the visitation policy?
❍ What is the process to bring a
loved one home for a weekend or holiday?
may visit?

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