Washington State's Adult Family Homes are heavily regulated by AFH laws and regulation. Nurses play a vital role in implementing these laws and regulation by guiding the AFH provider and care support staff to provide high quality, safe care while promoting optimal health and well-being of the resident.
Elder Village Partner Nurses will help Navigate Seniors through the complexity of searching for the right Adult Family Home in their area. Considering the cost, location, level of care needed determined by a comprehensive Nursing assessment, a referral can be made for an appropriate placement for you or your loved one.
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The adult family home must obtain a written assessment that contain accurate information about prospective resident’s current needs, and preferences before admission in the home. WAC 388-76-10335
The adult family home must use the resident’s assessment & preliminary care plan to develop a written negotiated care plan after 30 days of admission. The home must ensure each resident's negotiated care plan includes the list of care and services to be provided, identifying when and how it will be provided and identify who will provide the tasks. The care plan will include preferences and choices with food, daily routine, grooming, and home accommodations. The care plan will also identify care services in case of foreseeable crisis and memory or behavioral issues. WAC 388-76-10355
The Nurse Delegation Program, under Washington State law, allows nursing assistants perform certain tasks normally performed by licensed nurse such as administration of prescription medications or blood glucose testing in the Adult Family Home. A registered nurse must teach and supervise the nursing assistant, as well as provide nursing assessments of the patient's condition. WAC 246-84-930
Nurses play a critically role in promoting patient safety and optimal well-being by monitoring patient health and providing education to their caregivers.
Washington State's Adult Family Homes (AFH) are regulated by the implementation of the state's AFH laws and rules. Compliance may be factors such as mandatory reporting , abuse and neglect prevention, following care plans, and documentation.
Chart organization, essential forms, and policies will be a Key component in operating a well established Adult Family Home.
The essential part of Caring for the Resident is alerting emergency personnel during an emergency. Caregivers must be educated how to initially care for the resident, activate emergency response, and notifying family and Care providers.
Coaching on what makes a home marketable, creating leads and preparing your homes for tours for prospective residents.
Essential policies and procedures are written to ensure guidelines are provided in the adult family home.