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PDFWAC 388-78A-2090

Full assessment topics.

The assisted living facility must obtain sufficient information to be able to assess the capabilities, needs, and preferences for each resident, and must complete a full assessment addressing the following, within fourteen days of the resident's move-in date, unless extended by the department for good cause:
(1) Individual's recent medical history, including, but not limited to:
(a) A licensed medical or health professional's diagnosis, unless the resident objects for religious reasons;
(b) Chronic, current, and potential skin conditions; or
(c) Known allergies to foods or medications, or other considerations for providing care or services.
(2) Currently necessary and contraindicated medications and treatments for the individual, including:
(a) Any prescribed medications, and over-the-counter medications commonly taken by the individual, that the individual is able to independently self-administer, or safely and accurately direct others to administer to him/her;
(b) Any prescribed medications, and over-the-counter medications commonly taken by the individual, that the individual is able to self-administer when he/she has the assistance of a caregiver; and
(c) Any prescribed medications, and over-the-counter medications commonly taken by the individual, that the individual is not able to self-administer, and needs to have administered to him or her.
(3) The individual's nursing needs when the individual requires the services of a nurse on the assisted living facility premises.
(4) Individual's sensory abilities, including:
(a) Vision; and
(b) Hearing.
(5) Individual's communication abilities, including:
(a) Modes of expression;
(b) Ability to make self understood; and
(c) Ability to understand others.
(6) Significant known behaviors or symptoms of the individual causing concern or requiring special care, including:
(a) History of substance abuse;
(b) History of harming self, others, or property; or
(c) Other conditions that may require behavioral intervention strategies;
(d) Individual's ability to leave the assisted living facility unsupervised; and
(e) Other safety considerations that may pose a danger to the individual or others, such as use of medical devices or the individual's ability to smoke unsupervised, if smoking is permitted in the assisted living facility.
(7) Individual's special needs, by evaluating available information, or if available information does not indicate the presence of special needs, selecting and using an appropriate tool, to determine the presence of symptoms consistent with, and implications for care and services of:
(a) Mental illness, or needs for psychological or mental health services, except where protected by confidentiality laws;
(b) Developmental disability;
(c) Dementia. While screening a resident for dementia, the assisted living facility must:
(i) Base any determination that the resident has short-term memory loss upon objective evidence; and
(ii) Document the evidence in the resident's record.
(d) Other conditions affecting cognition, such as traumatic brain injury.
(8) Individual's level of personal care needs, including:
(a) Ability to perform activities of daily living;
(b) Medication management ability, including:
(i) The individual's ability to obtain and appropriately use over-the-counter medications; and
(ii) How the individual will obtain prescribed medications for use in the assisted living facility.
(9) Individual's activities, typical daily routines, habits and service preferences.
(10) Individual's personal identity and lifestyle, to the extent the individual is willing to share the information, and the manner in which they are expressed, including preferences regarding food, community contacts, hobbies, spiritual preferences, or other sources of pleasure and comfort.
(11) Who has decision-making authority for the individual, including:
(a) The presence of any advance directive, or other legal document that will establish a substitute decision maker in the future;
(b) The presence of any legal document that establishes a current substitute decision maker; and
(c) The scope of decision-making authority of any substitute decision maker.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2090, filed 6/18/13, effective 7/19/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2090, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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