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PDFWAC 388-829C-080

What minimum skills and abilities must companion home providers demonstrate?

A companion home provider must:
(1) Be able to read, understand, and provide the services outlined in the client's person-centered service plan;
(2) Participate in the development of the person-centered service plan;
(3) Communicate with the client in the client's preferred language;
(4) Accommodate the client's preferences;
(5) Know the community resources, such as medical facilities, emergency resources, and recreational opportunities;
(6) Enable the client to keep in touch with family and friends in a way preferred by the client;
(7) Use instruction techniques appropriate for the client's learning style;
(8) Protect the client's financial interests;
(9) Follow mandatory reporting requirements under chapter 74.34 RCW;
(10) Know how and when to contact the client's legal representative;
(11) Know how and when to contact the client's case manager;
(12) Meet training requirements under chapter 388-829 WAC;
(13) Maintain all necessary license and certification requirements under this chapter; and
(14) Comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and contract requirements; and
(15) Complete nurse delegation training if the client needs medication administration or delegated nursing tasks.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020 and 71A.12.040. WSR 18-22-106, § 388-829C-080, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.30 [71A.12.030] and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-16-102, § 388-829C-080, filed 7/31/07, effective 9/1/07.]
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