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PDFWAC 388-78A-2370

Dementia care.

(1) The assisted living facility must, to the fullest extent reasonably possible, obtain for each resident who has symptoms consistent with dementia as assessed per WAC 388-78A-2090(7):
(a) Information regarding the resident's significant life experiences, including:
(i) Family members or other significant relationships;
(ii) Education and training;
(iii) Employment and career experiences;
(iv) Religious or spiritual preferences;
(v) Familiar roles or sources of pride and pleasure.
(b) Information regarding the resident's ability or inability to:
(i) Articulate his or her personal needs; and
(ii) Initiate activity.
(c) Information regarding any patterns of resident behavior that express the resident's needs or concerns that the resident is not able to verbalize. Examples of such behaviors include, but are not limited to:
(i) Agitation;
(ii) Wandering;
(iii) Resistance to care;
(iv) Social isolation; and
(v) Aggression.
(2) The assisted living facility, in consultation with the resident's family or others familiar with the resident, must evaluate the significance and implications of the information obtained per subsection (1) of this section and integrate appropriate aspects into an individualized negotiated service agreement for the resident.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.20 RCW. WSR 13-13-063, § 388-78A-2370, 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-2370, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]
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