A Buffalo, New York, enhanced assisted living facility must meet the following requirements to admit residents:
- Assessment by a qualified person 30 days prior to admission;
- Medical evaluation within 30 days of admission, when there is change in the resident’s condition, and once every 12 months thereafter;
- Recording of information on significant medical history and current conditions, allergies, prescribed medications, ability to self-administer, recommendations for diet, exercise and recreation, frequency of medical examinations, cognitive and mental health statistics, and assistance with activities of daily living;
- Statement that the resident is suited for assisted living, Special Needs Assisted Living Residence (SNALR) or Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR);
- Statement as to whether long-term medical needs or nursing care require placement in a nursing home;
- Statement as to whether nursing care is needed.
- Development of an individualized service plan (ISP) unless a doctor waives;
- Development of an ISP in accordance with the medical, nutritional, rehabilitation, functional, cognitive and other needs—implemented within 30 days of admission;
- An explanation as to how and by whom the services will be provided and accessed;
- Review and revision of the ISP every six months, as necessary, due to a change in needs, and/or as ordered by the physician; and
- At admission, development of a written ISP, with the assistance of the resident’s physician.
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