Communicate immediately with the Med Tech or Licensed Nurse for appropriate action.
Inspect apartment after move-in and regular room inspections for unsafe situations: Clutter, open walkways for ambulation for walker/wheelchair, throw rugs, extension cords, expired food or beverages, chemicals, RX or OTC medications not secured, etc. Recommend to create a checklist to assist staff with this inspection. Safety First!
Report any unsafe situations immediately to the appropriate person. Follow up.
Safety Recommendations: Flashlights and Nightlights in resident apartments, motion sensor lighting for safety.
Know your resident’s health conditions, allergies, diagnoses, DNR, etc.
Communication/Documentation per Regulations/Company Policy. Responsible Party, Physician, Licensing, Ombudsman, Police, etc.