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Art & Memory Care Certification satisfies the standards for assisted living communities and skilled nursing, specifically, the following federal guidelines:

Alignment

F-TAG 550 RESIDENT RIGHTS

“When providing care and services… staff must respect each resident’s individuality, as well as honor and value their input.”

 

F-TAG 675 QUALITY OF LIFE

“Quality of Life” An individual’s “sense of well-being, level of satisfaction with life and feeling of self-worth and self-esteem. For nursing home residents, this includes a basic sense of satisfaction with oneself, the environment, the care received, the accomplishments of desired goals, and control over one’s life.”

 

F-TAG 679 ACTIVITIES

“Activities” refer to any endeavor, other than routine ADLs, in which a resident participates that is intended to enhance her/his sense of well-being and to promote or enhance physical, cognitive, and emotional health. These include, but are not limited to, activities that promote self-esteem, pleasure, comfort, education, creativity, success, and independence.

 

F-TAG 697 PAIN MANAGEMENT

“Implementing pharmacological interventions… approaches to pain management (e.g., relaxation techniques, reminiscing, diversions, activities, music therapy, offering spiritual support and comfort, as well as teaching the resident coping techniques and education about pain).” 

 

F-TAG 740 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES 

“Highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being” is defined as the highest possible level of functioning and well-being, limited by the individual’s recognized pathology and normal aging process. Highest practicable is determined through the comprehensive resident assessment and by recognizing and competently and thoroughly addressing the physical, mental or psychosocial needs of the individual.”

 

F-TAG 744 TREATMENT OR SERVICES FOR DEMENTIA

“A resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia, receives the appropriate treatment and services to attain or maintain his or her highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial wellbeing.”