Do Your Staff Members Know Resident Rights?

Posted by LTCS on June 7, 2013

Two Nurses and Post Fall Assessment and Investigation Restorative Nursing Care PlansResidents, family members, significant others, state ombudsmen, and state surveyors are all familiar with resident rights. Make sure your staff members are as much aware of them and honor them in their daily practices. 

Sometimes staff members can become too task oriented when the work load increases or when there are staffing problems. They can begin to focus more on just getting basic care accomplished and lose sight of essential resident rights. 

Keep staff members aware of resident rights by giving frequent inservices, referring to resident rights during staff meetings, and associating care tasks with resident rights during reports.