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Louisiana Assisted Living Regulations

Louisiana
Assisted Living
Regulations

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 18 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

Each licensee must complete a minimum of 18 hours of approved continuing education, or the portion thereof as designated by the board during the 12-month period preceding the date of re-registration of licenses.

A maximum of 9 hours of approved online continuing education may be credited towards the total 18 hours.

Title 46 Part XLIX  §903

For more information visit Louisiana Board of Examiners of Nursing Facility Administrators.

 

All Staff Dementia Training

Hours: 4 hours & 2 hours: indirect care / 8 hours: direct care
Frequency: Annually

 

    a. Employees who provide direct face-to-face care to residents shall be required to obtain at least eight hours of dementia-specific training within 90 days of employment and eight hours of dementia-specific training annually.

The training shall include the following topics:
      i. an overview of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia;
      ii. communicating with persons with dementia;
      iii. behavior management;
      iv. promoting independence in activities of daily living; and
      v. understanding and dealing with family issues.

    b. Employees who have regular contact with residents, but who do not provide direct face-to-face care, shall be required to obtain at least four hours of dementia-specific training within 90 days of employment and two hours of dementia training annually.

This training shall include the following topics:
      i. an overview of dementias; and
      ii. communicating with persons with dementia.

    c. Employees who have only incidental contact with residents shall receive general written information provided by the ARCP on interacting with residents with dementia.

Employees who do not provide care to residents in a special dementia care program shall meet the following training requirements.

a. Employees who provide direct face-to-face care to residents shall be required to obtain at least two hours of dementia-specific training annually. This training shall include the following topics:
      i. an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; and
      ii. communicating with persons with dementia.

b. All other employees shall receive general written information provided by the ARCP on interacting with residents with dementia.

Title 48 Part 1 Subpart 1 Chapter 68 §6851 & §6867.

For more information visit Louisiana Department of Health.

 

Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Initial and Annually

 

Assistance with self-administration may be provided by staff members who hold no professional licensure, as long as that employee has documented training on the policies and procedures for medication assistance, including the limitations of assistance. This training must be repeated at least annually.

§6843.

For more information visit Louisiana Department of Health.

 

All Staff Annual Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Annually

 

The following training topics shall be covered in orientation and annually thereafter for all staff and ARCP contracted providers having direct contact with residents:

1. residents’ rights;
2. procedures and requirements concerning the reporting of abuse, neglect, exploitation, misappropriation and critical incidents;
3. building safety and procedures to be followed in the event of any emergency situation including instructions in the use of fire-fighting equipment and resident evacuation procedures including safe operation of fire extinguishers and evacuation of residents from the building;
4. basic sanitation and food safety practices;
5. requirements for reporting changes in resident’s health conditions; and
6. infection control.

Title 48 Part 1 Subpart 1 Chapter 68 §6867

For more information visit Louisiana Department of Health.

 

Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 12 Hours
Frequency: Annually

 

All directors shall obtain 12 continuing education units per year.

Topics shall include, but shall not be limited to:
1. person-centered care;
2. specialty training in the population served;
3. supervisory/ management techniques; and/or
4. geriatrics.

§6867.

For more information visit Louisiana Department of Health.

 

All Staff General Emergency Preparedness Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Orientation and Annually

 

To be included in orientation and annually:

1. use of fire-fighting equipment
2. resident evacuation
3. emergency evacuation procedures; 

The ARCP’s emergency plan(s) shall be activated at least annually, either in response to an emergency or in a planned drill. All staff shall be trained and have knowledge of the emergency plan.

§6877

For more information visit Louisiana Department of Health.

 

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