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Mississippi Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted Living

Nursing Home Administrator Continuing Education

Hours: 8 Hours
Frequency: Annually

Each nursing home administrator shall complete at least forty (40) classroom or clock hours of continuing education or its equivalent under an approved Continuing Education program each two-year period.

Programs which have received approval by NCERS (the National Board's Review Service for Continuing Education) will be acceptable for licensure renewal requirements for nursing home administrators licensed in Mississippi, including self-study courses and distance learning courses. A maximum of twenty (20) hours will be accepted for each individual program or course approved by NCERS. No administrator will receive credit for more than ten (10) hours earned from self-study and distance learning courses per 2-year licensure period.

Part 2703, Chapter 2, Rule 2.2

For more information visit Mississippi State Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

All Staff Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Quarterly

Personnel shall receive training on a quarterly basis on topics and issues related to the population being served in the licensed facility.

Rule 47.11.4

For more information visit Mississippi State Department of Health.

All Staff Alzheimer’s Unit Training

Hours: Topic Specific
Frequency: Quarterly

Ongoing in-service training shall be provided to all staff who may be in direct contact with residents of the A/D Unit. Staff training shall be provided at least quarterly.

The licensed facility shall provide hands on training on at least three (3) of the following topics each

1. The nature of Alzheimer's Disease, including the definition, the need for careful diagnosis, and knowledge of the stages of Alzheimer's Disease;

2. Common behavioral problems and recommended behavior management techniques;

3. Communication skills that facilitate better resident-staff relations;

4. Positive therapeutic interventions and activities, such- as exercise, sensory stimulation, activities of daily living skills, etc.;

5. The role of the family in caring for residents with Alzheimer's Disease, as well as the support needed by the family of these residents;

6. Environmental modifications to avoid problems and create a therapeutic environment;

7. Development of comprehensive and individual care plans and how to update and implement them consistently across shifts, establishing a baseline and concrete treatment goals and outcomes; and

8. New developments in diagnosis and therapy.

Rule 50.2.3

For more information visit Mississippi State Department of Health.

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