Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities

Rule Rule 411-057-0110
Definitions


Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following definitions and the definitions in OAR 411-054-0005 (Definitions) relating to Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities and OAR 411-085-0005 (Definitions) relating to Nursing Facilities apply to these rules.

(1)

“Advertise” means to make publicly and generally known, usually by printed notice, broadcast, verbal marketing, website, or electronic communication.

(2)

“Alzheimer’s Disease” means a type of dementia that gradually destroys an individual’s memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out daily activities.

(3)

“Applicant” means the person, persons, or entity, required to complete a facility application for an endorsement. Applicant includes a sole proprietor, each partner in a partnership, and each member in a limited liability company, corporation, or entity that owns the residential care facility, assisted living facility, or nursing facility business. Applicant also includes the sole proprietor, each partner in a partnership, and each member in a limited liability company, corporation, or entity that operates the residential care facility, assisted living facility, or nursing facility on behalf of the facility business owner.

(4)

“Approved Dementia Care Training” means a dementia training curriculum for residential care and assisted living facility staff approved by an entity selected by the Department as an approving entity pursuant to a Request for Application (RFA) process.

(5)

“Assisted Living Facility” means assisted living facility as defined in OAR 411-054-0005 (Definitions).

(6)

“Competency” means competency as defined in OAR 411-054-0005 (Definitions).

(7)

“Competency Assessment” means competency as defined in OAR 411-054-0005 (Definitions)

(8)

“Dementia” means major neurocognitive disorders, listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which result in the loss of cognitive function severe enough to interfere with an individual’s daily functioning. Dementia affects an individual’s memory, ability to think, reason, speak, and move. Symptoms may also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior. Irreversible dementias include but are not limited to:

(a)

Alzheimer’s disease;

(b)

Vascular dementia;

(c)

Lewy body dementia;

(d)

Frontal-temporal lobe dementia;

(e)

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

(f)

Huntington’s disease; and

(g)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

(9)

“Dementia Trained Staff” means any employee who has completed the minimum training requirements and has demonstrated competency in supporting individuals with dementia.

(10)

“Department” means the Department of Human Services (DHS).

(11)

“Direct Care Staff” means a facility employed person whose primary responsibility is to provide personal care services to residents. These personal care services may include:

(a)

Medication administration;

(b)

Resident-focused activities;

(c)

Assistance with activities of daily living;

(d)

Supervision and support of residents; and

(e)

Serving meals, but not meal preparation.

(12)

“Disclosure” means the written information the facility is required to provide to consumers to enhance the understanding of memory care community services, costs, and operations.

(13)

“Division” means the Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities Program (APD).

(14)

“Emergency Situation” means a disruption to normal care and services caused by an unforeseen occurrence beyond the control of the licensee whether natural, technological, or human-caused where staff who are trained as required in these rules are not available.

(15)

“Endorsed Memory Care Community” means a special care unit in a designated, separated area for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia that is locked or secured to prevent or limit access by a resident outside the designated or separated area. For purposes of these rules an endorsed memory care community will be referred to as a memory care community.

(16)

“Endorsement” means the community has met the requirements to provide specialized services in a memory care community and the requirements for the community’s underlying license. An endorsement does not constitute a recommendation of any memory care community by the Division.

(17)

“Facility” for the purpose of these rules, means a nursing facility, residential care facility, or assisted living facility.

(18)

“Interdisciplinary Team” means persons including the resident, community staff, family members, healthcare providers, and case managers as applicable, who support the resident with direct care, nursing, activities, nutrition, and case management.

(19)

“Licensee” means the entity that owns the residential care, assisted living, or nursing facility business, and to whom a residential care, assisted living, or nursing facility license has been issued.

(20)

“Management” or “Operator” means the entity possessing the right to exercise operational or management control over, or directly or indirectly conduct, the day-to-day operation of a facility.

(21)

“Nursing Facility” means a nursing facility as defined in OAR 411-085-0005 (Definitions).

(22)

“Orientation” means the training that all employees must complete, as required in OAR 411-054-0070 (Staffing Requirements and Training), before performing any job duties.

(23)

“Person Centered Care” is an approach that supports a resident to direct their own care by focusing on what is important to them while taking into account all the factors that impact their life. Person centered care promotes a positive relationship between the resident and staff which is accomplished by staff being knowledgeable about the resident’s life story, routines, and habits, and incorporating that information into the individual’s daily care and activities.

(24)

“Pre-Service Training” means training that must be completed prior to staff independently providing care and services to residents. Pre-service training addresses specific dementia topics as well as other topics related to resident care. Training may include various methods of instruction, for example, classroom style, web-based training, video training, one-to-one or mentoring training, or a combination thereof.

(25)

“Remodel” means a renovation or conversion of a building that requires a building permit and meets the criteria for review by the Facilities Planning and Safety Program, Oregon Health Authority, as required by OAR 333-675-0000 (Submission of Project Plans and Specifications for Review).

(26)

“Residency Agreement” means the information required to be disclosed prior to admission to a residential care or assisted living facility as described in OAR 411-054-0025 (Facility Administration)(10).

(27)

“Resident” as used in these rules, means any individual with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia who lives in a memory care community.

(28)

“Residential Care Facility” means residential care facility as defined in OAR 411-054-0005 (Definitions).

(29)

“These Rules” mean the rules in OAR chapter 411, division 057.

(30)

“Universal Worker” means a universal worker as defined in OAR 411-054-0005 (Definitions).
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