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Assisted Living provides care and services as an alternative to residents who are no longer able to live independently, but do not need 24 hour medical care provided by a Nursing Facility. Many Assisted Living Communities serve the needs of residents who need assistance with an average of 3 ADLs and demented residents who do not pose a danger to themselves or others.
CEAL-UNC releases study data on medication administration in assisted living
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) at the University of North Carolina Collaborative Studies of Long-Term Care (UNC) recently completed a community based research study on medication administration in assisted living facilities. The study monitored 4403 medication administrations to 320 patients to determine administration error rates between medication aides/technicians and licensed nurses. Overall, less than 3% of total medications passed had errors of moderate to significant potential to harm. Medication aides/technicians were no more likely to have moderate to significant administration errors than were licensed nurses.
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