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Question: I am hoping you can point me in to the right direction. I need some general information on assisted living and their rules and regulations. My questions are:
1. Is there a ratio with LPN/CMT regulation regarding medications, treatments, injections of insulin?
2. How many residents that take medications can be assigned to one LPN/CMT? For instance, the assisted living facility I work for has 38 residents on the Assisted Living and 16 in the Memory Care Unit.
Out of the 54 residents, 52 receive medication.
It is one (1) person passing medication, doing treatments, administering insulin, eye drops, TENS machine, administering medicated creams, removal and applying TED hose, finger sticks for diabetics, plus handling any falls, physician orders, or emergencies with residents. We also need to receive daily medication from our outside pharmacy for the 45+ residents.
As well as charting, and each evening shift nurse/CMT is responsible for medication cart audit.
Our medication carts are stationary and do not move.
If you could help me with my questions I would appreciate it.
4140 Patterson Avenue,