(1) In addition to meeting all other requirements for direct care staff stated in this subchapter, assisted living category C facility direct care staff must receive additional documented training in:

(a) the facility or unit's philosophy and approaches to providing care and supervision for persons with severe cognitive impairment;

(b) the skills necessary to care for, intervene and direct residents who are unable to perform activities of daily living;

(c) techniques for minimizing challenging behavior including:

(i) wandering;

(ii) hallucinations, illusions and delusions; and

(iii) impairment of senses;

(d) therapeutic programming to support the highest possible level of resident function including:

(i) large motor activity;

(ii) small motor activity;

(iii) appropriate level cognitive tasks; and

(iv) social/emotional stimulation;

(e) promoting residents' dignity, independence, individuality, privacy and choice;

(f) identifying and alleviating safety risks to residents;

(g) identifying common side effects and untoward reactions to medications; and

(h) techniques for dealing with bowel and bladder aberrant behaviors.

(2) Staff must remain awake, fully dressed and be available in the facility or on the unit at all times to provide supervision and care to the resident as well as to assist the residents in evacuation of the facility if a disaster occurs.

History: Sec. 50-5-103, 50-5-223 and 50-5-227, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-225, 50-5-226, 50-5-227 and 50-5-228, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1146, Eff. 5/7/04.