The simple way to answer this question is with another question: is the resident benefitting from the treatment?
ACFI claiming in this area relates to the assessed need for ongoing complex health care – if claiming a 4b “to meet this requirement consistent ongoing treatment must be provided as required by the resident”
If you’re being told that residents can be discharged after a certain period of time (like 6-months or even 3-months), then:
- This is preventing residents from getting the treatments they need (and the facility is being funded for)
- The expected outcome of “all care recipients are as free as possible from pain” is not being achieved, and
- It’s placing the facility at significant downgrade risk
For more information about ensuring pain management and mobility outcomes in a way that’s consistent, transparent, and supports both facilities accreditation and funding needs click here