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AMDA Resource Catalog - Assisted Living Products

Assisted Living Series: Diabetes Management for the Older Adult

AMDA has created a training program and toolkit for ALC staff as well as family caregivers to help them care for older adults with diabetes. Our goal is to keep these older persons with diabetes in the most independent living environment possible. Following the recommendations and using the tools in this kit can provide both a high quality living situation, as well as a safe environment for the older adult with diabetes.

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Assisted Living Series: Caregivers Communication Guide: Protocols for Change of Condition

Small changes may go unnoticed unless the caregiver knows what to look for and what to report. This knowledge can help the Primary Care Practitioner (PCP) take better care of the older adult. Missing small changes and not reporting them may cause problems for the older adult. This guide demonstrates ways to recognize a change of condition and ways to report changes to the PCP. It is intended for use by the caregivers of older adults. While it is best suited for caregivers within an Assisted Living Community (ALC), it can be adapted for family caregivers as well.

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Assisted Living Series - Medication Management
Part I - Medication Management Manual: Operations Level

This medication manual provides practitioners and staff in Assisted Living Communities (ALCs) with information and tools to improve medication management and reduce medication errors. It is intended as a guide for best practice. By using the tools in this medication manual, users should be better equipped to:

  • Identify both real and potential medication problems;
  • Improve systems and processes of care related to medication management;
  • Improve systems and processes related to the coordination and delivery of medications;
  • Identify actual and potential ADRs;
  • Reduce human errors such as illegible handwriting and missing or nonexistent documentation;
  • Enhance staff decision-making skills regarding residents who are incapable of self-administering medications;
  • Conduct and document performance evaluation of caregivers who administer medications or provide assistance with medications; and
  • Reduce medication errors that occur during transitions of care and practitioner visits by using a medication reconciliation form and practitioner order forms.

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Assisted Living Series - Medication Management
Part II - Assisted Living Management of Medications: A Manual for Caregivers

The guide should help caregivers learn skills and steps that can be used to better manage residents’ medications. Caregivers will be able to talk about medication(s) with their residents, family members, and primary care practitioners. Learning how to manage medications can:

  • Help avoid errors;
  • Help the caregiver, the resident, and family members know when a medication does not have the effect that it should have; and
  • Help the caregiver, the resident, and family members know when a medication might be causing a side effect that could hurt the resident.

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Assisted Living Series Set

AMDA has created a revolutionary set of easy-to-implement tools, called the Assisted Living Series (ALS). The ALS is used to assist caregivers in keeping older adults in the comfort and support of their surroundings, extending their personal life fulfillment and independence. The series includes four new products:

  • Caregivers Communication Guide: Protocols for Change of Condition
  • Diabetes Management for the Older Adult
  • Medication Management - Part I Medication Management Manual: Operations Level
  • Medication Management - Part II Assisted Living Management of Medications: A Manual for Caregivers

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