Question of the Day on "What are the training requirements for the staff of Assisted Living Facilities as it relates to administering medications to residents?"

Answer:   Training requirements  for Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are regulated by each state, and educational and training requirements vary among the states to address the specific requirements of the state. Additionally, not all ALFs allow staff to administer medications, these facilities are often referred to as a social model, there are 5 or 6 in this classification. 

To better understand the regulations for an individual state, you may find the specifics on each state’s ALF association website, or staff within that association may assist you or clarify your questions.  Also, ALFs may develop their own training that may exceed state requirement to address the special needs of the residents within the facility.

To find other competent, caring elder care professionals across America who are located near You and can help you with your elder care matters, go to: – A FREE online resource to find elder care experts plus elder care information & answers to your elder care questions.

Lynn Harrelson, R.Ph., FASCP, Senior Care Pharmacist
8302 Cheshire Way
Louisville, Kentucky  40222
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Kentucky chapter 

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