Resident assessment

Also called patient assessment. A standardized tool that enables nursing homes to determine a person’s abilities, what assistance the person needs and ways to help the person improve or regain abilities. Resident assessment forms are completed using information gathered from medical records, discussions with the individual and family members, and direct observation.

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Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.