What is the Role of a Registered Nurse in an Assisted Living Facility?
A registered nurse can work in a wide variety of different medical facilities. Because they are qualified to administer medication and treatment and are often responsible for keeping records of patient symptoms and medical histories, they are also an excellent fit for assisted living facilities.
How is AFL different from Other Registered Nurse Jobs?
Due to the long-term nature of assisted living facilities, patients often create a stronger, more trusting, and more personal relationship with their primary care provider. In addition, registered nurses can create and oversee treatment plans based on their extensive knowledge of their patients, their needs, and their limitations.
In a hospital setting, they admit patients for shorter periods before discharge for at-home care and recovery. While registered nurses still become closely acquainted with their patients’ cases and can provide advice for at-home care, they cannot closely oversee that progress as they are for long-term patients.
Read on here to learn more about the general jobs and responsibilities a registered nurse can expect to take on.
What Does a Registered Nurse Do in An Assisted Living Facility?
Registered nurses in assisted living facilities will take their general skills and duties and adjust them for the specific patients they care for.
They may be responsible for:
- Assessing a patient’s health upon arriving
- Monitoring that patients routinely for changes in their health
- Establishing a care plan using information from those assessments as well as the patient’s medical history
- Managing patient’s medications and testing their ability to administer and store medicines on their own
- Creating and promoting programs that promote overall health, wellness, and disease prevention
- Overseeing end-of-life preferences
- Being accountable for themself and their staff
- Ensure care practices are in each resident’s best interest
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