Chapter One Resources and Appendix in Legal Issues in Residential Care
Appendix A: Care Requirements Summary
(138) In 2009 BC Care Providers Association developed a summary classification of residents for their organization. This table is a modified version of that classification, with more focus on the “typical “ residents. Most residents in care facilities fall into Groups 1, 2 and 3. A small minority may come within Groups 4 or 5, some of whom may be living in specialized units.
Prospective complex care residents may be categorized into five groups
- GROUP 1
Physically dependent and cognitively intact with medical needs requiring professional nursing for monitoring or medical intervention. Requires a planned care program. Unable to use wheelchair independently. Requires paraprofessional interventions.
- GROUP 2
Clinically complex requiring professional nursing, monitoring and skilled intervention. May be re-ambulation, hospice/ palliative, medical sub acute (high needs).
- GROUP 3
Cognitively impaired, socially appropriate. Unable to communicate needs, requires directional assistance and/ or requires total care with ADLs. Requires a secure environment for safety. May or may not be independently mobile.
- GROUP 4
Cognitive impaired, socially inappropriate, anti-social behaviours. Unable to communicate needs, requires total care with ADLs. Requires a secure environment for self protection.
- GROUP 5
Residents with severe behavioural problems, destructive, aggressive, violent. May or may not be independently mobile.
List of Regulatory Colleges Specifically Relevant to Residential Care
- College of Dietitians of BC
- College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC
- College of Occupational Therapists of BC
- College of Pharmacists of BC
- College of Physical Therapists of BC
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
- College of Registered Nurses of BCP
- College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC
- BC College of Social Workers
|This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, June 2014.|