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6 Pa. Code § 21.52. AAA service responsibilities.

§ 21.52. AAA service responsibilities.

 Specific service activities to be performed by AAAs providing domiciliary care service include, but are not limited to, the following:

   (1)  Determining client eligibility under §  21.21 (relating to eligibility for domiciliary care service).

   (2)  Placing clients, with their informed consent or the consent of their legal guardian, in domiciliary care homes suited to their individual needs.

   (3)  Performing the eligibility and home certification activities as prescribed in § §  21.23—21.33.

   (4)  Maintaining ongoing contact—as set forth in §  21.54 (relating to AAA care plan responsibilities)—with clients placed in domiciliary care homes to assure adequacy of care and appropriateness of placement.

   (5)  Identifying prospective domiciliary care home providers who are qualified under §  21.26 (relating to domiciliary care home provider eligibility) and arranging for their training. The training shall be based on course materials as required by the Department and shall ensure that providers achieve competencies through educational programs which include the following:

     (i)   Major health problems of older persons.

     (ii)   Accident prevention.

     (iii)   Nutrition.

     (iv)   The psychology of aging.

     (v)   Interpersonal communication.

     (vi)   General principles of cleanliness and hygiene.

     (vii)   Recognition and response to crises and emergency situations.

   (6)  Maintaining a registry of certified domiciliary care homes under §  21.56 (relating to a central registry of certified homes).

   (7)  Assuring provision of services by domiciliary care providers in accordance with § §  21.71—21.82.

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  21.82 (relating to other provider responsibilities).

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