.25 Special Care Units — Dementia Care Unit.

A. A dementia care unit shall meet the:

(1) General requirements established for all special care units as outlined in Regulation .24 of this chapter; and

(2) Requirements of this regulation.

B. Dementia Unit Disclosure.

(1) The disclosure shall be made to the Department and to any person seeking placement or receiving care in a Dementia special care unit or program of a nursing home.

(2) The information disclosed shall explain the additional care provided in each of the following areas:

(a) The Dementia special care unitís written statement of its overall philosophy and mission, which reflects the needs of residents with dementia;

(b) The process and criteria for placement, transfer, or discharge from the unit;

(c) The process used for individualized assessment and establishing the resident-centered plan of care and its implementation, including the method by which the plan of care evolves and is responsive to changes in the individualís condition;

(d) Staff training and continuing education practices;

(e) The physical environment and design features appropriate to support the functioning of cognitively impaired adult residents;

(f) The frequency and types of resident activities;

(g) The involvement of families and family support programs; and

(h) The cost of care and any additional fees.

C. Secured units shall meet the established standards applicable to nursing home set forth in NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.