section .1300 - SPECIAL CARE UNITS FOR ALZHEIMER AND RELATED
10A NCAC 13F .1301 DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO SPECIAL CARE
The following definitions shall apply throughout this
(1) "Alzheimer's Disease" means a
progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in
impaired memory, thinking and behavior. Characteristic symptoms of the disease
include gradual memory loss, impaired judgment, disorientation, personality
change, difficulty in learning, and loss of language skills.
(2) "Related disorders" means
dementing or memory impairing conditions characterized by irreversible memory
(3) "Special care unit for persons with
Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders" means an entire facility or any
section, wing or hallway within an adult care home separated by closed doors
from the rest of the home, or a program provided by an adult care home, that is
designated or advertised especially for special care of residents with
Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders.
(4) "Care coordinator" means a staff
person in a special care unit who oversees resident care and coordinates,
supervises and evaluates resident services to assure that each resident
receives services appropriate to the individual’s needs.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-2; 131D-4.5;
131D-4.6; 131D-8; 143B-165; S.L. 1999-0334;
Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1999;
Eff. July 1, 2000.