Assessment Setup

Assessment Customization

ResiDex allows users to customize assessments to best meet their needs, based upon state and federal regulations, resident populations served, and the type of programming offered.  Specifically, customization can include:

  • Assessment occasions and titles
  • Allowing non-clinical staff to perform specified assessments (e.g. Dietary, Activity, and Bio/History assessments)
  • Customization of individual assessment questions and response options, including in which assessment occasion they appear 
  • Requirement that a question be answered OR a note be entered in conjunction with any assessment item
  • Selection of assessment items to include in the Master Care Plan- a report pushed out to staff to orient them to the plan of care
  • Flagging of any assessment item as a vulnerability and require notes for any of those flagged items
  • Customization of snippets or standard text for note fields 
  • Linking Assessment items to specific services, allowing the user to update the plan of care while performing an assessment
  • Creation of custom subsets (e.g. fall risk, wound assessments) that can be performed without opening a full assessment
  • Assessment Signature Lines

Contact ResiDex Support staff for assistance in customizing your assessments.  We will meet, identify needs and preferences, and assist in the setup of any of these assessment features.

Assessment Snippets

Snippets are bits of text - typically a sentence or two - that RTasks users can select and use in a given note field.  Assessment snippets are located in the note field associated with any assessment item, and can create efficiencies and clarity in documentation.  Users are still able to add resident-specific data as well.  Users with Role 32 (Assessments) can add or delete assessment snippets.

ResiDex Fall Risk Tool

Assessing and minimizing the risk of falling is an important nursing activity and a common quality management concern. ResiDex offers a fall risk assessment tool developed by the Missouri Alliance for Health Care  (MAHC 10) that offers several advantages:

  • It is a tested and validated tool
  • It is integrated into data already entered into ResiDex (diagnoses, medications, fall incidents, assessment items, etc.)
  • It is updated with each assessment or clinical review
  • It can easily be updated and printed as a subset assessment