Assisted living facilities: Florida Statutes Chapter 400 Part 3; Florida Administrative Code Chapter 58A-5 et seq.
General Approach and Recent Developments
Licensed facilities are being encouraged to register on the Agency’s Emergency Status System which contains information that can be used before, during and after a disaster. The state provides for several types of ALF licensing: standard, ECC, LNS, and limited mental health services. Training requirements were updated in 2005 and elopement standards were added in 2006. In July 2003, responsibility for training administrators and service staff was transferred from the Department of Elder Affairs to private organizations.
Adult Foster Care
Adult family care homes are licensed separately. The licensee must live in the home and may be licensed to care for no more than five individuals. Rules are available at: http://www.floridaaffordableassistedliving.org/documents/392258A.pdf.
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Category Assisted living facilities
Assisted living facility means any building or buildings, section or distinct part of a building, private home, boarding home, home for the aged, or other residential facility, whether operated for profit or not, which undertakes through its ownership or management to provide housing, meals, and one or more personal services for a period exceeding 24 hours to one or more adults who are not relatives of the owner or administrator.
Standard. A facility licensed to provide housing, meals, and one or more personal care services for a period exceeding 24 hours. Personal services include direct physical assistance with or supervision of a resident’s ADLs and the self-administration of medication and similar services. The facility may employ or contract with a person licensed under Chapter 464, F.S., to