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Assisted Living Communities Checklist
Are there handrails or grab bars to
aid in walking? Is there an elevator available for
those who need it?
Are the bathrooms easy to navigate
Are cupboards easy to reach?
What are the meals like? Is there an
opportunity for input by the residents?
How does the facility accommodate
the special dietary needs of the residents?
Is there a copy of the Residents
Bill of Rights displayed prominently?
Does the residence comply with local
and/or state requirements?
Evaluating needs assessments, contracts,
cost and finances
How long after admission is the resident
plan of care written?
Are resident and family involved in
developing the care plan?
How are the residentís need for
services determined, and how often are they
What are the residentís
responsibilities regarding the plan of care? Can
they be discharged for non-compliance?
Is there a policy for disciplinary
action for the residents? What of the staff, what is
the facilities policy on disciplinary action for
protocol infractions by staff?
Is there a resident advocate
available to discuss problems or concerns?
What is the cost of the services?
What are billing, payment and credit policies?
Are there any government or other
programs available to help cover the cost of
services to the resident?
What services are included in the
contract? Are there personal care, health care,
accommodations and support services?