Residential Assisted Living Facilities can find helpful resources and information on this site that will support licensing requirements as well as improve quality of care in your facility.
There are many resources available for Residential Assisted Living Facilities to ensure safe and quality care is possible. Review the information below to become familiar with important considerations as you open and operate your Assisted Living Facility.
Should you want to submit an appeal related to either a core or non-core deficiency found during your annual state survey, there are forms available for the appeal process.
Informal Dispute Resolution Process (Core): This document describes how to submit an appeal after the facility receives the formal written survey report.
Non-Core Dispute Process: Once the facility has received the formal written survey report and the facility would like to dispute a non-core issue found during survey, a dispute must be submitted within 30 days from the exit conference. For more details on the non-core Dispute Resolution Process, review the following document.
To apply to be a member of the Informal Dispute Resolution Panel, complete and submit the: IDR Panel Member Application.
There are consultants in the Residential Assisted Living Facilities Program that can help with licensing, development of plans, professional development, and other critical items related to operating a safe and effective facility.
COVID-19-Approved Facilities and Units
As part of your licensing and licensing renewal process, you will need to meet all Fire Safety and Construction Standards.
There are many rules within the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) that govern licensing and certification standards for Residential Assisted Living Facilities.
It is important that you report specific incidents to either the Department of Health and Welfare, Commission on Aging (Adult Protection), or Law Enforcement depending on the severity of the incident. We have provided a guide to help you know what to report and to whom.
Resources in this section provide examples of facility practices which have been recognized as rising above the level of expectation and quality.
Resources Reflecting Best Practices
The Caregiver Code of Ethics is a great guide to help create a quality of life by sustaining an environment that humanizes and individualizes each resident in your facility.
The following tools were created by assisted living operators to help enhance practices in their facilities. We hope you find these helpful as well.