Residential Assisted Living providers 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 Providers 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.
As part of your licensing and licensing renewal process, you will need to meet all Fire Safety and Construction Standards.
Idaho Code and Administrative Rules: There are many rules within the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act that govern licensing and certification standards for Residential Assisted Living Facilities.
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.
There are consultants in the Residential Assisted Living Industry that can help providers with licensing, development of plans, professional development, and other critical items related to operating a safe and effective facility.
Information Letters sent to Residential Assisted Living Providers:
- #2007-3: Delivery of Hospice Services in Assisted Living Facilities (4/2/07)
- #2020-90: Emergency Generators (6/1/20)
- #2020-91: Painted Murals in Memory Care Units (6/1/20)
- #2020-92: Prohibited Use of Multiplug Adaptors (6/1/20)
- #2020-93: Special Provisions for Adoption of NFPA 101, 2018 Edition (6/1/20)
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 current facility practices which have been recognized as rising above the level of expectation and quality.
Additional resources reflecting Best Practices in the industry
The Care Giver 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.