Ensuring that the Residents in your Assisted Living Facility get the proper medical care is not only a good protocol to keep them healthy, it is also an observance of Rule 58A-5.0182(3) of the FAC which mandates that you must assist residents in making appointments, remind them about their scheduled appointments for medical, dental, nursing, or mental health services and provide transportation where necessary. Facilities find it helpful to create relationships with health care providers who are willing to come to the facility to provide medical services. Being able to offer this to residents can be a great alternative to transporting them outside the facility Some of the positive outlooks to having a resident doctor who comes to the ALF include: Not having to go to a Doctor’s office outside the facility. Getting quicker response times in times of emergencies. This option is a more convenient way also, for the facility to have a better and faster communication line with the residents’ health care provider.