37.106.2836 FURNISHINGS (1) Each resident in an assisted living facility must be provided the following at a minimum by the facility:
- an individual towel rack;
- a handicap accessible mirror mounted or secured to allow for convenient use by both wheelchair bound residents and ambulatory persons;
- clean, flame-resistant or non-combustible window treatments or equivalent, for every bedroom window;
- an electric call system comprised of a fixed manual, pendant cordless or two way interactive, UL or FM listed system which must connect resident rooms to the care staff center or staff pagers; and
- for each multiple-bed room, either flame-resistant privacy curtains for each bed or movable flame-resistant screens to provide privacy upon the request of a
- Following the discharge of a resident, all of the equipment and bedding used by that resident and owned by the facility must be cleaned and
37.106.2837 COMMON USE AREAS (1) The facility must provide:
- a dining room of sufficient size to accommodate all the residents comfortably with dining room furnishings that are well constructed and tables designed to accommodate the use of wheelchairs;
- at least one centrally located common area in which residents may socialize and participate in recreational activities. A common area may include, without limitation, a living room, dining room, enclosed porch or solarium. The common area must be large enough to accommodate those to be served without overcrowding; and
- enough total living or recreational and dining room area to allow at least 30 square feet per
- All common areas must be furnished and equipped with comfortable furniture and reading lights in quantities sufficient to accommodate those to be
- Any provision of this rule may be waived at the discretion of the department if conditions in existence prior to the adoption of this rule or construction factors would make compliance extremely difficult or impossible and if the department determines that the level of safety to residents and staff is not
37.106.2838 RESIDENT TOILETS AND BATHING (1) The facility
shall provide: (a) at least one toilet for every four residents; (b) one bathing facility for every 12 residents; and (c) a toilet and sink in each toilet room. (2) All resident rooms with toilets or shower/bathing
facilities must have an operable window to the outside or must be
exhausted to the outside by a mechanical ventilation system. (3) Each resident room bathroom shall: (a) be in a separate room with a toilet. A sink need not be
in the bathroom but shall be in close proximity to the toilet. A shower or tub is not required if the facility utilizes a central bathing unit or units; and
(b) have at least one towel bar per resident, one toilet paper holder, one accessible mirror and storage for toiletry items. (4) All doors to resident bathrooms shall open outward or slide into the wall and shall be unlockable from the outside.
(a) Dutch doors, bi-folding doors, sliding pocket doors and other bi-swing doors may be used if they do not impede the bathroom access width and are approved by the department. A shared bathroom with two means of access is also acceptable.
- In rooms used by category C or other special needs residents, the bathroom does not have to be in a separate room and does not require a
- Each resident must have access to a toilet room without entering another resident’s room or the kitchen, dining or living
- Each resident bathroom or bathing room shall have an emergency call system reporting to the staff location with an audible signal. The device must be silenced at the location only and shall be accessible to an individual collapsed on the
Any provision of this rule may be waived at the discretion of the department if conditions in existence prior to December 27, 2002, or construction factors would make compliance extremely difficult or impossible and if the department determines that the level of safety to residents and staff is not diminished.