7.8.2.38                 HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES.  The facility shall maintain the interior and exterior of the facility in a safe, clean, orderly and attractive manner.  The facility shall be free from offensive odors, safety hazards, insects and rodents and accumulations of dirt, rubbish and dust.

  1.             All common living areas and all bathrooms shall be cleaned as often as necessary to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.
  2.             Combustibles such as cleaning rags or flammable substances shall be stored in closed metal containers in approved areas that provide adequate ventilation.  Combustibles shall be stored away from the food preparation areas and away from the resident rooms.
  3.             Poisonous or flammable substances shall not be stored in residential areas, food preparation areas or food storage areas.  If hazardous chemicals are stored on the property, material safety data sheets shall be maintained and stored in the same area as the chemicals, pursuant to state environment department requirements, 11.5.2.9 NMAC.

[7.8.2.38 NMAC – Rp, 7.8.2.39 NMAC, 1/15/2010]

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