Introduction of ARCP facilities in Louisiana

Introduction of ARCP facilities in Louisiana

In the state of Louisiana, there are four varying types of Adult Residential Care Providers, or ARCP (commonly referred to as Assisted Living Facility/ALF). The regulations provided by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals explain these different settings below:

Level 1 ARCP—an ARCP that provides adult residential care for compensation to two or more residents but no more than eight who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in a setting that is designed similarly to a single-family dwelling.

Level 2 ARCP—an ARCP that provides adult residential care for compensation to nine or more residents but no more than 16 who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in a congregate setting that does not provide independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, whether functional or rendered nonfunctional for reasons of safety.

Level 3 ARCP—an ARCP that provides adult residential care for compensation to 17 or more residents who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, whether functional or rendered nonfunctional for reasons of safety.

Level 4 ARCP—an ARCP that provides adult residential care including intermittent nursing services for compensation to 17 or more residents who are unrelated to the licensee or operator in independent apartments equipped with kitchenettes, whether functional or rendered nonfunctional for reasons of safety.

Adult Residential Care Providers serve individuals in a congregate setting and are operational 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with a coordinated array of supportive personal services, 24-hour supervision and assistance (scheduled and unscheduled), activities and health-related services that are designed to:

  1. allow the individual to reside in the least restrictive setting of his/her choice;
  2. accommodate the individual resident’s changing needs and preferences;
  3. maximize the resident’s dignity, autonomy, privacy, and independence; and
  4. encourage family and community involvement.

These facilities must provide care services including, at a minimum, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance with instrumental activities of daily living, lodging, and meals.

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