The physical environment

Many administrators of Assisted Living Facilities do not have the opportunity to be included in the plans of developing the facilities they operate, meaning there is a possibility the design team is not thoroughly versed in the regulation concerning the communities they build. With that said, you should still have a
good understanding of the following regulation provided by the KDAIL:

194A.703 Requirements for living units.
(1) Each living unit in an assisted-living community shall:
(a) Be at least two hundred (200) square feet for single occupancy, or for double occupancy if
the room is shared with a spouse or another individual by mutual agreement;
(b) Include at least one (1) unfurnished room with a lockable door, private bathroom with a tub
or shower, provisions for emergency response, window to the outdoors, and a telephone jack;
(c) Have an individual thermostat control if the assisted-living community has more than twenty
(20) units; and
(d) Have temperatures that are not under a client’s direct control at a minimum of seventy-one
(71) degrees Fahrenheit in winter conditions and a maximum of eighty-one (81) degrees Fahrenheit in summer conditions if the assisted-living community has twenty (20) or fewer units.
(2) Each client shall be provided access to central dining, a laundry facility, and a central living room.
(3) Each assisted-living community shall comply with applicable building and life safety codes as determined by the building code or life safety code enforcement authority with jurisdiction.

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