Learn about the various licensed adult care facility/assisted living options available in your community and throughout New York State; review tips and guidance for choosing an adult care facility/assisted living residence.
The New York State Department of Health licenses and regulates adult homes, enriched housing programs, and residences for adults, collectively known as adult care facilities. Search for a licensed Adult Care Facility using the NYS Health Profile website HERE.
The Benefits of Living in a Licensed Assisted Living, Adult Home, or an Enriched Housing Program Residence
Personal care assistance
Food service requirements to ensure food safety, balanced & nutritious meals
Supervision of all residents to help ensure safety
Medication assistance (including ordering, storing & taking medications
Ability to age in place *
Special needs programs, including dementia care *
Notice requirements for rate increases
Fire safety protections mandated throughout the building
Comprehensive emergency preparedness & evacuation plan
Mandatory reporting of serious incidents to the DOH, including incidents of abuse or neglect and resident injuries
Communicable disease & infection control
Extensive consumer protections and consumer disclosure documentation
Mandatory list of resident rights
Minimum staffing requirements
Continuous staff interaction with residents’ medical professionals to help ensure residents receive prompt & appropriate medical attention
Stringent oversight by the NYS Department of Health, including:
Unannounced inspections & follow-up
Detailed inspection reports – which must be posted in the facility – outlining violations and other deficiencies
Prompt investigation of complaints & serious incidents
Civil penalties and authority to revoke license to hold serious violators accountable
Require grievance procedures and formal complaint process.
*Benefit available in specified models.
2nd ALR Conference Sept 24-25, 2018
646 Plank Road, Suite 207
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 371-2573