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ALH Licensing Requirements: Site Survey for Municipal Approval

Another common requirement for approval for a residential assisted home by municipalities is a site survey. A site survey is a graphical depiction of your entire property. Pay attention to the requirements that the local municipality specifies for inclusion in the site survey. Common features for inclusion in a site survey include- Property lines Directional […]

ALH Licensing Requirements: Narrative for Jurisdiction Approval

Part of the process for licensing a residential care home is obtaining approval from your local jurisdiction that governs the property location. Sometimes this agency will require a “narrative” or written overview that describes how your business will function within the community. The items covered in the narrative will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Generally […]

Preventing the Flu in Assisted Living Homes

October is a fantastic time of year in Arizona. We say goodbye to the extreme heat and begin fully enjoying the outdoors once again. But as assisted living home owners, it should also signal our preparation for flu season. Our elderly population is especially susceptible to serious problems associated with the flu. Here’s a quick […]

Assisted Living Home Startup in Arizona

The first step in opening an assisted living home should be an honest assessment if this is the right business for you. I have seen many people who find out about the assisted living home business, discover the financial opportunity and relatively low barrier to entry, and then quickly make a decision to start their […]

Assisted Living Documentation in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires all licensed assisted living homes to deploy a documentation package that is fully compliant with the current rules for assisted living facilities. This will be one of the important milestones you need to complete during your initial licensing process. In Arizona, DHS does not provide a documentation. They […]

Residents Left Unattended In Assisted Living Homes

For many readers the topic I’m writing about today will seem obvious. Yet over the past few months I’ve heard of this happening a couple of times; residents being left alone in a residential care home. In one instance the manager designee of a home wanted to check the mail for the facility. She thought […]