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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHSS is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Learn more about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your facility. 
Residential Care Facility Admissions
Please refer to COVID-19 Guidance for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, and Residential Facilities and other resources for residential care facilities available at COVID-19: Specific Groups
  • New icon 10/21 - New Website to Help Address Health Care Workforce Shortages and Improve Care
    The Alaska Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, ADvancing States and Centene Corporation, in a unique public-private partnership, have developed and launched ConnectToCareJobs, a website designed to help address health care workforce shortages during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond. ConnectToCareJobs links residential facilities (e.g. skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities) that need employees with health care professionals who need jobs. The initial launch is focused on residential care facilities, however the site may be expanded  to include hospitals and home care agencies in subsequent phases.
  • 10/14 - Immediate Assistance Needed
    HSS Residential Licensing and SDS are working with an assisting an assisted living home in Anchorage that has five residents, three of which are COVID-positive and the other two have tested negative, but need to quarantine. The home unable to fully staff this home and residents are at risk of being placed in the hospital if caregivers are not found to keep them safely in their own home.

    If your agency has staff willing to assist this home to provide temporary care for 7 to 10 days, or you have community placement options available for these individuals, please contact Craig Baxter with Residential Licensing at (907) 632-3348 as soon as possible.

    As more of our assisted living homes experience positive cases it will be essential to come together as a community and work on solving staffing shortages together.  Please communicate with us if you have ideas for how to assist with staffing during this public health emergency.  Thank you for your attention and service.

  • 6/30 - Reopening Guidance for Congregate Residential Settings
    On June 30, 2020, the Department of Health and Social Services released reopening congregate residential settings guidelines for providers to use in making reopening decisions.

  • 5/21 - Health Mandates Remain in Effect
  • 5/1 - Interim Guidance on SARS-CoV-2 Testing for Asymptomatic Residents Being Admitted to Congregate Living Facilities
    The Division of Public Health’s Section of Epidemiology released guidance for administrators and health care providers affiliated with congregate living facilities (e.g., skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential treatment facilities) that serve persons who typically remain at the facility for a sustained period of at least 14 days.
Please check back frequently for new information and important updates.
Please call your licensing specialist if you have any questions.
Updated 10/21/2020

The Assisted Living Program Office

  • Licenses assisted living homes according to state statutes and regulations.
  • Provides orientation on state regulations, licensing, and fees.
  • Conducts annual inspections of all licensed facilities.
  • Investigates complaints alleging violations of state statutes and regulations.
  • Maintains a current list of licensed assisted living homes.
  • Monitors homes and works in partnership with partner agencies and providers.

Current Licensed Facilities

This list is updated around the 1st of each month. The current list was last updated on 05/2020.

Current Statutes and Regulations

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Contact Information
For more information about our program please contact us.

Craig Baxter
Residential Licensing Program Manager
4501 Business Park Boulevard, Building L
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 334-2492 Fax: (907) 269-3622