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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


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.
 
4/2 - Guidelines for Assisted Living Homes to Promote Resident Compliance with COVID-19 Social Distancing and Stay Put Orders
In order to assist community providers who are front line care givers for residents of assisted living homes, Residential Licensing is publishing the following recommendations for all Assisted Living Homes.
 
In the event a resident is non-compliant with state and/or local stay put orders, the following guidelines must be in place prior to issuing any notice regarding termination of a resident's contract.
  • All Assisted Living Homes should update house rules to reflect local and statewide COVID-19-related orders, provide a copy of the updated rules to each resident and their representative(s), and ensure they understand the change and the stay put orders.
  • Upon a first violation of the house rules or any local or state-wide stay put rule, an administrator may issue a warning to the recipient and the recipient's representative. The warning should include a statement that continued violations of the stay put rule will be considered grounds for a 24-hour notice of termination of services.
  • If a second violation of the stay put rule occurs, issue a final written warning notice to the resident and representative(s) and notify Central Intake. The final warning should include a statement that a third violation will result in termination of services.
  • If a third violation of the stay put rule occurs, the home may issue a written termination of services notice, and notify Central Intake. Prior to issuing the notice, the staff or administrator must still comply with AS 47.33.360(c) and (d) and offer a case conference with the resident and or the resident's representative, that includes any other service coordinator or other care providers who would be able to discuss arrangements required to relocate the resident.
All homes must continue to take all necessary steps to protect the other residents in the home (e.g., clean frequently, maintain social distancing, request that residents isolate in their own rooms as much as possible). All homes must also eliminate congregant activities and support resident quarantine if necessary, as much as possible.
 
We recognize these are difficult times and appreciate the work that Assisted Living Homes do and the care provided to residents. 
 
Please check back frequently for new information and important updates.
 
Questions?
Please call your licensing specialist if you have any questions.
 
Published 5/21/2020; Updated 5/21/2020


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 11/15/19.

Current Statutes and Regulations


TRAINING OPPORTUNITY


Advanced Administrator Workshop 2020– Anchorage:
The Advanced Administrator Workshop-Anchorage is a free one day detailed review of select topics in assisted living licensing for Homes located in the Municipality of Anchorage; material covered has previously been covered in December 2019. The class is limited to currently licensed homes, one seat per home. Class is from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with an hour lunch break. Attendants will receive seven (7) hours of continuing education. Space is limited to 45 participants and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. The workshop will be held at the Mental Health Trust located at 3745 Community Park Loop, Room 120, Anchorage, AK.

To register, please send the name of attendee, phone number, email address, and the facility you’re associated with to ALH.NewHome@alaska.gov, subject line: Advanced Administrator Workshop Anchorage.
 
Date: May 14, 2020 8:30am to 4:30pm

If you have questions please feel free to contact Nate Allen or Julia Greenfield at the Residential Licensing main line (907) 269-3640 or at ALH.NewHome@alaska.gov.

Advanced Administrator Workshop 2020 – Mat-Su:
The Advanced Administrator Workshop-Mat-Su is a free one day detailed review of select topics in assisted living licensing for Homes located in the Matsu Valley. The class is limited to currently licensed homes, one seats per home. Class is from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with an hour lunch break. Attendants will receive six (6) hours of continuing education. Space is limited to 40 participants and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. The workshop will be held in the Mat-Su Health Foundations Conference Center located at 777 N. Crusey St., Ste A201 Wasilla, AK 99654.

To register, please send the names of attendee, phone number, email address, the facility you’re associated with to ALH.NewHome@alaska.gov, subject line: Advanced Administrator Workshop Mat-Su.

Date: March 27, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm

If you have questions please feel free to contact Nate Allen or Julia Greenfield at the Residential Licensing main line (907) 269-3640 or at ALH.NewHome@alaska.gov.


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Gov Delivery is an electronic delivery service that allows Residential Licensing to directly notify providers of any news regarding Residential Licensing.
 
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