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Assisted Living Facility

Keisha Woods, MPH
Manager, Assisted Living Unit
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive MS #30 Tallahassee, FL 32308
Florida Relay Service (TDD): (800) 955-8771
Phone: (850) 412-4304
Fax: (850) 922-6059
Email: assistedliving@ahca.myflorida.com
To file a complaint against an assisted living facility please call: 1-888-419-3456
For complaints concerning Medicaid please call: 1-877-254-1055

An assisted living facility (ALF) is designed to provide personal care services in the least restrictive and most home-like environment. These facilities can range in size from one resident to several hundred and may offer a wide variety of personal and nursing services designed specifically to meet an individual's personal needs.

Facilities are licensed to provide routine personal care services under a "Standard" license, or more specific services under the authority of "Specialty" licenses. ALFs meeting the requirements for a Standard license may also qualify for specialty licenses. The purpose of "Specialty Licenses" is to allow individuals to "age in place" in familiar surroundings that can adequately and safely meet their continuing healthcare needs.

Emergency Status System

Emergency Status SystemThe Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an Agency approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations. The Agency approved database for reporting this information is the Emergency Status System (ESS).


Emergency Power Rule

Notices/Updates

Statute/Rule Authority


Survey Guidelines


Application and Forms

Resident Health Assessment

Resources

Links

  • Contact the office of Risk Management and Patient Safety to submit Adverse Incident Reports or for questions regarding Adverse Incident Reports.
  • Homes licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration--visit the AHCA website at http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov*
  • Homes licensed by the Department of Children and Families--visit the DCF website at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/regions/ to locate the Community Residential Home licensing staff in the appropriate district.
  • Homes licensed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities--visit the APD website at http://www.flddresources.org/html/contact_us.htm to locate the APD staff in the appropriate district.

    * (Please do not use as the sole source of information for determining 1000 feet of distance between facilities)