I am thinking of starting a small assisted living home for 8 residents

by Ken
(Colorado)

Question:

I am thinking of starting a small assisted living center for 5-8 residents.

Can you recommend any books to describe this business I could read?

Does Colorado have specific regulations for assisted living centers; if so, what is the website?

Do all rooms need an indoor fire sprinkler system, for instance?

Are there bonding or background check requirements for employees?

Is there a website to post job openings?


Answer:

There are three types of assisted living residences in Colorado: private pay, alternative care facilities (assisted living residences that are Medicaid certified) and residential treatment facilities for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. There are over 530 assisted living residences in Colorado. Any assisted living residence caring for 3 or more residents must be licensed.

The best place to start is by reading the regulations that govern the type home that you are looking to open. These can be found at the Colorado Department of Health website:

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hf/alr/index.html.

To answer your more specific questions:

“Are there any books?”

I have not seen a “good” manual that will help you with opening this type or business, there are owners in the business that will consult with you and walk you through doing this, this is usually a fee-based service.

Does Colorado have specific regulations?

Yes, see link above.

Do all rooms need an indoor fire sprinkler system?

Yes, the whole house must have alarms and sprinklers, see regulations cited in link.

Are there bonding or background check requirements for employees?

Yes, including the owners, relegations go into great detail.

Is there a website to post job openings?

The CALA website has a place to post job openings.

The State also requires owners and/or operator to attend an approved 30 hour administrator training class. There are at least two members of CALA that teach these classes.

Thomas Kinrade
President, Colorado Assisted Living Association
www.coloradoassistedliving.com
www.cala-co.org

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