About North Dakota Assisted Living

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topics: North Dakota Assisted Living: assisted living in North Dakota: Senior housing: assisted living program: residential health care communities

Assisted Living defined*
An assisted living residence is a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs -- both scheduled and unscheduled of those who need help with activities of daily living.

These needs usually include meals each day served in a common dining area, housekeeping services, assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and walking, 24-hour security and staff availability, medication management, personal laundry services, and others.
*source: Assisted Living Federation of America, 1650 King Street, Suite 602, Alexandria, VA 22314-2747

Assisted living facilities tend to be very different from one another. An assisted living unit may be as grand as a small apartment with a tiny kitchen in a large complex or as modest as a shared room with little more than a bed and dresser for each resident. One can find an assisted living facility housing 100 residents and providing on-site nursing care two blocks away from another facility that houses six residents and employs a staff with no healthcare expertise at all.
*source: Assisted Living Consumer Alliance

In North Dakota, Assisted Living:
  • Is called Assisted Living Facility or a Basic Care Facility
  • Most facilities provide supervision of medication administration and nutrition.
  • The Medicaid program may pay for assisted living services through a Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver.

In North Dakota:
An Assisted Living Facility is a building that has at least five (5) separate living units where individualized support services are made available to individuals to accommodate needs and inabilities to enable individuals to remain independent. An entity providing assisted living services to five (5) or more individuals in this type of setting must be licensed as assisted living facility by both the North Dakota Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Health.

Currently North Dakota licenses basic care facilities and they are not certified by CMS to participate in the Medicare/Medicaid programs. Licensure of the basic care facility makes them eligible for state funding for basic care services. There are 53 basic care facilities in ND.

Source:North Dakota Department of Health & North Dakota Department of Human Services

North Dakota Assisted Living information, links, brochures, articles & publications

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  • brochure:
    Assisted Living Facility Tenant Rights

    source: Department of Human Services: State of North Dakota
    3 pages; languages: English
    from the web page: ...YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW ; Terms of your assisted living contract What services are available and at what cost (The contract must explain the services the Assisted Living Facility offers, the cost of rent, and each service specified to the tenant) Refund policies Rate changes How to request the individualized support services ...
    • more from Department of Human Services: State of North Dakota:
      The Choice Is Yours
      2 pages; languages: English
      from the web page: ...Explanation of long-term care options...
    • brochure:
      Making Health Care Decisions in North Dakota: A Summary of North Dakota Law Regarding Health Care Directives
      2 pages; languages: English
      from the web page: ...This booklet was developed by the Aging Services Division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services to provide you with a written summary of North Dakota law regarding advance directives and health care decision-making authority. It is not intended to provide specific legal advice regarding these matters, therefore any specific questions should be addressed to an attorney....


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