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Cost of Missouri Assisted Living Facilities
The average cost of assisted living in Missouri is $2,700 per month
The range of costs is from $800 to $4,800 per month
This data is based on 32 of the larger facilities within the state and may not represent all facilities within the state. Additional fees may apply.
Missouri Assisted Living Information
Missouri defines an assisted living facility (also called residential care facilities) as one in which 24 hour care is provided for more than three residents and includes housing, meals, supervision of health care, storage and distribution of medications, and assistance with any ADL’s or IADL’s.
Missouri Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
Missouri assisted living facilities must provide protective care for its residents 24 hours a day, assist with ADL’s and IADL’s, and help with medication, activities, and dietary services. Home health agencies and hospice may also provide services as needed.
Missouri Assisted Living Admission Requirements
If a potential resident needs chemical or physical restraints, is bed bound, requires more than one person to provide physical assistance, is a threat to themselves or others, requires skilled nursing care, or can no longer pay for services, then a resident cannot be admitted or will have to be discharged to another facility.
Missouri Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
Within a week of arriving, a physician must complete a physical assessment and provide documentation of any medical orders. A community-based assessment is conducted within a week of arrival and then again as needed, or at least semi-annually. The two assessments are used to create a care plan.
Missouri Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
Every other month, a physician, pharmacist or registered nurse must review all resident’s medication regimens. Anyone giving medication must be licensed to do so. Medication must be secured and distributed in a safe and effective manner.
Missouri Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Four residents are allowed per unit, and each person must have 70 square feet of living space. One toilet is required for every six people and one tub/shower is required for every 20 residents.
Missouri Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
An assisted living facility in Missouri must have a licensed nursing home administrator, and all staff are required to have facility orientation. Assisted living facilities must have enough staff to meet the needs of the residents and must provide one licensed nurse eight hours a day for every 30 residents.
Missouri Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
Personal and advanced care services are covered under the Medicaid state plan.
Missouri Alzheimer’s Unit Requirements
In a Missouri Alzheimer’s unit, written disclosure is required that details all safety features, training requirements, philosophy, mission, and assessment policies, among others. All direct care staff in this unit must have specialized training.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long Term Care RegulationPhone: (573) 526-8524
Phone: (573) 526-8524
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
Missouri Assisted Living Communities
Missouri assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.
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