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Mississippi Assisted Living Information
Mississippi defines an assisted living facility as a Personal Care Home Assisted Living facility that provides personal care, such as assistance with ADL’s, emergency response services and supplemental health services.
Mississippi Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
Limited home health care services may be provided, but the primary source of assistance is with food, shelter, laundry and assistance with such daily activities as financial management, grooming, bathing, and dressing.
Mississippi Assisted Living Admission Requirements
A person cannot be admitted, or be allowed to stay in a facility if he or she is a danger to themselves or others, has a gastric feeding tube or tracheotomy, is not ambulatory, requires restraints, requires an indwelling catheter, IV feedings or medications, sterile wound care or treatment for specific types of ulcers or dermatitis. On occasion, up to two residents needing this type of care may be allowed in the facility at a given time.
Mississippi Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
A medical management assessment is required annually.
Mississippi Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
Mississippi facilities can monitor the self-administration of medication, and licensed personnel may administer medication.
Mississippi Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Each unit must allow 80 square feet of living space per person, up to four people per room, and separate toilets and bathing areas must be provided for each gender according to the ratio of one toilet for every six residents and one shower/tub for every twelve residents. New buildings must have fire sprinklers.
Mississippi Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
Every facility must have a full-time operator who has a high school diploma or GED, and is not a resident. The operator and all direct care staff must not be listed on the Mississippi Nurses Aide Abuse Registry and pass a criminal background check. There are also very specific staff/resident ratios dependant on the unit and the time of day.
Mississippi Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
There are a limited number of slots available from the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver for those residents who are eligible.
Mississippi Alzheimer’s Unit Requirements
In a Mississippi Alzheimer’s unit, two direct care staff must be present at all times, and there are specific design features required for such units. In addition, eight hours of social service consultation must be provided to the resident and/or resident’s family members per month.
Mississippi Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facilities Licensure and CertificationPhone: (601) 364-1110
Phone: (601) 364-1110
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
Mississippi Assisted Living Communities
Mississippi 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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