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North Dakota Assisted Living Information
North Dakota defines an assisted living facility as a residential program licensed by the Department of Health to provide housing, food, personal care, and supervision to residents so they may maintain their highest level of functioning. An assisted living facility must have five or more residents who are not related in any way to the operator or manager.
North Dakota Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
An assisted living facility in North Dakota must provide supportive care of at least one ADL or IADL, supervision of nutrition and medical needs, and opportunities for social activity. In addition, a resident may contract with a home health agency to provide additional services as needed.
North Dakota Assisted Living Admission Requirements
To be admitted into a North Dakota assisted living facility, the fire code requires that resident be capable of self-preservation in case of an emergency. In addition, the residents must not require 24 hours a day of continual nursing care.
North Dakota Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
Each resident is assessed at admission and as needed in order to develop an effective care plan to meet the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of the resident.
North Dakota Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
In an assisted living facility, unlicensed staff may distribute medication, with the exception of controlled prescription drugs given “as needed.” Personnel who give those medications must be properly trained and under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.
North Dakota Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Private units must allow for at least 100 square feet of livable floor space, while double occupancy units must allow for at least 80 square feet of livable floor space per person. A three person unit must have at least 70 square feet of livable space. A living unit must contain a lockable door, private bathroom with sink, shower/tub and toilet, and a sleeping area. Smoke detectors are required in all corridors and resident rooms.
North Dakota Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents. Staff must be available 24 hours a day to care for the residents, but they do not necessarily have to be on the premises at all times. No administrator training is specified, although all staff must complete annual continuing education in safety, resident rights, infections, and mental and physical needs of residents.
North Dakota Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
Some people may have their assisted living services funded by state resources, Medicaid, or Medicaid waiver services, but the rental fee payment it is rare because rental assistance is generally not available unless through HUD.
North Dakota Alzheimer’s Unit Requirements
Alzheimer’s units are not available in assisted living facilities.
North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities for Basic Care FacilitiesPhone: (701) 328-2352
Darleen Bartz, PhD (Basic Care)
Phone: (701) 328-2352
North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Food & Lodging for Assisted Living (Food Sanitation and Life Safety)Phone: (701) 328-1292
Kenan Bullinger (Food Sanitation and Life Safety)
Phone: (701) 328-1292
North Dakota Department of Human Services for Assisted Living FacilitiesPhone: (701) 328-2321
LeeAnn Thiel (Human Services) Phone (701) 328-4893 Email:
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
North Dakota Assisted Living Communities
North Dakota 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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