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Clarifying matters
To help remedy points of confusion tied
to RALs and other assisted living models, the Residential Document Group, a
subset of the Facility Guidelines Institute's
Health Guidelines Revision Committee,
is working to update and revise language
in the "Assisted Living Facility" chapter of

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other proven benefit. "Smaller environments
provide an opportunity for residents to have
better quality-of-life outcomes because
they have more choice, shorter walking
distances, and better control of their environments," says Jane Rohde, founder and
principal of JSR Associates Inc. (Catonsville, Md.), which provides senior living care
modeling and design consulting.
Yet, despite their growing popularity,
RALs face difficulties with building codes
and zoning officials, Rohde says. "There's
a lack of understanding that an RAL is a
home where services are provided. Building
officials try to place RALs into an institutional occupancy, and it is not an institution
or facility; it's a home."

NICOLE LOWDER, JSR ASSOCIATES

T

he residential assisted living model,
or RAL, has been gaining traction over the last few years, with
approximately 30,000 RALs in the
U.S. These small residences house eight
to 30 seniors, are staffed around the clock,
and deliver meals and noninstitutional-based
services such as hair and nail care and social
activities. But what makes RALs unique in the
genre of assisted living is their location-within
residential neighborhoods. Many RALs are
situated in existing homes that include some
level of retrofitting to accommodate elders,
and others are purpose built.
RALs are staffed according to their licensure, which varies depending upon state and
local requirements, but typically include an
administrator and/or registered nurse. Additionally, there may be a licensed practical
nurse and personal care workers along with a
chef and activities' staff.
Overall, the model answers the desire of a
growing number of families seeking environments that provide seniors the services
they require but within the communities they
already know and love. Plus, the scale is an-


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