Section 713-3.9 - Communal areas

713-3.9 Communal areas.

Resident communal areas shall be provided and shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(a) Resident dining space shall be provided at a minimum ratio of twenty-eight square feet net useable areas per resident. Dining facilities may be provided in separate satellite dining areas within or adjacent to nursing units to accomplish less densely populated groupings and to be easily accessible to the residents. Toilets accommodating wheelchair residents shall be readily accessible to all dining areas.

(b) Resident recreation and lounge areas shall be provided at a minimum of twelve square feet net usable area per resident. Such spaces may be provided within or adjacent to nursing units to provide for resident accessibility.

(1) Recreation and lounge areas shall be designed and furnished in a home-like manner to encourage resident participation and provide for resident identification with surroundings.

(2) Toilets accommodating wheelchair residents shall be readily accessible to all recreation and lounge areas.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Doc Status: 
Complete