Residential and Community-Based Care Licensing and Certification

Initial certification for a day program that provides the elderly and other adults services when their caregivers are at work or need relief.

Initial license to operate a place where three or four adults who are not related to the operator reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board and that may include up to seven hours per week of nursing care per resident.

An initial license to operate a place where five or more unrelated people live together in a community setting. Services provided include room and board, supervision, support services, and may include up to three hours of nursing care per week.

A licensed agency that provides care to terminally ill persons who have a life expectancy of 6-12 months.
The personal care agency (PCA) application process is for any individual, tribe, county department, or independent living center intending to provide only personal care services as a free-standing agency, to individuals in their place of residence. Personal care services includes assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, ambulating, or eating, or accompanying a client to a medical appointment.

Independent apartment units (assisted living apartments), accepting individuals who pay for services themselves or through Medicaid payments, in which the following services are provided: room and board, up to 28 hours per week of supportive care, personal care, and nursing services.

Registration for independent apartment units in which the following services are provided and the recipients pay on their own: room and board, up to 28 hours per week of supportive care, personal care, and nursing services.

Last Revised: December 23, 2014