Necessary Items To Successfully Pass the Health Department Inspection for Assisted Living & Group Home Facilities (Initial & Annual Inspection)

May 10, 2024

Necessary Items To Successfully Pass the Health Department Inspection for Assisted Living & Group Home Facilities (Initial & Annual Inspection) 


Are you ready to take your assisted living or group home facility to the next level? Ensuring compliance with the Health Department's rigorous standards is essential for the safety and well-being of your residents. In this article, we'll guide you through the requirements for successfully passing the Health Department application process, along with some helpful tips and resources to streamline the journey. This article contains affiliate links.


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  1.  Floor Plans:

One of the initial steps in the Health Department application process is providing detailed floor plans of your facility. These plans should include scaled layouts showcasing the kitchen and life safety plans, as well as evacuation routes. Need examples? Don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.


  1.  Food Safety Training and Menus:

Proper food safety and sanitation procedures are paramount in any assisted living or group home setting. Ensure that you and your staff receive adequate food safety training. Additionally, crafting nutritious menus tailored to the dietary needs of your residents is crucial. Reach out to us for valuable resources to support you in this endeavor.


  1.  Radon Results:

Radon testing is a critical component of ensuring a safe living environment for your residents. Order your radon testing kit through the link provided below and follow the instructions carefully. Don't forget to include your email on the form for prompt results. Paid link


  1.  Grab Bars:

Installing grab bars in bathrooms and common areas enhances accessibility and safety for your residents. Make sure to include these fixtures in your facility's design plan.

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  1. At Least Two Sinks: Your facility must have at least two sinks. One for food preparation and one for handwashing. Paid link:

Sink Faucet with Sensor: Paid link


Waterproof Bed Covers: Be mindful of the size of the mattress and the cover you’re buying 


Thermometer: Check refrigerator & Freezer Temperature:

Temperature log holders:

Magnetic Clips Strong Refrigerator Magnet Clips: 


Landline Telephone: We need one & it has to be connected during the AHCA initial inspection

Air Mattress:


Signs to be posted:

Handwashing Sign &


Leftover Food Labels


Medical Cabinet (needs to be able to be locked)

Lock for the Chemical Cabinet & Medication Cabinet: 

Medication Cabinet Ideas: You may consider buying two as you will need additional storage &

File Cabinet:

Wrist Keychain Holder:



  1.  A Water Station: Where your clients will drink water as they please. The most commonly used is the water from the refrigerator but here are some examples if you want a separate water station. Paid link


  1.  Pool Safety (If Applicable):

If your facility includes a pool, ensure compliance with water safety regulations. All staff members must undergo water safety training, and your pool must be fully fenced for added security. Paid link:


  1.  Washer and Dryer: You are required to have a washer and dryer to wash and keep your home fresh. Here are some examples. Paid link:


  1.  Raised Toilet Seats with Handle: It's best to not have tubes but if you do, this is ideal for tubes


General Chair:

Post your menu, tax information, zoning confirmation, resident rights, staff schedule, and anything else that needs to be posted. 

Cork Board:

Push Pins:


Consultation Services and Resources:

Navigating the Health Department application process can be daunting, but you don't have to do it alone. Our consultation services offer personalized guidance and support every step of the way. We provide a wealth of resources to help you achieve your goals and maintain compliance with regulatory standards. Reach out to us today to learn more and take the first step towards a thriving facility.


Successfully passing the Health Department application process is essential for the success and reputation of your assisted living or group home facility. By adhering to the requirements outlined above and utilizing our consultation services and resources, you can ensure a safe and enriching environment for your residents. Remember, we're here to support you on your journey to success. Happy thriving!


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