(1) The boarding home must provide housing and assume general responsibility for the safety and well-being of each resident, as defined in this chapter, consistent with the resident's assessed needs and negotiated service agreement.
(2) The boarding homes must provide each resident with the following basic services, consistent with the resident's assessed needs and negotiated service agreement:
(a) Activities -
Arranging for activities in accordance with WAC 388-78A-2180
(b) Housekeeping -
Providing a safe, clean and comfortable environment for each resident, including personal living quarters and all other resident accessible areas of the building;
(c) Laundry -
Keeping the resident's clothing clean and in good repair, and laundering towels, washcloths, bed linens on a weekly basis or more often as necessary to maintain cleanliness;
(d) Meals -
Providing meals in accordance with WAC 388-78A-2300
(e) Nutritious snacks -
Providing nutritious snack items on a scheduled and nonscheduled basis, and providing nutritious snacks in accordance with WAC 388-78A-2300
(3) The boarding home must:
(a) Provide care and services to each resident by staff persons who are able to communicate with the resident in a language the resident understands; or
(b) Make provisions for communications between staff persons and residents to ensure an accurate exchange of information.
(4) The boarding home must ensure each resident is able to obtain individually preferred personal care items when:
(a) The preferred personal care items are reasonably available; and
(b) The resident is willing and able to pay for obtaining the preferred items.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.090 (2004 c 142 § 19) and chapter 18.20 RCW. 04-16-065, § 388-78A-2170, filed 7/30/04, effective 9/1/04.]