With more than 200 years of practical experience working in and regulating assisted living, FALA continues to expand the resources it provides to our members. FALA’s consultants are certified through the Department of Elder Affairs, have worked for the Agency for Health Care Administration, and/or Senior Living Providers in the state. FALA’s current CEO is a licensed attorney and is also available to assist members in conflict resolution as appropriate and in accordance with the Association’s mission, vision and values. To obtain information for any FALA consulting services, please call the office at (850) 383-1159 or email Alberta Granger, FALA Director of Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
FALA’s consulting team is available to review Assisted Living Facility (ALF) and Adult Family Care Home (AFCH) applications for completeness and hand-deliver the applications to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Final Orders Mandates
FALA’s consulting team has been and continues to work with communities, through Final Orders and settlement agreements executed with AHCA to conduct quarterly and monthly visits (depending on the gravity of non-compliance) to assure that the ALF operates in compliance with the regulations.
Mock inspections are a good way for your organization to provide a training experience that approximates the intensity of a real inspection from AHCA. FALA uses only former AHCA inspectors to provide you with a truly simulated inspection. It allows providers to test themselves and their staff under realistic conditions and provides the guidance people need to respond to situations quickly and appropriately. Mock inspections also give providers the opportunity to analyze their logistic capabilities, corporate procedures, and information systems to determine whether they can handle the documentation and data demands of an inspection in a timely fashion. As a result, you can identify and correct weaknesses and can enhance your systems and procedures before organizational damage is done.
FALA’s consulting team is available to conduct site visits and advise on the design of newly constructed buildings. FALA’s consulting team is also available to provide ALF and AFCH unique and specific requested needs such as, but not limited to:
- Medication Cart Audits
- Dietary and Dining Monitoring
- In-serving employees in various ALF areas in an effort to enhance the services to their residents
- Fall prevention critiques and the development of fall prevention plans
- Provide general step-by-step regulatory guidance to obtain and maintain licensure compliance
Policies and Procedures
FALA’s consulting team writes and develops the required statutory and rule policies and procedures.