Advocates for Georgia's Elderly Since 1953

GCAL Regulatory Resources

GCAL has formed a relationship with the Department of Community Health (DCH), Health Facility Regulation (HFR), and other regulatory bodies to ensure that its members have the most updated information. In 2012, a Georgia law was passed adding a licensure distinction between assisted living communities and personal care homes, adding additional requirements for memory care units.

Assisted living communities are personal care homes which choose to serve 25 residents or and provide care which consists of the provision of personal services, the administration of medications by a certified medication aide, and the provision of assisted self-preservation. Personal care home regulations were updated in 2013 to include new policy and procedures requirements, additional training for staff, language regarding staffing above minimal standards, and requirement for a needs assessment upon admission.