An Act relative to rest homes

This legislation requires the Department of Public Health to separate regulations for Level IV rest homes (affordable, supportive housing for older adults and others who are unable to live independently but do not need intensive skilled services of nursing facilities) from the long term care licensing regulations.  Having separate regulations for these two types of long term care settings would ensure that regulations are consistent with updated care practices and reflect the unique needs of the population that live in rest homes. 
 
Inappropriate regulations for the rest home setting and inadequate rates threaten continued existence of rest homes.