Alaska Statutes.
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
Chapter 33. Assisted Living Homes
Section 5. Purpose.
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AS 47.33.005. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to

(1) contribute to the development of a system of care by encouraging the establishment of assisted living homes that provide a homelike environment for elderly persons and persons with a mental or physical disability who need assistance with the activities of daily living;

(2) promote the establishment of homes that help

(A) the elderly to age in place; and

(B) adults with a physical or mental disability to become integrated into the community and to reach their highest level of functioning;

(3) establish standards that will protect residents of assisted living homes, while at the same time promoting an environment that will encourage resident growth and independence, without discouraging the establishment and continued operation of those homes;

(4) require that a resident of an assisted living home have an assisted living plan that identifies the services that will be used to meet the resident's reasonable wants and needs; and

(5) provide a resident of an assisted living home, or the resident's representative, with the opportunity to participate to the fullest extent possible in the design and implementation of the resident's assisted living plan and in any decisions involving the resident's care.

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