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PDFWAC 388-78A-3011

Resident unit furnishings.

(1) The assisted living facility must ensure each resident sleeping room contains:
(a) A bed for each resident, except when:
(i) Two residents mutually agree to share a bed; or
(ii) A resident requests or provides alternate furniture for sleeping.
(b) The bed must be thirty-six or more inches wide for a single resident and fifty-four or more inches wide for two residents, including, but not limited to:
(i) Standard household bed;
(ii) Studio couch;
(iii) Hide-a-bed;
(iv) Day bed; or
(v) Water bed, if structurally and electrically safe.
(c) If using a bed, a mattress for each bed which:
(i) Fits the bed frame;
(ii) Is in good condition; and
(iii) Is at least four inches thick unless otherwise requested or necessary for resident health or safety.
(d) One or more pillows for each resident;
(e) Bedding for each bed, in good repair; and
(f) Lighting at the resident's bedside when requested by the resident.
(2) The assisted living facility may use or allow use of carpets and other floor coverings only when the carpet is:
(a) Securely fastened to the floor or provided with nonskid backing; and
(b) Kept clean and free of hazards, such as curling edges or tattered sections.
(3) The assisted living facility must ensure each resident has either a sleeping room or resident living room that contains a sturdy chair. This requirement does not mean an assisted living facility is responsible for supplying specially designed orthotic or therapeutic chairs, including those with mechanical lifts or adjustments.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.20 and 74.39A RCW. WSR 20-02-104, ยง 388-78A-3011, filed 12/31/19, effective 1/31/20.]
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