TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 370 COMMUNITY LIVING FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 370.1810 FURNISHINGS


 

Section 370.1810  Furnishings

 

a)         Each resident shall be provided with a bed which is at least thirty-six (36) inches wide, be of sturdy construction and in good repair.  Cots, roll-away or folding beds shall not be used.  Double beds shall be used for married couples if they desire this arrangement.  Single beds shall be provided for single residents, unless the resident and the facility are agreeable to the use of a double bed.

 

b)         Each bed shall be provided with satisfactory type springs in good repair, a clean, firm, comfortable mattress of appropriate size for the bed.

 

c)         Each bed shall be provided with a minimum of one (1) clean, comfortable pillow.

 

d)        

 

1)         Each bedroom shall be furnished with enclosed space within the resident's room for hanging his or her clothes.  This space shall be at least two (2) feet by two (2) feet per resident and of sufficient height for hanging clothes.

 

2)         Each resident shall be provided with a minimum of two (2) adequately sized drawers located in his or her bedroom.

 

e)         Each bedroom shall be provided with a mirror.  Each lavatory shall be provided with a mirror.

 

f)         Each bedroom shall have window shades, or equivalent, in good repair.

 

g)         A bedside table, chair and satisfactory reading lamp, or equivalent, shall be provided for each bed.

 

h)         Each living and/or multi-purpose room for residents' use shall be provided with an adequate number of reading lamps, tables and chairs or settees.  These furnishings shall be well constructed and of satisfactory design for the residents.

 

i)          Dining room furnishings shall be provided for each resident which are well constructed, comfortable in good repair and of satisfactory design for the residents. There shall be a sufficient number of tables, of a type that can be used by wheelchair residents, to accommodate all such residents in the facility.

 

j)          Office spaces and other areas shall be satisfactorily furnished with desks, chairs, tables, lamps, cabinets, counters and/or other furnishings essential to the proper use of the area.