Big Bend assisted living facilities work to meet new requirements – WTXL ABC 27
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The state has listed a total number of 1,250 assisted living facilities in Florida that have not yet responded to new requirements.
This requirement requested all assisted living facilities to submit a detailed emergency power plan to the Department of Elder Affairs or apply for a waiver by October 31.
The facilities in Leon County include L & L Assisted Living Community in Chaires.
The director says the company has a generator, but it does not meet all of the new requirements. They say the facility will have an electrician look at whether or not the generator can be adjusted in some way to provide the power needed.
The director say she will make sure the facility is compliant, adding that the safety and comfort of its residents is a priority.
Non-compliant facilities will be subjected to the fine of $1,000 per day or license revocation beginning November 15 if they fail to come into compliance by the deadline.
L & L is one of seven companies listed from Leon County. WTXL reached out to each one. The other facilities were either unavailable for comment or claimed they have met all the state’s requirements.
The list of facilities also includes two in Gadsden County, two in Madison County, two in Liberty County, two in Lafayette County, one in Suwannee County, one in Hamilton County, and one in Jackson County.
The full list of facilities that have not submitted information is below: