Extended Congregate Care License

An assisted living facility (ALF) is a group residential establishment designed to provide personal care services in the “least restrictive and most home-like environment” that can be safely allowed. These personal services include activities of daily living and the self-administration of medication, and are provided with the goal of allowing residents to remain independent at to hopefully age in place as their health needs increase.

In Florida, standard ALFs must be licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The agency also issues several types of specialty licences, including the Extended Congregate Care Licence.

The AHCA issues an Extended Congregate Care Licence to an assisted living facility that provides additional services that exceed those provided by a standard assisted living facility. Facilities with an ECC licence may provide residents with additional nursing services and offer total assistance with personal care services as well as additional medication administration. ECC facilities are able to accommodate residents that require tube feedings, catheter care and oxygen services.

In order for a facility to apply for an ECC license, it must have maintained a standard licence for two years, and may not have been subject to any administrative sanctions during the previous two years, or since initial licensure if the facility has been licensed for less than two years. New facilities may apply for an ECC license at the time of initial application.

Palm Cottages is proud to be an ECC licensed Assisted Living Facility. Please give us a call or contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and the wonderful community we build for our residents!

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