Effective Jan. 1, 2023: New, revised requirements for Assisted Living Communities Accreditation Program
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, four new and 14 revised requirements will take effect for The Joint Commission’s Assisted Living Communities Accreditation Program. The modified standards span multiple chapters and address:
- Infection control
- Dementia care
- Staff wellness
- Resident well-being
The changes reflect current scientific evidence and evidence-based practices, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. They also align with recommendations and practice guidelines from the Alzheimer’s Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Joint Commission also sought feedback and expert guidance from:
- A Standards Review Panel (SRP) field review
- A public field review that included administrators with experience in the assisted living care setting.
View the prepublication standards.