Dining, lounges, recreation areas, and social areas for residents shall be provided. The total area of these spaces shall be a minimum of 35 square feet (3.25 m2) per bed with a minimum total area of 225 square feet (20.90 m2). At least 20 square feet (1.86 m2) per resident shall be available for dining. Additional space may be required for resident day care programs. Storage for supplies and equipment shall be provided in the recreation area.
If the institutional design model is utilized, these areas may be grouped together and centrally located.
If a household design model for personcentered care is utilized, these areas shall be decentralized and provided within each resident household or can be shared between a maximum of two households.
Storage for supplies, resident needs, and recreation shall be provided. This area shall be on site but not necessarily in the same building as the resident rooms, provided access is convenient. The minimum required area shall be 5 square feet (0.46 m2) per bed up to 600 square feet (55.74 m2).
Outdoor area(s) shall be provided for the use of all residents and shall include walking paths of durable materials, benches, shaded areas, and visual focusing element(s) such as landscaping, sculpture, or fountain(s). Security fencing if used shall be of a residential design and provide some visual connection to the exterior of the secured area. If an exterior visual connection is not possible or desirable then the interior of the outside area shall be landscaped to be visually interesting.
If required by the functional program of the facility, physical, speech, and occupational therapy units shall be provided and contain the following.
Space for files, records and administrative activities.
Provisions for storage of wheelchairs.
Storage for supplies and equipment.
Space and equipment for carrying out each of the types of therapy that the facility will provide.
Provisions for resident privacy.
Housekeeping rooms, in or near the unit.
Resident toilet room(s) usable by wheelchair residents.