Physical Property Policy Requirements


For a Communicable Disease Prevention policy to meet NARR Standards, you need to have specific physical aspects written within the document designed to support a healthy environment.

These include:

  1. Handwashing supplies at all sinks in bathrooms and kitchens.

Having handwashing supplies available demonstrates that residents are able and are actively complying with recommendations to wash their hands frequently, including before, during and after using the restroom or preparing meals.

  1. Appropriate cleaning supplies – keeping your home clean is an important way that you can reduce the spread of communicable disease, food borne illnesses, as well as reduce other hazards.

To demonstrate that your home is implementing the policy appropriately, the following items must be on site.

      1. A vacuum cleaner or broom and dustpan
      2. A mop, bucket, and floor cleaner
      3. Sponges, cleaning rags, or paper towels
      4. Cleaner for kitchen counters, bathroom sinks
      5. A toilet brush or appropriate tool to clean toilets and cleaner that can be used to disinfect toilets.
      6. Appropriate dishwashing soap or detergent for cleaning dishes

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Creating a Communicable Disease Policy Overview
Communicable Disease Policies: Exercise
Why a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is Important
Can I Ask a Resident About Their Health Condition?
Communicable Disease Policies: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #1
Communicable Disease Policy Requirements
Physical Property Policy Requirements
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING #2
Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing
Create a Chore Chart for General House Cleaning
Remind Resident and Staff About the Risks of Sharing Personal Items
Use Universal Precautions
Provide Residents with Information About Preventative Health Care and Vaccines
Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #3
Write Your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
House Code of Conduct
House Codes of Conduct and the Social Model of Recovery
Resident Code of Conduct: Assessment #1
Language for House Codes of Conduct
Language Journal Question 1
Language Journal Question 2
Language Part 2
Language Part 3
Suggested Processes for Developing Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct Development Question 1
House Code of Conduct - Environment Free from Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
House Code of Conduct Development Question 2
House Code of Conduct Promote Recovery
House Code of Conduct Development Question 3
House Code of Conduct Healthy Household
House Code of Conduct Development Question 4
House Code of Conduct Harmonious Environment
House Code of Conduct Discussion Question 5
House Code of Conduct Development Good Neighbor
Enforcement of Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct
Resident Rights Statements
Resident Rights
Finalizing Your Resident Rights Statement
Resident Rights Statement: Upload a DRAFT Document