Bayshore Manor

Services

Bayshore Manor is a multipurpose assisted-living facility operated by Monroe County and licensed by the Agency For Health Care Administration. Primarily designed as a residential facility for the elderly residents of Monroe County, Bayshore Manor offers:

  • 24-hour staffing by attendants
  • Daily activities
  • Nutritious hot meals
  • Transportation

Adult Daytime Respite Program

Bayshore Manor also operates an adult daytime respite program for families whose elderly relatives require non-medical supervision during the day. This program is available on a daily basis at a nominal fee, which includes a hot lunch and supervised activities.

Short-Term Residential Services

Bayshore provides short-term (up to 30 days) residential services for families requiring more prolonged relief from continuous caregiving.

Admission, Retention, Discharge, and Refund Policy

It is the policy of Bayshore Manor to meet or exceed the admission, retention, discharge, and refund requirements of the State of Florida for a Standard Assisted Living Facility (ALF). 

Purpose

To ensure that each resident has the capabilities necessary to maintain themselves with available staff assistance in a standard ALF setting and to ensure that discharge and refund procedures are known at the time of resident admission to the facility. 

Admission 

1. The Bayshore Manor Senior Administrator or designee will conduct an assessment of each applicant seeking admission to the ALF. 2. The assessment will determine the strengths, needs, preferences, and health status of the individual seeking ALF admission and will include a medical examination report and a determination of financial eligibility. 3. The individual seeking ALF admission must meet the following criteria: a. Be at least 60 years of age unless the age requirement is waived by the Social Services Director or her/his designee b. Be a resident of Monroe County or have an immediate family member that resides in Monroe County. c. Satisfy admission financial requirements as described in approved Bayshore Manor policy and procedure. d. Be free from signs and symptoms of any communicable disease that can likely be transmitted to other residents or staff. e. Be able to perform the activities of daily living – such as ambulation, grooming, eating, bathing, and dressing – with supervision or with staff assistance if necessary. f. Be able to transfer independently, with supervision, or with staff assistance if necessary. g. Be able to self-administer medications; if assistance is necessary, may not require more than personal supervision of or assistance with self-administered medication. h. Be willing and able to contract with a third party professional healthcare provider if administration of medication is required. i. Be able to participate in social and leisure activities to some extent j. Be able to supply, change, and properly dispose of her/his own incontinence products of incontinent of bladder or bowel. k. Be competent; if adjudicated incompetent, have a legal guardian who is able to make decisions on her/his behalf and provide Bayshore Manor with a photocopy of all relevant court documents. l. Be nonviolent. m. Not to require licensed professional care on a 24-hour basis. 1. Provide a copy of a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician or ARNP within 60 days prior to admission but no later than 30 days after admission that evaluates and addresses the following: • Any required supervision or assistance with activities of daily living • Any required nursing or therapy services • Any required special diet • Any required assistance with administration of medication • A list of current medication(s) prescribed • A statement that in the opinion of the examining physician or ARNP, on the day the examination is conducted, the individual’s needs can be met in an ALF • Date of the examination with the name, signature, address, phone number and license number of the examining physician or ARNP n. Be capable of self-preservation in an emergency situation involving the immediate evacuation of the facility independently or with staff assistance. 4. A couple seeking ALF admission together must both meet the individual criteria listed in #3 above. 

Retention

1. The Bayshore Manor Senior Administrator or her/his designee will determine the appropriateness for the continued residence of an individual living in the ALF. 2. The criteria for the continued residence shall be the same as for the admission described above. 

Discharge

1. The Bayshore Manor Senior Administrator or her/his designee will determine when an ALF resident may be discharged and when the resident’s admission contract will be terminated based on the following criteria: a. When a resident vacates Bayshore Manor for more than 14 days, except for hospitalization, the residency agreement automatically terminates and the resident or responsible party will remove the resident’s personal property immediately. If the property is not removed within 7 days of the effective date of termination, County/Bayshore Manor is authorized to remove and dispose of such property after having made a reasonable effort to deliver it to the resident or responsible party. b. With the certification by either a physician or the Senior Administrator or her/his designee that the resident is no longer capable of meeting the requirements for residence in the ALF, the resident (or responsible party) will be notified to immediately vacate the facility. A resident may not be bedridden for more than 7 consecutive days. c. If in the judgment of the Senior Administrator or her/his designee the resident manifests such chronic behavior as to pose a physical or mental danger to himself/herself or others or manifests such chronic behavior as to interfere with the care and comfort of other residents, the resident (or responsible party) will be notified to immediately vacate the ALF. d. Notwithstanding provisions in Florida Statutes and Administrative Code, if the resident is receiving care from a licensed hospice and nears the end of like and/or the health condition deteriorates such that the resident requires total help with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, the resident will be asked to relocate to another facility or domicile. This request will be made regardless of other additional or alternate means by which the resident may arrange for care. 2. The County may discharge a resident upon 45 days of written notice to the resident or responsible party. 3. The resident and/or responsible party may request discharge at any time upon written notice to the County/Bayshore Manor. 

Per Diem Refund

1. The Bayshore Manor Senior Administrator or her/his designee will determine the termination date of a resident from the ALF due to discharge, transfer, or death. 2. The termination date will be the date the ALF room is vacated by the resident and cleared of all personal belongings. 3. If the resident’s belongings are not removed from the ALF, the resident or responsible party will be responsible for the actual cost of moving and storing the belonging with 14 days advance notification. 4. If the resident’s possessions are not claimed within 45 days after notification, the ALF will dispose of them. 5. The Bayshore Manor Senior Administrator or her/his designee will determine when a refund is due to an ALF or responsible party based on the signed resident agreement and as follows: a. A pro-rated, per diem refund will be made to the resident or responsible party commensurate with the date of termination from Bayshore Manor, except that such refund will be reduced to the extent of any outstanding expenditures for services received by the resident as well as to the extent of any damage to the facility as may have been caused by the resident, above and beyond reasonable wear and tear. Such a refund will be made by Monroe County within 45 days of discharge. b. In the event of closure of the facility for any reason other than in the case of a mandatory evacuation, a pro-rated, per diem refund will be made to the resident or responsible party as of the date of closure; and such refund will be made by Monroe County within 7 days of closure. c. No refunds will be made to a resident who is paying less than the full-pay rate.