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Missouri Assisted Living Regulations and Records

By Sho LyMay 5, 2020
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When choosing an assisted living community, it is important to understand Missouri state regulations for assisted living facilities and know how to look up assisted living license information. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly by state.

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Missouri assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Missouri is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Assisted living records in Missouri are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.
  • The frequency of required inspections in Missouri is tied for highest in the nation.
State provides exceptional access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Missouri assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services site: Show Me Long Term Care.
  • Enter a county, city or zip code to begin your search.
  • Click a name of a community to be taken to its provider page.
  • Inspections reports, complaint investigations and other records are available at the bottom of the provider page.
  • The inspections and complaint record listings are clickable, allowing you to learn details about inspections and complaints.

How we arrived at our Missouri rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes or N/A
  9. Capacity shown? Yes
  10. Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? Yes
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
  12. State may fine facility? Yes
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 6 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

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Sho Ly