addition to being maintained in accordance with the requirements of
5:27-4, all residences subject to this subchapter shall
have the following:
1. On each floor above the ground floor to
which one or more persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder or
other form of dementia has access, a designated area, approved by the Bureau,
to which such persons may be brought, in which they may reasonably be expected
to be safe, pending their evacuation, in an emergency situation. No Class C
boarding home shall be permitted to have more than four residents that cannot
physically self-evacuate unless the staffing shall be increased to a ratio of
one staff member per two residents that cannot self evacuate; and
Physical security features in compliance
with the following:
i. The entrance to the
front yard shall be controlled with a non-scalable fence of at least four feet
and a gate. The gate will have self-closing and self-latching hardware and be
equipped with a doorbell or intercom that controls access into the building and
the licensee or an employee of the licensee shall be at all times responsible
for responding to the doorbell or intercom.
ii. Exterior doors shall be locked at all
times and access by the residents and visitors will only be permitted with the
assistance of a staff member.
All doors to a common cellar or storage area shall remain locked at all times
except for ingress or egress in the presence of a staff member.
iv. The gate or main entrance of the
residence shall be monitored by a closed circuit monitor.
v. Windows and doors will be equipped with
audible alarms that will ring if a door or window is opened.