Assisted Living Facility

A facility that combines housing and supportive services for elders. Services include assistance with personal care, such as medication management, bathing, dressing and ambulating, and may include laundry, housekeeping, transportation, and social activities. The types and sizes of facilities vary from a small home to a large apartment-style complex; individual units range from single rooms to multi-bedroom apartments. They also vary in the levels of care and services that can be provided. Assisted living facilities offer a way to maintain a relatively independent lifestyle and more privacy for people who don’t need the level of care provided by nursing homes. In most cases, assisted living residents pay a regular monthly rent for room and board, plus additional fees for the services they receive.