Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Assisted Living Facility?

A: An assisted living facility is for someone who cannot, or does not want to live alone anymore. An assisted living facility provides its residents with the companionship of others and offers help with daily activities such as meals, cleaning and medical care.

Who lives in assisted living facilities?

A: More than a million Americans live in assisted living facilities. A variety of different people live in assisted living facilities, although the majority are women over the age of 80.

How are assisted living facilities regulated?

A: According to the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) assisted living facility’s regulations and licensing regulations vary state to state. In California the Department of Social Services regulates assisted living facilities.

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