An Assisted Living community is for people with disabilities. These communities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being.
Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person.
Assisted living is an alternative on the continuum of care for people for whom independent living is not appropriate but who do not need the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity.
Regulated and licensed at the state level, assisted living communities can range in size from a small residential house for one resident up to very large communities providing services to hundreds of residents.