Assisted Living Facility (ALF)

Assisted living facilities are residential care facilities that usually provide 24-hour staff, recreational activities, meals, housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. Definitions of assisted living and the specific regulations differ from state to state. For instance, most assisted livings do not provide any medical assistance or nursing care. Residents must be fairly independent and may not have significant dementia. Residents may choose which services they receive from the residence, such as house cleaning, help with grooming, or medication reminders.RelevanceThis is one of the long-term care decisions that will need to be made when a person can no longer live on their own.Related ResourcesState Regulatory Profiles

10 Misunderstandings about Health Care

In the on-going and ever fervent debate about health care in America, we want to share what we perceive to be some important misunderstandings Americans have about it. While the Affordable Care Act will allow more people to have access...

/ September 28, 2012