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Assisted Living

Best Practices and Potential Reforms in Assisted Living
Source: NSCLC
Content Type: PDF
Based on a review of assisted living laws of California and 11 other states, California's assisted living policy is significantly out of date. An assisted living resident today is likely to have significant care needs, but California's law in general has low standards for quality of care. Unlike many other states, California has not adjusted adequately to the sharp increase in residents' care needs over the past 10 to 15 years. California's assisted living law was enacted in 1985, and has been amended only intermittently since then. It requires significant revision in order to keep pace with the new realities of assisted living.

State by State Assisted Living Regulations and Licensing
Source: Assisted Living Federation of America
Content Type: Web page
Web site with extensive resources on assisted living. This organization is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.

Comparing Assisted Living Facilities - Checklist
Source: AARP
Content Type: Web page (Printable PDF)
This is a checklist that can be printed and taken to each facility that you will be choosing from. The answers to these questions can be important in making a fully informed decision on an assisted living facility decision.