This publication briefly describes assisted living facilities that provide long-term services and supports to people with functional or cognitive impairments who do not need the level of skilled nursing care offered in nursing homes but cannot live independently. It also describes selected resident characteristics, reviews cost and financing arrangements, and reviews state responsibilities for regulation and oversight of assisted living facilities.
O'Shaughnessy, Carol, "Assisted Living: Facilities, Financing, and Oversight" (2013). National Health Policy Forum. Paper 263.