What Is An "Assisted Living Facility?"

Assisted living is a type of care for older adults who need help with normal daily activities that’s provided in a residential facility and allows them to age in place. To best understand what assisted living is, it can be helpful to define what it’s not. It is not a nursing home or a setting where residents need round-the-clock medical care. Instead, seniors in assisted living receive personal care and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, medication reminders and assistance with self-administration so that they are able to live as independently as possible.