Assisted Living

The LeadingAge members who offer assisted living are often a part of a Life Plan Community (formerly CCRC) but many are free standing. Assisted living is state regulated and all 50 states have some form of regulation or licensure category for assisted living, although it may not be called by that name. State regulations vary on who can be admitted and reside in assisted living. 

Assisted living is primarily private pay, although 41 states currently have a Medicaid Waiver/Medicaid State Plan for a limited amount of residents.

  1. What Happens When We See Dementia as a Disability?

    Kirsten Jacobs, associate director of dementia and wellness at LeadingAge, imagines how our attitudes and actions might change if we looked at dementia as a disability, not an illness.

  2. Building the Nation’s Infrastructure One CNA at a Time

    Rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure doesn’t just mean fixing bridges and roads. It also means investing in the aging services workforce. LeadingAge members should send that message to policy makers, writes Steve Maag, director of residential communities.

  3. DOL Elects Not to Defend White Collar Overtime Rule

    The rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016; however a Federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on November 22, 2016 that blocked the rule. The Obama administration, in December, 2016, appealed ...

  4. Proposed Rule Would Rescind Final "Persuader" Rule

    The LMRDA, enacted in 1959, generally reflects the obligation of both unions and employers to conduct labor-management relations in a manner that protects the rights of employees to exercise their right to choose whether to be represented by a union for purposes of collective bargaining. Section 203(a) of the LMRDA requires employers ...

  5. DOL Withdraws Controversial Guidance on Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Status

    The independent contractor guidance issued in 2015 reflected the DOL’s stance under the Obama administration that “most workers are employees” insofar as the Fair Labor Standards Act is concerned. That guidance made classifying an individual performing work for an organization as ...