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. New Resources for Adult Day Services

    National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has completed data collection for its 2016 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, including Adult Day Services, with an impressive 60 percent response rate from providers. The two new reports using data from its 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers released by ...

  2. PEAK Leadership Summit and CAST Commission Meet Next Week

    CAST is kicking off spring with two valuable meetings, the PEAK Leadership Summit and a CAST Commission Meeting, and an update to its Shared Care Planning and Coordination Matrix and Online Selection Tool.  We also are reviewing states’ adoption of telemedicine, which is on an overall upward trend, recommendations ...

  3. Initial Approval for 24 States' HCBS State Transition Plans

    CMS granted 24 states initial approval of their Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to be in compliance with the federal home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations. 

  4. Member News

    Jewish Home Family Highlights Robotic Pets   The Jewish Home Family's Jewish Home at Rockleigh in Rockleigh, NJ, a CAST Patron, highlighted robotic pets along with live pets on Feb. 14, 2017, at its first-ever Rockminster ...

  5. Important Regulations for Unsafe Wandering Behavior

    State officials, providers, beneficiaries and other stakeholders have concerns about how to adhere to the HCBS settings rule in relation to service provision for individuals with dementia or other conditions in which unsafe wandering or exit-seeking behavior is exhibited.