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. Initial Approval for 38 States' HCBS State Transition Plans

    To date 38 states have received initial approval and 5 states received final approval of their state transition plan.

  2. Emergency Preparedness Moving Forward, LeadingAge Tells Aging Committee

    In the wake of nursing home resident deaths following Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing September 20, 2017 on Disaster Preparedness and Response: The Special Needs of Older Americans.  In his opening statement, the committee's Ranking Member, Senator Bob ...

  3. New Orleans: What’s There for You?

    Here’s a glimpse at what’s in store for leaders of life plan communities and assisted living settings who travel to New Orleans Oct. 29-Nov. 1 for this year’s LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO.

  4. How Would a Minimum Wage Hike Affect Your Organization?

    A new report from RTI International contains data showing how assisted living settings and life plan communities would be affected if the federal minimum wage were increased to $10, $12 or $15. The report is a joint project of RTI and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.

  5. Are You Missing out on Palliative Care?

    Palliative care helps many Americans manage terminal illness and prepare for the end of life. But that’s not the only thing it can do.