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. 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.

  2. Initial Approval for 22 States' HCBS State Transition Plans

    CMS granted 22 states initial approval of their Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to be in compliance with the federal home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations. 

  3. Help CFAR Examine Care Options for Severely Obese Elders

    Dr. Linda Hermer is looking for LeadingAge members who would be willing to help the Center for Applied Research (CFAR) examine innovative approaches to caring for the coming onslaught of severely obese elders.

  4. Feb. 28: Submit Nominations for Excellence in Applied Research Award

    Consider nominating a person or organization for the 2017 Global Ageing Excellence in Applied Research Award. Deadline is Feb. 28.

  5. New LeadingAge Grant Will Fund Annual Award for Health Equity

    LeadingAge will use a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to establish an annual Award for Health Equity. Each year’s award winner will receive $3,000.