Assisted-living programs enable residents who have problems doing activities of daily living to maintain their independence in personalized settings by providing or arranging for the provision of daily meals, personal and other supportive services, health care, and 24-h oversight as needed.
Assisted-living programs typically provide the following:
These programs are paid for by private funds, long-term care insurance, community-based charity organizations, or church groups.
Last full review/revision June 2009 by Mary Ann Anderson, PhD, RN
Content last modified October 2010