This group living arrangement provides help with activities of daily living such as
eating, bathing, and using the bathroom, taking medicine, and getting to
appointments as needed. Residents often live in their own room or apartment
within a building or group of buildings and have some or all of their meals
together. Social and recreational activities are usually provided. Some
assisted living facilities have health services on site. Costs for assisted
living facilities can vary widely depending on the size of the living areas,
services provided, type of help needed, and where the building is located.
Residents usually pay a monthly rent and then pay additional fees for the
services that they get. In 2001, the typical cost of living in an assisted
living facility ranged from $900 to $3,000 per month, but costs can be higher
in urban areas or in upscale facilities.
You may also find more information about assisted living facilities in your area from the
Administration on Aging (AoA) website.
Other resources may also be helpful to you. They include the
Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and the
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).
Page Last Updated: September 16, 2008