What is Assisted Living?​
Assisted living is a housing arrangement for seniors who need some supervision and help with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, housekeeping and bathing, but who do not need skilled nursing care.
At most assisted living communities, you can expect to see private or semiprivate rooms within a complex along with meals, shared dining, kitchenettes, and common spaces for socializing, organized activities, transportation services, Alzheimer’s care, and more.

​Assisted Living Care, Services and Amenities​
Today’s senior assisted living communities offer a wide variety of services and amenities to their residents. Oftentimes less expensive than skilled nursing facilities or in-home care, most assisted living communities have a full, round-the-clock staff trained to assist residents with a variety of daily activities, from eating, bathing and dressing to medication management, toileting and help with incontinence. Many assisted living facilities also provide specialized care for residents with dementia.​

Most assisted living facilities provide housekeeping, three daily meals plus snacks, scheduled transportation, health and exercise programs, and a host of organized health activities and events. Many communities feature on-site amenities like gyms, swimming pools, common areas for socializing, beauty salons, pharmacies, libraries, pets and more.
Assisted Living Costs
The average monthly cost of assisted living in the U.S. is about $3,300 per month for a one-bedroom unit. It's important to note that the cost of assisted living facilities varies widely depending on a number of factors. Base costs for assisted living centers typically cover room and board and meals. Other charges that may not be covered in the base fees might include deposits, entry fees, housekeeping, and laundry. Additional fees are typically charged for special care.