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Assisted Living in My Area


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 Resources for Consumers

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 State Websites Guide


Assistance Programs: Financial assistance for assisted living care varies by state. The state may have a Medicaid waiver program or state agencies may connect you to additional local programs.

Choosing Care: Some states have specific guides on long term care, and specifically, assisted living, to assist consumers in finding the right care for them.

LTC Ombudsman: Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in long term care.

Licensing Agency: State licensing agencies may be able to provide a current list of licensed assisted living communities, which may be helpful when looking for a community.

NCAL State Affiliate: Another potential resource for finding assisted living providers in your state. Assisted living providers interested in becoming a member of NCAL may join at the state level.


 Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Community


​After you have determined the kind of services you need, obtain a list of assisted living communities in your area. Your personal physician, clergy, social worker, financial planner, and friends may be familiar with a community. You can also check with your state health or welfare departments, your long term care ombudsman, the Area Office on Aging or online.

By visiting the communities on your initial list, you should be able to narrow the field to two or three meeting the specific services, location, and price range you desire. Talk with the administrators and tour the communities. Try to visit each community more than once. Arrange to visit the community during mealtime or arrange to have lunch with residents. This will give you a better feel for what life will be like in the community.