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.