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​There are many different sources with data on assisted living communities. These sources include information on communities such as types of services offered, financial trends, residents, and the workforce. NCAL gathers much of this information into one place to offer providers, policymakers and consumers an opportunity to learn more about the profession through facts and figures.


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Lindsay Schwartz, PhD
Senior Director of Workforce and Quality Improvement



There are 30,200 assisted living communities (and other residential care communities) in the U.S. today.
Find information on the number and size of assisted living communities in the United States, as well as various aspects related to their operations.


More than half (53%) of assisted living residents are age 85 or older.

Find data regarding the number of assisted living residents and their characteristics, including common conditions and acuity needs.


47% of assisted living communities are Medicaid certified
Find that latest estimates on the cost of assisted living care, as well as reimbursement payment trends in the profession.


The assisted living profession employs 416,300 people (as of January 2016).

Find statistics related to the size and makeup of the assisted living workforce, as well as the profession's impact on the overall economy.