About Assisted Living

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living is an incredibly popular, growing model of senior care that is strongly endorsed by residents and family members. It refers to a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services, and 24-hour staff designed to respond to the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living.

These services are provided in a variety of communities, including family-owned-and-operated communities, providers who serve seniors in several communities within California, and providers who offer Assisted Living services in communities in multiple states.

This senior housing option is a non-institutional, home-like setting that promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident and encourages family and community involvement.

What does Assisted Living Provide?

Assisted Living services may include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, etc.
  • Medication management
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Housekeeping services
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Dementia care
  • Health-related services

What Does Assisted Living Cost?

Costs vary by community, room size, and the services needed by each resident. A base Assisted Living fee may cover all services, or there may be additional charges for special services. All fees are identified in the admission agreement. Learn more about average costs in California.

Why Are Assisted Living Communities so Different?

The Assisted Living model is one that has helped promote quality of life for hundreds of thousands of seniors and their families because it can be personalized to align with their needs and preferences. And since those preferences and needs vary widely, there is no single blueprint.

This is one of the most important elements of Assisted Living. Variations in size, amenities, services, and pricing enable consumers to choose an environment that they consider attractive, a community that meets their needs, and pricing that works for them.

Want to Know More?

Learn how Assisted Living is regulated in California
Learn about other types of Senior Housing
Find an Assisted Living community in California
A guide to shopping for Assisted Living