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By JoAnn Thibault

Assisted Living Residence or Assisted Living Facility or Community means any entity, however organized, whether conducted for profit or not for profit, which meets all of the following criteria:




Senior Living Provides Solutions for Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease 

As Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent among the nation’s older adults, senior living communities are creating innovative ways to create nurturing environments that support, inspire and enhance quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.

More than 25 million baby boomers are expected to develop Alzheimer’s disease between now and 2040, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Today, approximately 40% of assisted living residents have some form of dementia. The Assisted Living Federation of America is dedicated to helping find a cure while providing a safe, comfortable environment for residents and families affected by the disease.

The senior living industry implements a number of best practices to help care for and engage with residents with Alzheimer’s, including:


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Nursing Home vs. Assisted Living

Is it time for you or a loved one to move into alternative housing, but you are not sure what the differences are?  Read below the differences between two alternative housing options.  Nursing Home vs. Assisted Living.

Assisted living residences

otherwise known as Assisted Living Facilities are for older people who no longer feel comfortable or safe living alone, but do not need 24-hour nursing and medical care. While assisted living residences monitor the well-being of their residents and help coordinate health services by licensed outside agencies or providers, they do not provide these services directly and are not designed for people with serious medical needs. State law prohibits assisted living residences from admitting or retaining individuals who need skilled nursing care for more than 90 days in a 12-month period.