Assisted Living Residences Law and Legal Definition

Assisted living residence means dwellings that provide occupants with assistance for daily living activities and instrumental activities of daily living. Assisted living residences cannot accept residents who require 24-hour, skilled nursing care services. To become licensed as assisted living residences, an entity must already hold or concurrently apply for adult care facility status. Assisted living facilities and in-home assisted living care stress independence provide less intensive care than that delivered in and other long-term care institutions. Residents of assisted living residences shall have the right to written notice of any fee increase not less than forty-five days prior to the proposed effective date of the fee increase. However providing additional services to a resident shall not be considered a fee increase.