Assisted living is regulated differently in each state. In most states, assisted living is licensed as a single entity that provides housing and services to residents. However, in a growing number of states a new model of assisted living has emerged, in which the housing and services are separate. In this model, while the building is required to comply with the jurisdictions' relevant codes and requirements for multi-unit housing, it is not licensed, but instead makes arrangements with licensed service agencies to provide services to residents. The new model blurs the lines between assisted living, independent senior housing, and home care. … Back to Article
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