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Assisted Living (AL)

Assisted living (AL), also known as residential care communities, personal care communities, rest homes, and boarding homes.

These residences are intended for those in need of some assistance with daily activities, and generally provide on-site staff around the clock. AL residences offer personal services, such as assistance with bathing, administering medications, and monitoring chronic health conditions. The term assisted living has come to indicate that the building offers individual apartments to sustain residents’ privacy and independence. Some communities may designate part or all of the building for residents with dementia or Alzheimer's. AL residences are typically licensed by the state, which requires certain standards for building design and services offered.

CCL operates assisted living communities across the nation.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Checklist for Consumers and Prospective Residents

pdfClick here to download a Checklist for Consumers and Prospective Residents developed by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). This checklist, as well as a number of articles and other resources, can be found on their web site at

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