Today, almost a million residents enjoy the benefits of assisted living communities. Residents choose these communities, because they like to remain active and fully engaged. They value the lifestyle, the abundance of choices, the independence, the dignity, and the quality of life that senior living residents live everyday. Assisted living is increasingly the preferred senior living option for individuals looking for home and community-based alternatives to institutionalized care or to living in complete solidarity. This consumer push has, since 2004, increased the supply of licensed communities by 6% nationally.
Nationwide Facts About Assisted Living
- Approximately 1,000,000 seniors live in assisted living communities across the United States.
- There are over 38,000 licensed assisted living communities in the United States.
- 87 is the average age of a resident in an assisted living community.
- The average length of stay in an assisted living facility is two to three years.
- Assisted living communities have some of the highest consumer satisfaction ratings among long term care and health care facilities at over 90% satisfaction.
Who Benefits from Assisted Living Communities?
- Assisted Living communities primarily serve seniors who require assistance with everyday activities such as meal preparation, medication management, transportation, and personal care (dressing, bathing, etc.).
- Assisted living communities also provide care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.
- Seniors who can no longer live alone and have no one to assist them at home often turn to these communities.