As of 2023, there are over 30,500 assisted living communities operating in the United States, with an occupancy rate of 83.2%, meaning there are over 800,000 people living in these communities. As the American population ages, these communities will play an increasingly important role in housing older adults and providing them with necessary care.
Keep reading to view some pertinent statistics on assisted living, its residents, costs, and staffing trends.
What Is an Assisted Living Community?
An assisted living community provides personal care to seniors who can no longer safely live independently. In addition to helping residents with ADLs, these communities will also provide housekeeping, laundry services, meal services, and a variety of clubs and activities for residents.
Compared to nursing homes, assisted living communities generally do not provide medical care; rather, the care provided is solely custodial.
Assisted Living Statistics
Across the board, assisted living communities are growing in popularity and cost. Yet, at the same time, these facilities are having difficulty retaining staff.
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