Looking for an assisted-living facility? Here’s how uneven information is

Lindsay J. Peterson
Looking for an assisted-living facility? Here’s how uneven information is

For more than a decade, “assisted living” residences grew faster than any other segment of the long-term care industry. Typically more home-like than a full-care nursing facility, assisted living is often favored by people who are generally independent, but still need support with daily activities. In general, providers offer fewer medical services, though many provide health and memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.