For years, assisted living facilities in America “flew below the radar screen” of most state and federal regulators. Additionally, there were no resident advocacy groups established to look out for those people living in assisted living facilities. That is about to change!
Fifteen elder care, elder law, and senior advocacy groups announced today the formation of the Assisted Living Consumer Alliance (ALCA). The ALCA will be a national non-profit organization advocating for stronger consumer protections for assisted living residents.
Assisted living is the fastest growing type of senior housing. Currently, over one million Americans live in assisted living facilities. Assisted living increasingly is taking the place of nursing home care for many older Americans who no longer are able to live safely on their own due to increased frailty or dementia.
This is great news!