The short answer is a residential facility that provides personal and health care services, 24-
hour supervision, and assistance for the maintenance or care of four or more adults who are aged, infirm, or disabled and who are cared for in a primarily residential setting. Facilities may be licensed to provide two levels of care: residential living care and assisted living care, or just residential living care.

Want to know more about Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in Virginia? If so, check out the compilation of state laws and regulations published by the National Center for Assisted Living.

The section on Virginia laws and regulations is located on pages 203 -207.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.