A National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Final Summary Report. General Characteristics of the Assisted Living Industry


The average number of beds or ALF size was 53 beds; 67 percent of the ALFs had 11-50 beds; 21 percent had 51-100 beds; and 12 percent had more than 100 beds. Facility occupancy averaged 84 percent. The average length of time the ALFs had been in business was 15 years, but slightly more than half (58 percent) of the ALFs had been in business for 10 years or less. About one-third (32 percent) had been in business no more than 5 years.

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