State Assisted Living Policy: 1998. Notes


  1. These licensing categories and the number of facilities were reported by state licensing agencies. The total numbers differ from those used to create a national sample of assisted living facilities for the larger component of this project by the Research Triangle Institute which used a specific definition of assisted living and obtained data from multiple sources.

  2. Ruth Gulyas. "The Not-for-Profit Assisted Living Industry: 1997 Profile." American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Washington DC. 1997. Also, "An Overview of the Assisted Living Industry: 1996." The Assisted Living Federation of America and Coopers and Lybrand. Washington, DC. 1996.

  3. Several states with existing policy have formed a task force to review the policy and make recommendations.

  4. States may be counted in more than one category.

  5. New Jersey's rules require apartment settings for all new construction but allowed existing Personal Care Homes with shared rooms to convert to assisted living.

  6. Portions of the following have been taken from HCFA's description of the waiver program which is available at its web site (

  7. Many states have a state supplement for board-and-care facilities that may be too low to cover more intense services needs and higher capitol costs in assisted living settings.

  8. David Liska, Brian Broen, Alina Salganicoff, Peter Lory and Bethany Kessler. "Medicaid Expenditures and Beneficiaries: National and State Profiles and Trends--1990-1995." Kaiser Commission for the Future of Medicaid. Washington, DC. November 1997.

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