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Assisted Living Communities

*National Center for Assisted Living


NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association. The NCAL website offers consumer information, including a searchable directory and the guidebook "Choosing An Assisted Living Residence: A Consumer's Guide"

Assisted Living Federation of America


ALFA is a national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors. Website offers consumer information about the assisted living option; includes a searchable directory of assisted living communities.

LeadingAge Consumer Resources

Source: LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA)


Information for consumers and for organizations that offer long-term services and supports.

Worksheet for Evaluating a Senior Living Community

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners


Questions to ask when choosing between retirement communities, including facilities, terms and conditions, cost and services.