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Assisted Living and Residential Care in the States in 2010

Published: July 24, 2012
Authors: Ari Houser and Kathleen Ujvari, AARP Public Policy Institute


Assisted living and other residential settings represent a critical component of the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system for older adults who cannot live alone, but do not require the skilled care provided by nursing homes. In 2010, states reported a total of 51,367 licensed residential care settings with a total capacity of 1,233,690 beds—a dramatic increase from an estimated 1,046,631 beds in 2007.