In the United States, assisted living is a housing option where senior citizens are placed in board and care facilities. This type of residential option is appropriate for the elderly who require minimal aid with daily activities that are otherwise not sufficiently available at home.
Assisted living is also referred to as congregate care, adult care home, adult group home, alternative care facility and sheltered housing. These facilities can be restored residences, apartment buildings or refurbished schools. Assisted living offers a variety of services that promote independent living through a personalized daily plan that is most suitable for a senior citizen. Assisted living facilities include a 24-hour security and support staff. The federal government also provides relevant information for long-term care for the elderly.