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Assisted Living

Assisted Living - a relatively new type of facility which offers assistance with ADLs for people who can't manage those activities without assistance, but who don't require the constant supervision of a nurse. Assisted living facilities fit between independent living and nursing homes in the continuum of care needs, and go by a wide variety of names in different parts of the world. Licensing and regulations vary widely by region.