Assisted Living Reform Act

The Assisted Living Reform Act defines “assisted living” and “assisted living residence” as an “entity” which provides or arranges for housing, daily food service, 24 hour on-site monitoring, case management services, an individualized service plan for each resident, and personal care services and/or home care services (either directly or indirectly) in a home-like setting to five or more adult residents unrelated to the assisted living provider. The Act created several new certification categories: Assisted Living Residence (ALR), Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR), and Special Needs Assisted Living Residence (SNALR). In order to be certified in one of these categories, the Act requires that an assisted living residence be licensed as an Adult Home or an Enriched Housing Program.