Senior Living FAQ
Q: What is Personal Care living?
A: A personal care living facility is for someone who cannot, or does not want to live alone anymore. A personal care facility provides its residents with the companionship of others and offers help with daily activities such as meals, personal hygiene and activities.
Q: Who lives in Personal Care facilities?
A: More than a million Americans live in assisted living facilities. A variety of different people live in Personal Car facilities, although the majority are women over the age of 80.
Q: How are Personal Care facilities regulated?
A: According to the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) assisted living facility’s regulations and licensing regulations vary state to state. In Pennsylvania the Department of Social Services regulates assisted living facilities.