Residential Care and Assisted Living

State Oversight Practices and State Information Available to Consumers

This report reviews State licensing, monitoring, and oversight practices for assisted living facilities. Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it also lists and describes State agency Web sites that offer information to help individuals and families learn about and choose an assisted living facility.

Contents

Summary
Section I. Introduction and Overview
  Introduction
  Overview
  Facing the Information Challenge
  Communicating with Consumers
    State Licensing Agencies
    State Units on Aging
  Comparing, Rating, and Profiling Facilities
  Using the Internet
    Facility Lists
    Survey and Complaint Findings
    Examples of State Web Sites
    Consumer Guides and Disclosure Statements
  Oversight Process
    Innovations in the Oversight Process
    Supporting Quality Through Technical Assistance
  Discussion
Section II. Consumer Guides to Assisted Living
Section III. State Summaries
References
Acknowledgments and Disclaimer
Copyright Information

Current as of September 2006
Internet Citation: Residential Care and Assisted Living : State Oversight Practices and State Information Available to Consumers. September 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/residentcare/index.html