The following guides can be used to improve quality of life and help residents maintain choice and independence.

The Guide for Potential Residents helps potential residents and their families choose an assisted living community that is the right for the resident. The Guide for Current Residents helps people already in assisted living assess whether their residence meets their expectations and suggests ways to work with staff and other residents to make it better. The Guide for Direct Care Staff  is a resource that recognizes that staff members know the residents the best and can implement changes to create the most satisfying environment for the residents. The Guide for Assisted Living Managers provides practical tips and case studies that help staff meet residents’ need and overcome typical obstacles.

The guides for current and prospective residents include brief questionnaires that can be helpful in identifying personal needs and priorities, addressing areas of concern, etc… These questionnaires are also provided in separate files that can be downloaded and printed out or filled out on a computer, smartphone, iPad, or other electronic device.


Guide for Prospective Residents & Families
Guide for Current Residents
Guide for Owners & Managers
Guide for Direct Care Staff

Questionnaires: Prospective Residents & Families

Questionnaire: Initial Questions for the Assisted Living
Questionnaire: Needs and Preferences
Questionnaire: Physical Layout
Questionnaire: When Might You Need to Move
Questionnaire: Considerations Before Signing Residency Agreement
All Questionnaires: Prospective Residents

Questionnaires: Current Residents

Questionnaire: Resident Decision-Making
Questionnaire: Resident Choice
Questionnaire: Resident Choice
Questionnaire: Can You Stay If You Become More Dependent
Questionnaire: Does Residence Meet Your Needs
All Questionnaires: Current Residents