As life expectancy rises, resulting in an increase in the population of seniors, there is a heightened demand for long-term care facilities. One type of facility where statutory protections differ from those of nursing homes are assisted living residences (ALRs). With approximately 30,000 ALRs serving almost 750,000 residents, assisted living is the fastest growing form of residential housing for older Americans.1

This article will focus on statutory protections for residents at assisted living residences and what practitioners need to know when litigating claims on behalf of residents.

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