A Residential and Assisted Living Facility, commonly referred to as RALF's are group living arrangements for four or more adults, 18 years of age or older, who have varying needs for support. An assisted living facility is a senior living option for those with minimal needs for assistance with daily living and care. It's purpose is to help adults live independently in a safe environment. For any resident who has needs requiring a nurse, the facility must assure a licensed nurse is available to meet the needs of the resident.
Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities for the elderly/seniors include any facility or residence, however named, operated on either a profit or non-profit basis for the purpose of providing necessary supervision, personal assistance, meals, and lodging to three or more elderly adults not related to the owner.