Geriatrics and Extended Care
Assisted Living Facilities
What are Assisted Living Facilities?
Assisted Living Facilities are places where Veterans can live in a rented room or apartment.
There are some shared living spaces, like a dining room. In some facilities the Veteran could have their own kitchen or kitchenette.
There is a trained caregiver on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This person can help the Veteran with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing and getting dressed). Veterans may also be able to have the VA arrange for a health professional (e.g., a nurse) to visit and give them extra care.
The VA does not pay for the Veteran's rent, which usually includes basic services. However, the VA may pay for some of the extra services the Veteran may need in an Assisted Living Facility.