How To Find Assisted Living for Seniors With Disabilities
Reviewed by: Dr. Brindusa Vanta, MD
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2030, when everyone from the baby boomer generation will be aged 65 or older, U.S. demographics will shift so that 1 in every 5 people will be of retirement age. Unfortunately, an aging population means more people will be living with age-related and other disabilities. A 2014 report published by the Association for Behavior Analysis International stated that the number of seniors and other individuals living with disabilities is expected to double within the next 20 years, leading to an increasing number of people in need of supportive housing and other services.
Seniors and other individuals with disabilities often don’t have much choice in where they live, which can result in them moving to expensive nursing facilities or other less-preferred options. The American Disabilities Act was in part developed to help this situation and demand equal housing opportunities for those with disabilities.
One such option for seniors with disabilities is assisted living, which allows them to live in more homelike settings than a nursing home while still having assistance and support 24/7. Residents live in their own private or semiprivate apartments within a supportive atmosphere that encourages ongoing independence. Assisted living facilities generally tailor support services to match the resident’s unique needs, so seniors with disabilities get the help they need to thrive.
We created this resource for seniors with disabilities who may want or need to move to an assisted living facility to help them and their families make informed decisions. We provide an overview of common disabilities impacting seniors, discussing the benefits of assisted living, the care provided and how to choose the ideal facility to meet a disabled senior’s current needs.
Which Disabilities Most Commonly Impact Seniors?
Using 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, scientists from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention determined that disabilities are more common among adults aged 65 and older. Approximately 2 in 5 older adults in this age group have 1 of the six functional disabilities identified in the report, including:
- Independent living
Of the six disabilities, mobility issues, such as difficulty walking or climbing stairs, impacted seniors most. However, many aging adults also have seeing and hearing impairments. While these impairments fall under physical and sensory disabilities, intellectual and mental disabilities may also affect seniors and make a move to assisted living a good option.
Intellectual disabilities can cause difficulties in learning new skills, problem-solving, retaining information, adaptive functioning, such as communicating, performing activities of daily living and maintaining independent living. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer, so it’s becoming more common for them to reach senior age.
Seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) may become frail at younger ages. Other processes of aging also may occur faster. Unfortunately, the early onset of impairments related to aging may result in not meeting inclusion criteria for geriatric health services or social services for seniors based on their chronological age. According to the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, older adults with IDDs can be individuals aged 40 or older with health and functional decline associated with aging.
Older adults with IDD may also be more prone to developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Although Alzheimer’s and other dementia are classified as neurocognitive disorders, they often share similar symptoms as IDDs, making them difficult to diagnose and potentially delaying appropriate support.
Sensory disabilities involve impairments of the five primary senses: vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Sense of touch impairments occur in older adults as young as age 55. The prevalence of other sensory deficits among older adults aged 70 and older is high, as outlined in the following table.
|Sensory Deficit||Percentage of Prevalence|
|Loss of Smell||24%|
|Loss of Taste||61%|
Aging has long been associated with a decline in sensory function, a critical component of the health and quality of life of older people. Common impacts of sensory disabilities in older adults are detailed in the table below.
|Sensory Disability||Common Impacts|
|Vision Impairment||Depression, cognitive decline, poor quality of life and mortality|
|Hearing Loss||Slower walking speed, poor cognition and mortality|
|Loss of Smell and/or Taste||Malnutrition and mortality|
|Touch/Tactile Decline||Cognitive decline|
Developing physical disabilities as you age is common, with mobility the most common physical disability among older adults. Mobility impairments may simply be slight trouble walking or may be severe enough to require assistive devices, such as walkers or wheelchairs.
Chronic illnesses may lead to other physical disabilities, such as foot problems and arthritis, that can further impact mobility. Issues with mobility can increase an older adult’s risk of falls, which increases the risk of hip fractures and other injuries, further affecting mobility.
Certain sensory disabilities crossover as physical disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments. Physical disabilities lower quality of life and may lead to more frequent hospital admissions, the need for residential care and premature death.
Besides aging into a physical disability, some older adults may be aging with a disability they developed when they were younger and causes physical impairments, such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury. Older adults with physical disabilities may have an increased risk of health problems compared to those without disabilities.
Many common mental illnesses can cause disturbances in thinking, behaviors, problem-solving and emotional state. Although mental health disorders may occur at any age, seniors are especially vulnerable to depression and anxiety. They may also experience eating disorders and suicidal ideation.
Age-related issues such as chronic health problems, mobility loss and Alzheimer’s can all impact seniors’ mental health, potentially causing co-occurring illnesses. For example, arthritis and cancer can trigger depression. Because 49.6% of adults aged 65 or older have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and age 66 is the median age of cancer diagnosis, it’s not surprising that clinical depression symptoms are prevalent in older adults.
A combination of factors such as chemical imbalances in the brain or other biological issues, life experiences and family history may cause mental health disabilities. Age-related illnesses, isolation, loss of income, decreased autonomy and loss of income can also increase a senior’s risk of developing a mental disability.
What Should You Look for in Assisted Living Communities for Seniors With Disabilities?
ALFs for seniors with disabilities should have the appropriate amenities and services to ensure they can live as independently as possible while still receiving the care they need. Assisted living may include private rooms or apartments or have shared housing, and residents typically eat together in a group setting. Services vary based on the individual’s needs, making this a solid housing option for those with disabilities. Below are some amenities and services seniors should look for based on specific types of disabilities.
Assisted Living for Seniors With Intellectual Disabilities
As they age, seniors with intellectual disabilities capable of independent decision-making may occasionally need additional assistance from care providers. Things to look for in assisted living for seniors with intellectual disabilities include:
- Medication reminders
- Assistance with personal care
- Dedicated memory care with enhanced security to prevent wandering
- Staff training in intellectual disorders
Assisted Living for Seniors With Sensory Disabilities
Sensory disabilities are a form of physical disability that impacts the senses, including sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Things to look for in ALFs for seniors with sensory disabilities include:
- Activities that take sensory disabilities such as poor sight or hearing into account
- Well-lit environments to help with sight impairments
- Large display clocks for visual impairments
- Dining staff trained in preparing foods based on taste impairments
- Staff training in sight and hearing disabilities
Assisted Living for Seniors With Physical Disabilities
Physical disability is one of the primary reasons seniors seek assisted living. The degree and type of physical impairment impact the amenities and services you might need. Common things to look for in assisted living for seniors with physical disabilities include:
- Staff training in hearing, sight or mobility impairments
- Hallways and doorways wide enough for walkers and wheelchairs
- Safety features such as grab bars in bathrooms, walk-in showers, handrails in hallways, etc.
- Level walkways in outdoor areas
- Access to physical and occupational therapy services
Assisted Living for Seniors With Mental Disabilities
Seniors struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other mental ilnesses may consider moving to ALFs for the safety and security of knowing staff is always nearby to lend a hand. The stability, sense of belonging and structured social and recreational programs designed to keep seniors active and social can also help prevent mental health issues. Things to look for in ALFs for seniors with mental disabilities include:
- Daily therapeutic and recreational programming to help reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders
- Three nutritionally balanced meals to support the nutritional needs of seniors with eating disorders
- 24/7 staffing to ensure help is always available to notice and report red flags
- Access to mental health services such as visiting social workers and psychiatrists
- Staff training in mental health disorders
- Proximity to outpatient mental health services through a hospital or specialty clinic
How Do You Choose an Assisted Living Community for an Older Adult With Disabilities?
When choosing an ALF for an older adult with disabilities, your primary concerns should be safety and your loved one’s happiness. It’s essential to be realistic about their needs, including how their disability might impact their future needs. Make a list of facilities you think might check all the boxes and then plan on visiting each one in person before making a decision.
Questions to Ask When Choosing an ALF for a Senior With Disabilities
Having a list of questions to ask the ALF helps you determine which facility would best serve the needs of a disabled senior while still providing an environment they enjoy. Consider the following questions to get an overall feel for each facility and make informed decisions based on lifestyle preferences and care needs:
- Does the ALF make any exceptions on age restrictions for disabled adults?
- Are there additional costs involved based on a specific disability?
- How are caregivers trained to handle residents’ disabilities and unique needs?
- Are additional care services or therapies available on-site to accommodate specific disabilities?
- Can meals be tailored to a resident’s dietary needs, including taste impairments?
- Are rooms and hallways designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers?
- Do units have good natural lighting to help with vision impairments?
Finding a suitable ALF for your loved one takes time. As you tour facilities, you’ll likely receive a lot of the same information, causing important details to slip past you. To help ensure you cover everything of interest at each facility, prepare for each tour of assisted living facilities with a checklist.
Where Can You Find Assisted Living for Seniors With Disabilities?
Assisted living facilities services can change over time. It’s essential that you confirm with the ALF that it has the necessary supports and that staff have received appropriate training to help senior residents with disabilities.
|The Renaissance of Florence||3275 County Road 47, Florence, AL||(256) 474-7866||With its single-story design, The Renaissance of Florence is easy to navigate for seniors with disabilities. Enjoy modern amenities like a library, a salon and walking paths. Pet-friendly apartments offer accessible bathrooms, individual climate controls and kitchenettes. Licensed nurses provide 24/7 support with daily tasks, medication management and mobility assistance.|
|Village Park of Conway||1622 Scott Street, Conway, AR||(501) 327-6428||Directed by a full-time licensed nurse, Village Park of Conway is a Level II assisted living community in central Arkansas. Assistance with personal hygiene, medication management and mobility, along with daily housekeeping chores, meal service, and regular activities are provided. Rooms have a 24-hour emergency call system for residents' safety.|
|Legacy House of Avondale||2635 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ||(623) 478-3800||Legacy House of Avondale provides homelike assisted living accommodations with fully accessible apartments. Every apartment includes a 24-hour emergency call system and built-in safety features such as grab bars. Caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with all daily activities. Weekly housekeeping and linen services help with apartment upkeep, and personal laundry services are available. Dining facilities provide three daily meals and snacks for residents.|
|Heritage at Carefree||36590 North Pima Road #3481, Carefree, AZ||(480) 488-1622||The Heritage at Carefree is an assisted living community in central Arizona that provides caregivers 24/7 to assist with mobility, personal care, and medication management. A specialist team is available to provide nursing care, including wound care, IV management and therapy. High-low hospital beds are available for residents with mobility challenges, and staff can help with transfers, turning and feeding.|
|Cottonwood Village||201 East Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, AZ||(928) 634-4229||Arizona's Cottonwood Village offers well-appointed apartments with wide entryways, specially designed for residents with disabilities. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers and grab bars, providing support for those using a wheelchair or walker. Call buttons, emergency response systems, and pendants are included in every apartment. Caregivers provide compassionate assistance with daily tasks.|
|Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame||250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA||(650) 897- 4890||Pacifica Senior Living Burlingame offers retirement living for seniors with disabilities on California's San Francisco Peninsula. Residents enjoy daily home-cooked meals, weekly housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation to appointments and errands. A licensed nurse and staff provide 24/7 assistance and transfers for residents with mobility challenges. Private accommodations feature walk-in showers and a 24-hour emergency call system.|
|Carson Senior Assisted Living||345 East Carson Street, Carson, CA||(310) 830-4010||Seniors with disabilities can count on help with daily activities at Carson Senior Assisted Living. Trained staff are on hand to provide escort services and assistance with daily tasks. Bathrooms feature safety grab bars and walk-in showers or tubs. Landscaped patios allow seniors to enjoy the outdoors. 'Assisted Living Plus' offers physical, occupational or speech therapy, as well as walker and wheelchair transportation.|
|Baywood Court||21966 Dolores Street, Castro Valley, CA||(510) 733-2102||Seniors with disabilities will find a comfortable environment and help with daily activities at Baywood Court. The entire residence is designed with safe movement in mind, featuring well-lit halls and common spaces. The meeting room is equipped with Hearing Loop™ to assist seniors with hearing problems. Baywood Assisted Living shares a campus with a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, offering residents the option to move between the two communities.|
|Academy Senior Living||970 Aurora Avenue, Boulder, CO||(303) 938-1920||In Boulder, CO, Academy Senior Living provides assisted living suitable for seniors with disabilities. Residents receive assistance with bathing, dressing, and incontinence care, as well as mobility assistance and transportation to appointments. Under the clinical oversight of a licensed nurse, trained staff offer 24-hour supervision and medication management. The community features a low-chemical heated pool suitable for physical therapy and a fitness room where residents can access individualized training.|
|The Carillon at Boulder Creek||2525 Taft Drive, Boulder, CO||(402) 964-0099||The Pearl at Boulder Creek is a senior living community offering maintenance-free independent living and assisted living services for seniors with disabilities. Seniors live in spacious, accessible apartments equipped with private bathrooms and have the option of cooking for themselves or enjoying restaurant-style dining. Caregivers provide assistance with daily tasks, housekeeping and laundry. Transportation is provided to help residents attend medical appointments and social events.|
|Brookdale Brighton Colorado||2215 East Egbert Street, Brighton, CO||(303) 502-2257||Seniors with disabilities can find a safe, supportive environment at Brookdale Brighton Colorado. The single-story building is mobility-friendly and features on-site conveniences such as a therapeutic whirlpool, fireside living room, and courtyard garden with walking paths. Personal care products can be delivered directly. Care plans are personalized, and programming is designed to meet seniors' physical, mental, and social needs in line with six dimensions of wellness.|
|Atria Greenridge Place||One Elizabeth Court, Rocky Hill, CT||(860) 257-0000||Seniors with disabilities at Atria Greenridge Place receive assistance with daily activities from a 24-hour staff. Private apartments are equipped with emergency alert systems, walk-in showers, and individual thermostat controls. A maintenance-free lifestyle includes apartment upkeep, housekeeping, and linen services. On-site physical and occupational therapy is available in the physical therapy center.|
|Brookdale Chatfield||One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT||(959) 888-7351||Seniors living with a disability can benefit from the useful services offered by Brookdale Chatfield's assisted living community. Accessible units feature private bathroom facilities and emergency alert systems. On-site amenities include a barbershop and library. A concierge oversees day-to-day tasks for residents, and transportation services are available to help seniors attend off-site appointments.|
|Brookdale West Hartford||22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT||(959) 666-9361||At Brookdale West Hartford, all residents, including those with disabilities, can enjoy a safe, homelike environment. Trained staff is available 24/7 through the facility's emergency alert system. Housekeeping and personal grooming and hygiene services are provided. The Personal Solutions program delivers toiletries and personal care products to the resident's door.|
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|Chevy Chase House||5420 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.||(202) 478-9546||The Chevy Chase House in Washington, D.C., provides residents with disabilities maintenance-free, apartment-style living with full kitchens and individual climate control. Three daily meals are served through the dining program, and the staff handles housekeeping and laundry services. The 24-hour staff can be summoned quickly with the emergency response system and call system. On-site physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation services are available.|
|Ingleside Homes, Inc.||1005 North Franklin Street, Wilmington, DE||(302) 575-0250||At Ingleside Homes, seniors with disabilities receive personal help with daily tasks through the assisted living program. Every floor has a nursing station, and bedrooms have emergency call buttons. Bathrooms have grab bars and handrails. The community offers a Wii bowling league, a library with large print books, and attention to special dietary needs.|
|Vi at Aventura||19333 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL||(888) 604-7232||At The Vi at Aventura, seniors with disabilities can access a continuing-care retirement community with trained caregivers who offer assistance with personal care, medication management, and mobility under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are available as needed. Apartments have easy-access showers with grab bars, wall-to-wall carpeting to reduce trip risk, and an emergency call system for 24-hour assistance.|
|Brookdale West Boynton Beach||8220 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL||(561) 739-2488||At Brookdale West Boynton Beach, seniors with disabilities find supportive services, including personalized care plans with close attention to special needs, staff assistance with personal tasks, and full housekeeping, laundry, and regular meals. Brookdale's Personal Solutions program delivers personal care products directly to residents.|
|Discovery Village At Boynton Beach||4733 N.W. Seventh Court, Boynton Beach, FL||(561) 202-9866||Seniors with disabilities at Discovery Village at Boynton Beach find a resort-style living experience with 24-hour caregivers, a full-time concierge, and weekly housekeeping services. Amenities include a professional beauty salon, poolside cabanas, and central clubhouse for comfort, wellness, and socialization.|
|Cedarhurst of Canton||3100 Hidden Valley Drive, Canton, GA||(770) 746-7434||At Cedarhurst of Canton, seniors with disabilities find wheelchair-accessible apartments and caregivers who provide hands-on assistance with daily tasks, such as dressing and bathing. A 24-hour emergency calling system is available, and seniors receive regular health checkups from a registered nurse. On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are available, as are delicious meals prepared by chefs who can accommodate special diets.|
|Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home||3084 Mount Carmel Road, Hampton, GA||(770) 824-3385||Seniors with disabilities at The Mount Carmel Personal Care Home receive assisted living care in wheelchair-friendly private and semiprivate rooms. Bathrooms are equipped with nonslip flooring and grab handles, and hallways have handrails for seniors with limited mobility. Seniors can participate in stimulating activities, such as music therapy, learning games, and pet therapy.|
|Magnolia Senior Living Loganville||89 Ozora Road, Loganville, GA||(770) 338-0493||Magnolia Senior Living Loganville offers seniors with disabilities 24-hour assisted services and licensed nurses 7 days per week. Each suite includes a state-of-the-art emergency call system for quick responses. Laundry and housekeeping services eliminate routine chores that can be difficult with disabilities, and restaurant-style dining options offer meals prepared with dietitian oversight. The community offers individually tailored activities to accommodate different abilities and needs.|
|Corridor Crossing Place||136 36th Avenue Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA||(319) 519-0515||At Corridor Crossing Place in Cedar Rapids, IA, seniors with disabilities can experience carefree living with wireless emergency pendants for quick help and move-in assistance. Pet-friendly accommodations include garbage removal, laundry service, and weekly housekeeping to assist with chores, and dining options include a restaurant-style dining room and in-room meals for flexibility. Residents can join on-site senior fitness programming and utilize scheduled transportation services for errands.|
|Garnett Place Retirement Community||202 35th Street Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, IA||(319) 249-2227||Garnett Place Retirement Community in Cedar Rapids, IA, issues wireless emergency pendants, allowing residents with disabilities to access quick help. Residents receive assistance with household upkeep through weekly housekeeping, garbage removal, and laundry services. Personal care is available for residents who need extra help, and scheduled transportation services accommodate residents who don't drive. Restaurant-style dining with the option to take meals in the room provides nutrition that accommodates various needs.|
|Meth-Wick Community||1224 13th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, IA||(319) 365-9171||Meth-Wick Community provides The Manor, a specialized living area for seniors with disabilities. Caregivers are available to assist with daily tasks, and a coffee shop, doctor's office, beauty salon and barbershop offer social opportunities. The Manor features senior-friendly exercise machines and a warm water therapy pool. Seniors can enjoy excursions with a courtesy transport.|
|Brookdale Coeur d'Alene||205 East Anton, Coeur D'Alene, ID||(208) 765-7119||Brookdale Coeur d'Alene features wheelchair-friendly apartments for seniors with disabilities, including studio, one- or two-bedroom units. Care staff provide personalized care plans, medication management, assistance with personal grooming and hygiene, and coordination with outside medical professionals. Housekeeping is included, and seniors can engage creatively and socially while maintaining independence. The B-Fit program emphasizes physical well-being.|
|Courtyard at Coeur d'Alene||2100 East Sherman Avenue, Coeur D'Alene, ID||(844) 590-1399||Courtyard at Coeur d'Alene provides a comfortable and homelike environment for seniors with disabilities. Its small size fosters an intimate and easy-to-navigate atmosphere, and personalized assistance is available around the clock from highly trained caregivers. Residents receive the care they need to achieve the highest level of independence possible.|
|Legends Park Assisted Living Community||1820 North Legends Parkway, Coeur D'Alene, ID||(208) 666-9900||Legends Park Assisted Living Community, situated in a serene neighborhood in Coeur D'Alene, provides comprehensive care and services for seniors with disabilities. Personalized care plans help each resident achieve their optimum health. Innovative wellness programming supports developmental or functional disabilities with fall prevention programs, cognitive stimulation, and coordinated rehabilitation services.|
|The Pointe at Eastgate||101 Eastgate Court, Algonquin, IL||(847) 458-2800||The Pointe at Eastgate in Algonquin, IL, provides customized supportive living services for seniors with disabilities, including three daily meals, trash removal, weekly housekeeping, and optional laundry service. Assistance with daily activities of life, transportation to appointments and escort to meals and activities are available.|
|Eberhardt Village||431 West Palmer Street, Arthur, IL||(217) 543-2103||Eberhardt Village in Arthur, IL, offers seniors with disabilities convenient services, including always-available nursing, 24/7 assistance with personal care or skilled care needs, and handicapped-accessible bathing facilities. Daily housekeeping and laundry services help seniors manage their chores, and on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are available.|
|Alden Gardens of Waterford||1955 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL||(630) 851-1880||Alden Gardens of Waterford in Aurora, IL, features private apartments with 24-hour emergency response systems to provide support for seniors with disabilities. Weekly towel and linen changes and daily tidy-up services help with apartment maintenance. 24-hour care includes registered nurse oversight, personal care assistance, medication management, and medical services. Transportation and three daily meals are also provided.|
|Avon Health & Rehabilitation Center||4171 Forest Pointe Circle, Avon, IN||(317) 745-5184||Avon Health & Rehabilitation Center offers spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments for seniors with disabilities. The units feature large wheelchair-accessible showers, and personal care assistants are on call to help with dressing, bathing, and grooming. A range of on-site medical services are available, including health care supervision, medication administration, and physical therapy. Educational, social, and spiritual activities help seniors stay active.|
|Bickford of Carmel||5829 East 116th Street, Carmel, IN||(317) 689-1062||Bickford of Carmel accommodates disabled seniors with wheelchair-friendly studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. Private bathrooms include wheelchair-accessible showers or walk-in baths. Caregivers provide individualized assistance with daily activities, and a registered nurse is available. Music and pet therapy, along with art, fitness, and cooking classes, help promote well-being.|
|Bickford of Crown Point||140 East 107th Avenue, Crown Point, IN||(219) 246-5943||Bickford of Crown Point offers five levels of care to ensure residents of all needs can thrive. Individualized service plans include assistance with tasks such as bathing, dressing, and mobility. Plans are reviewed every 90 days to ensure residents receive the support they need. Trained care staff is available 24/7 to administer medications and provide physician-ordered treatments.|
|Asbury Village||3800 Asbury Drive, Coffeyville, KS||(620) 251-6270||Asbury Village caters to seniors with disabilities with personalized services provided by 24/7 staff members. Assistance with daily activities of life and mobility support are available, and walk-in showers, photocell night lights, and water-resistant pendants improve bathroom safety and accessibility. Housekeeping services, transportation, and restaurant-style dining enhance residents' daily living experience.|
|Brookdale Derby||1709 East Walnut Grove Road, Derby, KS||(316) 789-6232||Brookdale Derby offers disability-friendly care in a single-story building in Derby, KS, promoting easy movement for seniors. 24/7 staffing ensures quick responses to emergencies via the emergency alert system. Amenities, including an on-site library, salon, and game room, are conveniently located on campus. Health and wellness programs, along with a therapy room, promote overall well-being and health.|
|Victory Hills Senior Living||1900 North 70 Street, Kansas City, KS||(913) 320-1043||Victory Hills Senior Living offers spacious, pet-friendly apartments designed for seniors with disabilities, including wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, kitchenettes, and housekeeping services. The activity room provides a gathering place for socializing, games, and bird-watching in the outdoor courtyard. Trained staff is available to support residents with daily living chores.|
|Vitality Living Elizabethtown||133 Heartland Drive, Elizabethtown, KY||(270) 360-8001||Vitality Living Elizabethtown provides disability-friendly assisted living for seniors on the south shore of Freeman Lake in Kentucky. Around-the-clock staff is available to provide support, and emergency alert bracelets or pendants enable residents to quickly contact staff. Escorts around the grounds and assistance with transferring into and out of beds and chairs are also available upon request.|
|Willow Creek Senior Living||108 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, KY||(270) 506-4342||Willow Creek Senior Living provides a warm and welcoming community where seniors with disabilities can thrive. Around-the-clock nursing staff offers personalized care and assistance with tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating, and each resident has an emergency pendant for added safety. Spacious, well-appointed suites provide easy access to resort-style amenities, including a relaxing spa, walking trails, and a restaurant-style dining room.|
|Laurel Village||815 North Mill Street, London, KY||(606) 864-4155||Laurel Village provides spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments that are easily accessible to seniors with disabilities, featuring a kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom, living room, and dining area. A specially trained caregiving staff is available around the clock to assist with daily living tasks, including bathing and dressing. Staff can also assist with self-administering medication, and handrails in the hallways promote safety for those with mobility issues.|
|St James Place||333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA||(225) 215-4510||St. James Place provides a maintenance-free living community in Baton Rouge, LA, for seniors with disabilities. Spacious apartments feature 24-hour security and emergency call systems, and trained staff is available 24/7 to assist residents. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation, and homestyle dining make daily life easier. The state-of-the-art fitness center includes joint-friendly flooring, a heated swimming pool, and TechnoGym equipment that accommodates gym-goers with disabilities.|
|Savannah Grand of Bossier City||4770 Brandon Boulevard, Bossier City, LA||(318) 562-5781||Savannah Grand of Bossier City provides personalized care for seniors with disabilities from 24/7 staff, including support with ambulation. Linen and housekeeping services make chores easier, and scheduled transportation takes seniors to appointments and stores, promoting independence. The restaurant-style dining room serves three meals daily, providing quality nutrition and eliminating the need to cook.|
|Bloom at Bossier||4828 Medical Drive, Bossier City, LA||(318) 746-0470||Bloom at Bossier is a family-owned and -operated senior living community dedicated to helping seniors with disabilities thrive. Its resident-centered care model ensures that each senior receives the level of care they need while respecting their independence. Residents can benefit from support with day-to-day activities, mobility and escort assistance, medication management, and in-house therapy services. In addition to the community's on-site amenities, residents have access to scheduled transportation in an accessible bus, promoting overall well-being.|
|Notre Dame du Lac||555 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA||(508) 852-5800||Notre Dame du Lac is a faith-based community that accommodates seniors with disabilities while retaining their independence. Spacious apartments include safety features such as an emergency response system and walk-in showers with grab bars. Caregivers are available 24/7 when assistance is needed with dressing, bathing, taking medications, and other daily living tasks. Three delicious meals are served daily, with snacks always available, promoting overall well-being.|
|Brightview Annapolis||1935 Generals Highway, Annapolis, MD||(410) 695-6655||Brightview Annapolis provides seniors with disabilities individualized support and help in achieving a fulfilling retirement. The community provides all meals, housekeeping, and laundry, and staff are always on hand to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and medication. Seniors looking for specialized exercise programs can benefit from Brightview's partnership with Bayada Health Care, which offers exercise classes developed to meet the specific needs of disabled seniors, promoting overall well-being.|
|Celebration Villa of Manresa||85 Manresa Drive, Annapolis, MD||(410) 349-9529||Celebration Villa of Manresa is a welcoming senior living community that offers disability-friendly services and amenities. Each resident is assessed upon arrival and receives a unique care plan. Highly trained staff members are available around the clock to provide personalized assistance with day-to-day tasks, promoting independence and overall well-being.|
|Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living||715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD||(410) 514-3475||Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living offers full-spectrum care services, supporting the needs of seniors with disabilities. The community's integrated health and wellness model focuses on helping seniors live independently by providing personalized assistance with meals, medications, and other daily tasks, while promoting overall well-being. The on-site medical center offers same-day medical appointments, care coordination, and pharmacy services for added convenience.|
|Michigan Masonic Home||1200 Wright Avenue, Alma, MI||(800) 321-9357||Michigan Masonic Home offers four specialized levels of care for seniors with disabilities, with accommodations for those who need extra help with daily activities. The Home shares a campus with a health care center that offers physical, speech and occupational therapy, and on-site rehabilitation services for seniors recuperating or looking to maintain their physical capabilities. Residents can enjoy a low-stress, maintenance-free lifestyle with dining, housekeeping, laundry service provided, and personalized care plans to promote overall well-being.|
|Brookdale Ann Arbor||2190 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI||(734) 996-7471||Brookdale Ann Arbor offers a disability-friendly senior living environment, designed with spacious floor plans and easy-to-access common areas. Trained staff members are available around the clock to provide personalized care, including assistance with personal hygiene, dressing, medication management, cognitive challenges, and specialized support for those with disabilities. The community also offers a personal care product delivery program for added convenience and peace of mind.|
|The Heritage Assisted Living Community||14420 S. Helmer Rd, Battle Creek, MI||(269) 969-4000||The Heritage Assisted Living Community provides seniors with disabilities a licensed nurse assessment to determine the level of care they require. In addition to weekly housekeeping and laundry services, residents receive assistance with activities of daily living such as showering, dressing and toileting. The community offers personalized care plans to promote overall well-being and independence, with on-site physical therapy services available for seniors recovering from an illness or surgery. Three meals are served each day, with special considerations for therapeutic diets.|
|Rivers Edge Assisted Living||11 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, MN||(218) 429-5785||Rivers Edge Assisted Living provides seniors with disabilities a maintenance-free lifestyle in a beautiful waterfront setting. The community is equipped with an elevator for easy access to each floor. Safety features include handicap-accessible bathrooms in each apartment and a 24/7 alert system in case of emergencies, ensuring residents' safety and peace of mind.|
|Regent at Burnsville||14500 Regent Lane, Burnsville, MN||(952) 898-1910||Regent at Burnsville employs trained caregivers ready to assist seniors with disabilities with daily tasks such as dressing, bathing and mobility, and provides private apartments designed for easy movement, with bathrooms featuring walk-in showers or therapeutic tubs. The community offers exercise classes to promote seniors' strength, balance and mobility and registered nurses check seniors' vital signs weekly to ensure their health and well-being.|
|Encore at Champlin||11469 Jefferson Court North, Champlin, MN||(763) 235-3600||Each resident at Encore at Champlin receives personalized care plans and living options, promoting independence and individuality. With 24/7 onsite staff, including nurses and caregivers, residents receive support for daily activities, medication management, and medical appointments. The community is designed to cater to people with simple to complex care needs.|
|Parc Provence||605 Coeur De Ville Drive, Creve Coeur, MO||(314) 788-3591||Seniors with disabilities receive specialized care at Park Provence, with 24/7 licensed professionals in geriatric rehabilitation, cognitive therapy, and restorative therapy. Daily activities include music therapy programs, gardening, and crafts, while each suite has a private or shared bathroom and a 24-hour response system. Onsite amenities include a library, billiards room, and bistro.|
|Crystal Oaks||1500 Calvary Church Road, Festus, MO||(636) 933-1818||Seniors with disabilities at Crystal Oaks enjoy personalized therapy sessions using resistance exercise equipment and virtual reality systems, with 24/7 assistance from caregivers. The community offers outdoor courtyards, complimentary transportation, restaurant-style meals, a hair salon and social activities. Private rooms feature kitchenettes and walk-in showers.|
|Brookdale Wornall Place||501 West 107th Street, Kansas City, MO||(816) 819-3611||At Brookdale Wornall Place, seniors with disabilities have access to pet-friendly apartments with private bathrooms and emergency alert systems. The community offers exercise classes, walking paths, and arts and crafts for a creative outlet, while a therapy room and pool aid recovery. Caregivers provide 24/7 assistance with daily tasks.|
|Brookdale Biloxi||2120 Enterprise Drive, Biloxi, MS||(228) 604-8469||Brookdale Biloxi offers exceptional senior living for those with disabilities, with 24/7 staffing and first-class amenities. Caregivers assist with daily tasks, such as dressing and bathing, while the community has a therapy room, beauty salon, theater, indoor games room, and outdoor greenhouse. Emergency alert systems ensure resident safety, and housekeeping maintains a clean environment.|
|Brookdale Clinton Mississippi||501 East Northside Drive, Clinton, MS||(769) 770-7301||At Brookdale Clinton Mississippi, seniors with disabilities enjoy exceptional living with caregivers providing assistance with daily tasks, medications, and way-finding cues. The community offers a library, B-Fit exercises, brain activities, and concierge and postal services. Apartments feature plenty of natural light, storage space, and wall-to-wall carpeting.|
|Alden Pointe||2 Courtland Drive, Hattiesburg, MS||(601) 296-9711||Seniors with varying levels of disability can call Alden Pointe home, where caregivers provide 24/7 assistance with daily living tasks. Suites come equipped with individually controlled heating and air conditioning, while nutritious home-cooked meals are provided three times a day. Activities such as card games, arts and crafts, and exercise keep seniors engaged and active, with transportation available for medical appointments.|
|Heritage Center||111 2nd Street South, Shelby, MT||(406) 752-5111||Seniors with disabilities find comfort in handicap-accessible apartments at Heritage Center, equipped with an emergency response system, 24-hour care staff, and weekly housekeeping and laundry services. Staff performs three daily well-being checks, and seniors enjoy access to an exercise room, library, and patio. The dining room hosts special occasions, with three nutritious meals served daily.|
|Brookdale Meadowmont||100 Lanark Road, Chapel Hill, NC||(984) 291-7388||At Brookdale Meadowmont, caregivers provide assistance with daily tasks such as bathing and grooming to seniors with disabilities. The community offers a beauty salon, barbershop, library, and fireside living room for relaxation. Spacious apartments feature natural light, private bathrooms, and kitchenettes, with the B-Fit program keeping seniors active.|
|Waltonwood Providence||11945 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC||(980) 245-4508||In a friendly community environment, Waltonwood Providence offers a continuum of care for seniors with disabilities, with caregivers on-site 24/7 to provide assistance with activities of daily living. All fully accessible residences include private bathrooms and 24-hour emergency maintenance. Fall-prevention programs address a range of fall risks, while housekeeping handles daily chores. Seniors can relax in handicapped-accessible spa tubs and participate in activities such as billiards, fitness classes, and crafts.|
|Heritage Care||100 Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC||(252) 338-2816||At Heritage Care, seniors with disabilities benefit from established staff, providing familiarity and community. Caregivers offer around-the-clock assistance with daily activities, and housekeeping services ensure hygiene. Various exercise and wellness activities keep seniors active, with transportation available for medical appointments. Three daily meals are served to satisfy dietary needs.|
|Evergreen – Dickinson||2143 6th Avenue West, Dickinson, ND||(701) 483-6606||Evergreen Dickinson in Dickinson, ND, accommodates seniors with disabilities through personalized services. Security and professional staff members are present 24/7, with licensed caregivers receiving RN supervision to provide assistance with care tasks, wellness checks, and appointments. An emergency call system keeps help easily accessible, while housekeeping and laundry services, and home-cooked meals assist with routine tasks.|
|Marquis Place||20800 West Maple Road Elkhorn, NE||(402) 275-5708||Seniors with disabilities can enjoy the amenities at Marquis Place, a single-story assisted living community located 30 minutes west of Omaha, Nebraska. Walk-in showers with seats and grab bars ensure safety, while the staff assists with medication administration, transfers, and incontinence-related needs, as well as laundry and linen services. Daily exercise programs keep seniors physically active, and recreational activities offer socializing opportunities.|
|Bickford of Omaha - Blondo||11308 Blondo, Omaha, NE||(402) 948-4219||Offering services for adults with disabilities, Bickford of Omaha - Blondo in Omaha, NE, is a pet-friendly senior community. The resident call and security system lets residents summon help from staff, and transportation services provide a convenient way to get to appointments. The life-enrichment program offers a variety of options for residents of all abilities, and daily meals are served to relieve residents of the responsibility of preparing their own food.|
|Bickford of Omaha - Hickory||7337 Hickory, Omaha, NE||(402) 415-0151||Robust support is available for all residents at Bickford of Omaha - Hickory, including those with disabilities. Individualized care plans are reviewed every 3 months to ensure current needs are understood and met, and pull cords and an emergency pendant system in every apartment ensure residents have easy access to assistance. Staff can assist with transportation to off-site medical appointments.|
|Brookdale Spruce Wood||25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH||(402) 415-0151||Seniors with disabilities enjoy the accessible, sociable environment of Brookdale Spruce Wood, where nurses and nursing assistants are always available to help with daily tasks and walkers and wheelchairs. Seniors can bring their service or support animals to this pet-friendly community. Non-strenuous activities such as poetry clubs and poker games are regularly scheduled to encourage residents to stay engaged.|
|Whispering Knoll Assisted Living||62 James Street, Edison, NJ||(732) 744-5541||Seniors with disabilities receive comprehensive care at Whispering Knoll Assisted Living. Resident rooms are well-appointed, and each senior has a personal call bell for easy access to as-needed aid. Staff members can assist with daily tasks, such as bathing and dressing, transfers and incontinence, and licensed nurses are available 24/7 for support and personalized medication assistance. Additional medical services are available across the street at the affiliated JFK Medical Center.|
|Brookdale West Orange||520 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ||(862) 837-5153||Brookdale West Orange provides plenty of support for seniors with disabilities. Trained staff is available around the clock to assist with daily living tasks, such as grooming and getting dressed. Seniors can have many personal items conveniently delivered directly to their living quarters. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided, and an emergency alert system is in place, allowing residents to access help easily.|
|Green Hill||103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ||(973) 731-2300||Green Hill supports residents with disabilities through security monitoring and assistance with personal care tasks. Aides are available 24/7 to help with tasks ranging from reading to ambulation and transfers, and routine services, such as bed-making and light housekeeping, make life easier for seniors with disabilities. Wellness activities designed for residents' needs and dining services, including diet monitoring, support overall well-being.|
|Fairwinds - Rio Rancho||920 Riverview Drive Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM||(505) 896-3000||Residents with disabilities receive support services at Fairwinds Rio Rancho, including a daily check-in system. The 24-hour-awake staff assists seniors with daily care tasks, medication management and mobility needs, and routine chores are easier with housekeeping provided. The PrimeFit wellness program offers individualized fitness options to support mobility, balance, and strength and incorporates social, mental and emotional health as well.|
|Life Spire Assisted Living - Rio Rancho, NM||1001 24th Street, Rio Rancho, NM||(505) 831-6250||Life Spire Assisted Living is a disability-friendly senior community that provides residents with highly trained personnel in a beautiful Southwestern-style environment. The licensed nurses and caregivers can help residents with simple tasks of everyday living, such as dressing and getting around the facility. They can also provide more advanced help, including incontinence care and health monitoring. The community is staffed around the clock, ensuring quick responses to any emergency medical situations.|
|Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe||2961 Galisteo Road, Santa Fe, NM||(505) 522-7936||Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM, provides 24-hour staff access for seniors with disabilities. Emergency call pendants make it easy for residents to reach staff, and seniors can get the assistance they need with personal care services and medication reminders. This pet-friendly senior community offers housekeeping, laundry and trash removal to help with chores, and the chef-prepared meals accommodate special diets.|
|Atria Seville||2000 North Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV||(702) 804-6800||Atria Seville, located approximately 10 minutes from downtown Las Vegas, offers a disability-friendly environment for its assisted living residents. Staff can assist seniors with basic activities of daily living, such as transferring in and out of bed, eating meals, managing medication and using bathroom facilities safely. The community's emergency alert system ensures that seniors can contact staff at any hour. Seniors can also visit the on-site doctor's office for convenient checkups.|
|Legacy House of Centennial Hills||6310 North Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV||(702) 978-5000||Legacy House of Centennial Hills in Las Vegas, provides services that make life easier for residents with disabilities. The 24-hour certified nursing staff provides assistance with medication monitoring and personal care tasks. Residents receive weekly linen service and housekeeping with the option for personal laundry services to eliminate chores. Safety features, such as a 24-hour emergency call system and grab bars, are in every apartment, and fully accessible apartments are available for those who need them.|
|Oakey Assisted Living||3900 West Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV||(702) 466-1933||Oakey Assisted Living in Las Vegas offers individualized care, so seniors with disabilities receive the support they need. With 24-hour staffing and escort assistance, residents with disabilities can navigate the community easily. The walk-in showers feature grab bars for increased accessibility, and weekly housekeeping eases the burden of chores. Residents can participate in seated exercise classes in the on-site 24-hour fitness center. Other amenities include a theater, library and salon.|
|Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences||50 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY||(631) 715-8500||Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences is a licensed assisted living community in Long Island that caters to individuals with disabilities. With the help of licensed nurses, residents receive aid in mobility, cooking, bathing, and other daily activities. The community offers a wellness center to assist with medical appointments and checkups. Staff takes care of housekeeping and laundry needs.|
|The Bristal Assisted Living at East Meadow||40 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY||(516) 962-2266||The Bristal at East Meadow is an assisted living community that provides unique care and support to seniors with disabilities. Various floor plans include kitchenettes, private accessible baths, and emergency response systems. Personal care assistance plans are created by trained professionals based on each resident's unique needs. The plan includes services such as grooming, mealtime assistance, medication management, and mobility support.|
|Atria East Northport||10 Cheshire Place, East Northport, NY||(631) 757-8000||Atria East Northport is a senior living community that caters to seniors with disabilities by providing a range of inclusive services and amenities. These include 24-hour staff, resident support groups, and on-site therapies. Seniors receive discreet support with personal care tasks, medication assistance, and meal escorts. Daily safety and wellness checks and personal emergency alert systems ensure seniors' safety and well-being.|
|Brookdale Montrose||100 Brookmont Road, Akron, OH||(234) 257-0060||Brookdale Montrose is a senior living community that caters to the needs of seniors with disabilities. Emergency alarm systems are in place to ensure residents receive prompt medical attention. The community's delivery program provides toiletries and small personal items to residents' apartments. Assistive communications technology is available to help residents stay connected with family and friends.|
|Brookdale Alliance||1277 South Sawburg Road, Alliance, OH||(234) 268-6582||Brookdale Alliance provides comprehensive support for seniors with disabilities. A 24/7 staff provides assistance with daily activities like bathing and dressing. The community is single-story, easy to navigate, and features spacious, pet-friendly apartments with emergency alert systems. Residents can relax in the therapeutic whirlpool and participate in accommodating activities like music listening to connect with others. Transportation to medical appointments is also provided.|
|Brethren Care Village||2140 Center Street, Ashland, OH||(419) 289-1585||Brethren Care Village has been devoted to enhancing the lives of seniors with disabilities since 1972. Its faith-based life care community provides a hands-on, whole-person approach to care by offering individualized support and services tailored to each resident's unique needs. With a high staff-to-resident ratio, seniors receive focused care and attention with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, mobility transfers, and medication management. Culinary specialists ensure meals are customized to meet specific dietary needs.|
|Baptist Village of Ada||3501 Oakridge Drive, Ada, OK||(580) 332-6004||Baptist Village of Ada is an ideal place for seniors with disabilities who require support with daily living tasks. Its spacious rehab gym is used by a team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to help residents recover from surgery or traumatic injuries. For seniors who require constant monitoring, 24/7 long-term nursing care is available at the Health Center.|
|Brookdale Claremore||1605 North Highway 88, Claremore, OK||(918) 343-3300||Brookdale Claremore provides seniors with disabilities with a vibrant, yet relaxed senior living community. Daily check-ins and an emergency alert system ensure that residents are safe and secure while giving peace of mind to families and loved ones. The staff takes care of laundry and weekly housekeeping, giving residents more time to socialize, rest, and enjoy leisure activities. If needed, the staff also provides grooming and medication management support.|
|Brookdale Durant||1500 North 19th Avenue, Durant, OK||(580) 745-0787||Brookdale Durant provides seniors with disabilities with comfortable, accessible apartments. The Personal Solutions service delivers essential items to residents' doors, making life more convenient. Low-impact, senior-friendly exercise activities like chair yoga and tai chi classes encourage residents to maintain physical fitness. Housekeeping and laundry are taken care of by staff, alleviating daily maintenance.|
|Maple Ridge||548 North Main Street, Ashland, OR||(541) 631-2773||Maple Ridge provides ADA-accessible apartments for seniors with disabilities to enjoy a comfortable retirement. The community's music and aromatherapy programs aim to reduce symptoms associated with chronic health conditions. To combat isolation, Gen Z volunteers help homebound seniors with computer skills and communication with loved ones.|
|Skylark Assisted Living||900 Skylark Place, Ashland, OR||(541) 552-1713||Skylark Assisted Living in Ashland, OR, provides seniors with disabilities with access to a 24-hour emergency call system and on-site assistants for personal care tasks. Housekeeping and laundry are done weekly, and made-to-order meals make mealtime easier. Transportation is available for appointments and outings, while secured walking paths and raised garden beds encourage residents with disabilities to participate in on-site outdoor activities.|
|Stoneybrook Assisted Living||4650 SW Hollyhock Circle, Corvallis, OR||(541) 758-2026||The Stoneybrook Assisted Living community offers 24-hour care for disabled and other seniors. Residents have a choice of studio and one-bedroom apartments with large, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, walk-in showers, and kitchenettes. The community takes a holistic approach to care by providing personalized care plans tailored to each resident's needs and disability. Group activities, including social, educational, and recreational activities, are structured to include disabled residents.|
|Holy Family Residential Services - Grace Mansion||1200 Spring Street, Bethlehem, PA||(610) 865-5595||Holy Family Residential Services - Grace Mansion provides residents with disabilities with 24-hour assistance and support from caregivers for daily living tasks. Three meals and snacks are provided daily, with personalized dietary plans available. DaVita dialysis is offered on-site for seniors' ongoing medical needs. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are available to help residents recuperate or regain their capabilities.|
|Keystone Villa at Douglassville||1152 Ben Franklin Highway East, Douglassville, PA||(484) 925-1849||Keystone Villa at Douglassville offers an all-inclusive retirement living experience for seniors with disabilities. The community focuses on a continuum of care, providing support as seniors' healthcare needs change over time. Professional nursing staff are available around the clock to offer support with daily tasks, medication administration, mobility assistance, and safety checks. Resident rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art emergency call systems for added safety.|
|Simpson Meadows Retirement Community||101 Plaza Drive, Downingtown, PA||(610) 269-8400||Simpson Meadows Retirement Community provides a warm, friendly environment for seniors with disabilities to thrive. The 24-hour nursing staff assists with daily tasks, medication management, and household chores. Personalized care plans optimize each resident's needs, abilities, and safety. Common spaces are easy to navigate, and maintenance-free apartments provide three daily meals, transportation, and a full calendar of activities.|
|Atria Harborhill||159 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI||(401) 884-2704||Atria Harborhill is a vibrant community designed to serve seniors of varying needs, including individuals with disabilities. Its whole-person approach to care provides services that support physical and emotional needs, from discreet assistance with daily tasks to medication administration and incontinence care. On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapies are offered, along with amenities such as a library, salon, and courtyard gardens.|
|The Highlands on the East Side||101 Highland Avenue, Providence, RI||(401) 654-5259||The Highlands on the East Side is a welcoming community for seniors with disabilities in historic East Side Providence, RI. Personalized care plans include help with daily tasks, medication monitoring, and transfer assistance. Residents enjoy spacious common areas, upscale amenities and private apartments with kitchenettes, emergency call systems, and accessible showers. A full spectrum of services is available to meet seniors' varying needs.|
|TerraBella Marchbanks||2203 Marchbanks Avenue, Anderson, SC||(864) 202-6469||TerraBella Marchbanks in Anderson, SC, offers seniors with disabilities maintenance-free living with 24-hour care services available as needed. Handicapped-accessible living spaces include daily housekeeping, personal linen and laundry service. This pet-friendly community features restaurant-style dining and complimentary scheduled transportation. On-site speech, physical, and occupational therapy services are available, along with a senior-specific holistic wellness program to support emotional, social, spiritual, and physical wellness.|
|Palmettos of Charleston||1900 Ashley Crossing Drive, Charleston, SC||(843) 852-0505||The Palmettos of Charleston is a disability-friendly assisted living community that fosters independence, socialization, and healthy living. Personalized care plans ensure each resident receives the appropriate level of care for their needs and abilities. This includes help with daily tasks, medication coordination, continence management, and mobility assistance. Nursing staff is available around the clock, and each apartment is equipped with an emergency call system for peace of mind.|
|Foothills Retirement Community||205 Bud Nalley Drive, Easley, SC||(864) 810-1482||The Foothills Retirement Community offers a friendly, supportive environment for seniors with disabilities on 68 landscaped acres. Its multitiered approach to wellness ensures care and activities are tailored to seniors' individual needs, abilities, and preferences. Resident rooms are well-appointed, providing easy access to the full-service dining room, multipurpose areas, and community amenities.|
|Nano Nagle Village||1020 North Jay Street, Aberdeen, SD||(605) 622-5850||Nano Nagle Village provides seniors with disabilities with emergency response systems for help with daily living activities. The dining staff serves three balanced meals and snacks per day, accommodating seniors with special diets. Residents have full access to short- and long-term medical and therapy care services, and housekeeping, laundry, and other maintenance are handled by the staff.|
|Cades Center Assisted Living||82 Will McKnight Drive, Jackson, TN||(731) 736-1246||Cades Center Assisted Living welcomes seniors with disabilities in a thoughtfully designed community with spacious floor plans and open common areas. A licensed nurse and skilled caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with daily needs, medication management, pharmacy services, and transportation to appointments. On-site therapy services, salon services, recreational activities, and weekly worship services are available.|
|Wesley Jackson Highlands||2692 North Highland Avenue, Jackson, TN||(731) 512-1870||Wesley Jackson Highlands in Jackson, TN, features one-bedroom apartments, including adaptable apartments for seniors with disabilities. Emergency call systems are installed in each apartment so that seniors can get help when needed. Residents can visit the on-site care manager for assistance from city, county and state sources. The community offers physical fitness, financial management, and dementia support programs from staff certified in dementia care.|
|Brookdale Johnson City||2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson, City, TN||(423) 610-2062||Brookdale Johnson City's staff is available 24/7 to help seniors with disabilities with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and mobility. Every apartment includes a private bathroom, and residents can use walking trails and therapy rooms to stay active. Brookdale's Personal Solutions program delivers toothpaste, soap, and other items right to seniors' doors. The community's library and on-site postal services encourage seniors to stay educated and connected.|
|The Craig Senior Living||5500 SW 9th Avenue, Amarillo, TX||(806) 352-7244||The Craig Senior Living prioritizes meeting the personal preferences and care requirements of seniors with disabilities. Caregivers assist with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, prescription management, and transportation to medical appointments. The community's rehabilitation center provides on-site physical therapy services for those recovering from an injury or surgery. Nightly checks ensure the well-being of each resident.|
|Village on the Park - Onion Creek||11300 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX||(512) 280-5500||Village on the Park - Onion Creek offers care options and support services tailored to meet the needs of seniors with disabilities. One-bedroom and studio apartments feature a kitchenette, walk-in shower and emergency response call system. The community's gourmet chef prepares three nutritious meals served in the dining room, and snacks are available throughout the day. Staff handles maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry to help seniors maintain a stress-free lifestyle.|
|Crestview Methodist Retirement Community||2505 East Villa Maria Rd, Bryan, TX||(979) 774-9938||Crestview Methodist Retirement Community provides comprehensive care services for seniors, including those with disabilities. Staff members assist with daily tasks, medication management, ambulation, memory care and rehabilitative therapies. The campus boasts manicured grounds and upscale amenities, such as an on-site salon, daily restaurant-style meals and personalized wellness programming.|
|Bel Aire Senior Living||1088 East 390 South, American Fork, UT||(801) 763-0622||Bel Air Senior Living provides a homelike and secure community for seniors with disabilities. Private rooms are maintenance-free and include an accessible kitchenette and safety grab bars. Staff members are available 24/7 to assist with personal tasks and medication management, and each resident is given a call pendant. Balanced meals and snacks are provided, along with laundry and housekeeping. A full calendar of activities is planned each month to ensure an engaging and fulfilling lifestyle for residents.|
|Legacy House of Bountiful||79 East Center Street, Bountiful, UT||(801) 294-2925||Designed for seniors with disabilities, Legacy House of Bountiful offers assisted living and memory care in a homelike environment. Each suite has a private bath with built-in safety features and a 24-hour emergency call system. Fully accessible apartments provide the utmost convenience, with all amenities on one level.|
|Welcome Home Assisted Living||633 East Medical Drive, Bountiful, UT||(801) 298-4969||Seniors with disabilities receive daily living assistance from the compassionate caregiving staff at Welcome Home Assisted Living. Apartments come with large walk-in showers, kitchenettes, and emergency call systems for added peace of mind. The community offers a private dining room for hosting special occasions and is located near Lakeview Hospital.|
|Brookdale Danville Piedmont||149 Executive Court, Danville, VA||(434) 554-5303||Brookdale Danville Piedmont provides attentive 24-hour care for seniors with disabilities. Private apartments are equipped with emergency alert systems, large windows, and private bathrooms. Amenities such as a therapy room, beauty salon, and postal services add to residents' quality of life. Convenient transportation is also available to off-site medical appointments.|
|The Gardens at Fair Oaks||4310 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax, VA||(703) 291-0860||Seniors with disabilities enjoy spacious residences with safety features such as 24-hour emergency response systems and full bathrooms at The Gardens at Fair Oaks. The community offers on-site rehabilitation services with physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Weekly housekeeping, transportation, and restaurant-style dining are available for added convenience.|
|Bickford of Spotsylvania||5000 Spotsylvania Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA||(540) 551-5225||Seniors with disabilities receive specialized care at Bickford of Spotsylvania with five levels of care. Caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with daily living activities, including bathing, dressing, and mobility. The open kitchen and patio dining accommodate special dietary requirements, with room service available upon request. The community also provides transportation to and from appointments for residents with mobility impairments.|
|The Bellettini||1115 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA||(425) 278-6283||At The Bellettini, seniors with disabilities receive support with daily living activities through the emergency alert system. The open kitchen and patio dining accommodate special dietary requirements, and room service is available upon request. Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance tasks are handled by the helpful staff, with a town car available for shopping trips or appointments.|
|The Gardens at Town Square||933 111Th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA||(425) 504-7341||The Gardens at Town Square is dedicated to providing seniors with disabilities varying levels of care services. Through their partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing, residents receive personalized care services including mobility assistance and active aging programs. The community also offers in-house dining with a chef that prepares nutritious meals.|
|Pacifica Senior Living Ellensburg||818 East Mountain View Avenue, Ellensburg, WA||(509) 317-8563||Pacifica Senior Living Ellensburg offers seniors with disabilities a supportive and comfortable living environment. The community provides apartment and cottage floor plans equipped with walk-in showers and a 24/7 emergency alert system. Weekly housekeeping, laundry and trash removal, and daily personal care assistance are all included.|
|Sylvan Crossings at Hunter Ridge||626 Monroe Street, Beaver Dam, WI||(920) 885-1790||Seniors with disabilities find disability-friendly and homelike senior living at Sylvan Crossings at Hunter Ridge. The community offers spacious accommodations, open common spaces and private gathering areas that maximize seniors' independence and mobility. Services include personalized assistance with personal care tasks, medication monitoring, incontinence care and mobility assistance, as well as daily exercises and recreational programs.|
|Ivy Manor of Campbellsport||280 Bauman St, Capmbellsport, WI||(608) 276-3449||Ivy Manor of Campbellsport provides seniors with disabilities a comfortable living experience. Spacious rooms equipped with a 24-hour emergency and monitoring system ensure residents' safety. The community offers mobility assistance, as well as dressing, bathing and medication management. Nutritious meals are served in the dining area, with accommodations made for specific dietary needs.|
|Sage Meadow of De Pere||1880 Scheuring Road, De Pere, WI||(920) 338-3407||Seniors with disabilities can find a safe and comfortable living environment at Sage Meadow De Pere. Private studio apartments include an emergency calling system, allowing residents to summon 24-hour caregivers for assistance. Nutritious meals are served in the dining area, and staff takes care of housekeeping and laundry each week. Social activities help seniors form new friendships.|
How Much Does Assisted Living for Seniors with Disabilities Cost?
The cost of disability-friendly assisted living facilities should be the same as other ALFs. According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of an assisted living facility nationwide is $4,500 per month. However, this amount can significantly vary by state. For example, the average cost of assisted living in Rhode Island is $6,826, while the average in South Dakota is only $3,350.
Monthly rates generally include rent, utilities and group amenities such as meals and transportation. Amenities like housekeeping or laundry services sometimes have a separate cost. Personal care, such as help with activities of daily living like grooming, bathing, medication management, etc., may or may not require an additional fee. Services like physical or occupational therapy are also usually add-on amenities.
Because each facility may calculate fees differently, the best way to get an accurate picture of the overall cost is to ask a prospective facility to perform an assessment of the potential resident.
What Financial Assistance Is Available for Disabled and Handicapped Seniors?
Although assisted living can be an ideal housing option for disabled seniors, not all of them may have the financial means to pay for these facilities. Many programs exist that offer financial assistance, but some may not cover assisted living. The following list provides an overview of various programs, what they offer and how to apply.
Medicare is a national health insurance program for seniors aged 65 or older or younger with a qualifying disability. If you already receive disability benefits, you may qualify for Medicare. Unfortunately, Medicare doesn’t cover assisted living facilities, homemaker services like cooking and cleaning, personal care assistance or meal deliveries. However, it may cover home health services with a doctor’s certification that you’re homebound and require occasional skilled nursing care or ongoing speech-language pathology, physical therapy or occupational therapy services.
How to Apply for Medicare
You can apply for Medicare online or through your local Social Security office during one of three enrollment periods. If you’re aged 65 or older and receive Social Security benefits, you’re automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance). You can sign yourself up for Part B (medical insurance) or wait if you’re still working and receive medical coverage through your employer’s group health plan. Sign up for Medicare online or call (800) 772-1213 to sign up over the phone. Deaf and hard-of-hearing seniors may call (800) 325-0778.
Medicaid is a federal and state health insurance program that provides free or low-cost coverage for low-income seniors aged 65 or older or younger with a disability. Although state Medicaid programs vary, most states cover assisted living costs, and home health services are mandatory benefits for seniors on Medicaid. However, Medicaid doesn’t pay for room and board in assisted living in any state. It may cover meal preparation, homemaker services, medication administration and recreational activities.
How to Apply for Medicaid
Check with your state’s Medicaid office to see if you or your loved one is eligible for benefits. Qualifying usually depends on age, income, assets and/or whether you're disabled. Apply for Medicaid by contacting your state Medicaid agency or fill out an application through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Programs
You can apply for a spot in public housing for an affordable apartment as a low-income senior or individual with a disability. Public housing ranges from single-family homes to high-rise apartments. Eligibility is based on your annual income, U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status and whether you’re a senior or disabled person. To live in public housing, a disabled senior must be able to live independently or utilize home care and/or home health care to provide assistance.
How to Apply for Public Housing
To apply, contact a public housing agency in your state or the local HUD Field Office. Either you or a Housing Authority representative must complete your application. Someone from the public housing authority may visit your current home to determine how well you upkeep it and interview you and your family members, if applicable. You may be required to provide documentation such as birth certificates and tax returns to verify the information provided on your application.
HUD Rental Assistance or Subsidized Housing
Rental assistance or subsidized housing provides income-based housing designed to be affordable. Some state programs offer rental assistance in facilities that provide support for seniors and disabled persons. HUD has an inventory of units by state for seniors and disabled persons to find facilities that offer subsidized housing in their area. Housing can also include senior apartments.
How to Apply for Rental Assistance or Subsidized Housing
To see if you qualify and apply, contact a public housing agency in your state. HUD has a search tool you can use to find an apartment or home with reduced rent in your area and landlords who accept housing vouchers. You or a Housing Authority representative must complete your application for rental assistance or subsidized housing. Someone from the public housing authority may visit your current home, and you may be required to provide documentation to verify the information provided on your application.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Formerly known as Section 8, the Housing Choice Voucher Program helps low-income seniors and persons with disabilities pay for rental housing. This HUD program includes single-family homes, apartments and townhouses. Vouchers may pay for a portion of the rent or all the rent. Your local public housing agency decides if you are eligible for a Housing Choice Voucher based on income, whether you're a senior or disabled and other local factors. Each state or city may have different eligibility rules for housing programs.
How to Apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Contact a public housing agency in your state or your local HUD office to apply. You or your local public housing representative must fill out the written application. You must provide information about your income, assets, bank and other local agencies to determine whether you qualify and the amount you get. Housing must meet health and safety standards for the public housing authority to approve the unit. The housing authority must inspect the rental before you sign your lease to ensure it’s worth the rental price.
Local Rural Development offices provide help to seniors with disabilities in rural areas. For example, Rural Community Development Initiative Grants help nonprofit housing and community development organizations, federally recognized tribes and low-income rural communities support housing and community facilities in rural areas. These grants help disabled seniors by funding projects that provide them with housing, such as new assisted living facilities. Rural Development programs can assist seniors with home and daily living activities.
Local county or city governments or a HUD-approved housing counselor can also help you identify other assistance programs available in your area to help seniors with disabilities obtain affordable housing. HUD’s nationwide network of Housing Counseling Agencies helps senior homeowners and renters make responsible choices while addressing their unique housing needs.
What Are Alternative Housing Options for Seniors Living With Disabilities?
Assisted living may be the right choice for you or your loved one if you require limited assistance to manage daily living with your disability. However, it might not be the best option if you’re still able to live independently or prefer to age in place at home. Other senior living options provide various levels of care, so different types of senior living works for people based on their disability. Because different ones work for different people, it’s crucial to compare your options before making a decision.
Adult Family Homes/Care Homes for Seniors With Disabilities
Adult family homes, also referred to as board and care homes or residential care homes, are usually single-family homes modified to accommodate the needs and safety of older adults. They provide a more home-like environment with fewer residents, usually between two and nine. Residents get a private or semiprivate bedroom and share the rest of the home. Live-in caregivers generally provide personalized care, with some specializing in very individualized care, including meeting the needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s or specific disabilities. This higher level of care and the smaller size makes these senior living environments ideal for meeting the needs of seniors with disabilities.
Nursing Homes for Seniors With Disabilities
Nursing homes provide the highest level of care of all senior living options, making them great for seniors with disabilities who can no longer live independently and require around-the-clock medical care. While medical services vary significantly among nursing homes, common services include:
- Skilled nursing care
- Wound care
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Orthopedic care for bone, muscle and joint problems
- Intravenous therapy
- Breathing treatment
Seniors with disabilities may receive specialized treatment based on their unique needs. All nursing homes have physicians on-call to ensure swift response to acute needs.
In-Home Care for Seniors With Disabilities
In-home care includes personal and medical support provided in the home for individuals wanting to age in place but unable to manage the tasks of daily life. This form of assisted living occurs in a private, family environment that promotes greater independence and control. Home care isn’t a good option for seniors with disabilities who require around-the-clock care or as a long-term solution for those with limited income or savings. However, it’s a fantastic option for those who don’t need 24/7 care and want the flexibility to choose their housing situation.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) for Seniors With Disabilities
CCRCs offer a full continuum of care, from independent living through skilled nursing facility care, making them ideal for seniors with disabilities whose care needs will likely change in the future. This senior living option offers the bonus of knowing your long-term care needs will be met without moving to another community each time your needs increase. CCRCs can be an especially good choice for seniors with disabilities they know will worsen with age, giving them some control over where they’ll live.
State Resources for Disability Assistance
Each state has a variety of resources for seniors with disabilities, such as access to information and assistance in obtaining aging and disability services. Programs run the gamut, from respite care to assistive technology to long-term care assistance, to U.S. hotlines and helplines for Suspected Elder Abuse, to ensure seniors get the help they need.
|State and Program||Contact||Description/Services|
|Alabama - One Door Alabam||(877) 425-2243|
|One Door Alabama offers free counseling, information and access to services covering aging and disability through the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Services provided may include transportation, elder abuse prevention, crisis support, legal assistance, caregiver support, long-term care advocacy and prescription assistance.|
|Alaska - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(855) 565-2017|
|Alaska's ADRCs connect seniors with disabilities to the long-term services and supports they need, serving seniors across the state regardless of income through regional sites. Services may include assistive technology, transportation or in-home care.|
|Arizona - AZLinks||(602) 542-4446|
|AZLinks offers information and assistance on aging and disability through the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services. Seniors with disabilities, caregivers and family members may receive assistance through partner agencies throughout the state. Programs include options counseling, care transitions, family caregiver support and veterans-directed home and community-based services|
|Arkansas - Choices in Living Resource Center||(866) 801-3435|
|Choices in Living Resource Center provides information about long-term services and supports across Arkansas. Trained program specialists help seniors with disabilities learn about their options so they can make the best decision for their care needs.|
|California - Department of Aging||(800) 510-2020|
|The California Department of Aging doesn't provide direct services, but oversees the state's Area Agencies on Aging and contracts with these offices to coordinate a broad array of services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. Possible services include caregiver resources, home and community services, long-term care ombudsman, options counseling, legal services, fall prevention programs and transition services.|
|Colorado - Aging and Disability Resources||(844) 265-2372|
|Aging and Disability Resources provides information on the full range of long-term services and support options available to older adults throughout Colorado. Services include assisting them with their future long-term care and support needs, options counseling and personalized information and assistance.|
|Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services||(800) 537-2549|
|The Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services helps older adults and people with disabilities through assistive technology loan programs, the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind, the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services, respite care, disability determination services, caregiver support and independent living program|
|Delaware - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(800) 223-9074|
|Delaware's ADRC offers adult day services, assistive devices, home modification, emergency response systems, caregiver support, respite care, health services and medical assistance, in-home services, case management and nutrition services.|
|Florida - Department of Elder Affairs||(800) 963-5337|
|The Department of Elder Affairs administers programs and services for seniors across the state through 11 Area Agencies on Aging. Each AAA operates an ADRC, a system for information and access to long-term care resources, including local, state and federal programs and help for assisted living facilities.|
|Georgia - Aging & Disability Resource Connection||(866) 552-4464|
|Georgia's Aging & Disability Resource Connection partners with organizations across the state to support aging or disabled individuals through publicly and privately financed long-term supports and services. Resources include respite care, caregiver support, home health, nursing home transitions, wellness programs and assistive technology.|
|Hawaii - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(808) 643-2372|
|Hawaii's Executive Office on Aging coordinates aging and family caregiver support services in the statewide system. Its ADRC helps aging and/or disabled adults and family caregivers find suitable long-term care services and supports, such as options counseling, dementia information, long-term care ombudsman, healthy aging programs and caregiver resources.|
|Idaho - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(877) 471-2777|
|Idaho's ADRC provides information, guidance and services for seniors and disabled persons throughout the state. Its network includes the Idaho Commission on Aging, 211 CareLine, Area Agencies on Aging, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Disability agencies. Together, they administer programs covering caregiving for dementia, caregiver support, transportation, legal services, case management and homemaker services.|
|Illinois - AgeOptions||(800) 699-9043|
|AgeOptions collaborates with the Suburban ADRC and the Progress Center for Independent Living to offer information, assistance and guidance to seniors and/or disabled residents making long-term care housing and support decisions. Services include options counseling, adult protective services, nursing home advocacy, assistance applying for benefits, nutrition services and falls prevention programs.|
|Indiana - CICOA Aging & Disability Center||(800) 432-2422|
|CICOA's Aging and Disability Center outlines service options and identifies public and private funding sources. Services include options counseling, case management, health care collaborations, nutrition services, transportation and caregiver support.|
|Iowa - Department of Aging / ADRC||(866) 468-7887||>Iowa's ADRC helps aging and/or disabled adults, caregivers and veterans with information about long-term living services throughout the state. Supportive services for seniors include options counseling, case management, behavioral health supports, transportation, chore assistance, respite care and personal care.|
|Kansas - Department for Aging and Disability Services||(855) 200-2372|
|KDADS contracts with the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, which subcontracts with the state’s 10 Area Agencies on Aging to function as individual parts of the ADRC. Together, they provide information to obtain assistance in planning for future long-term services and supports. Information covers community services, housing and long-term care, medical services, care coordination and caregiver resources.|
|Kentucky - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(877) 925-0037|
|Kentucky's ADRC offers information on and referrals to aging and disability programs and services through partnerships with Kentucky's Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living, the Center for Independent Living, community mental health centers and other community partners. Programs include assisted living community information, caregiver support, dementia services and patient-directed services.|
|Louisiana - Aging and Adult Services||(866) 758-5035|
|The Office of Aging and Adult Services brings together all the long-term care programs serving seniors and people with adult-onset disabilities. Programs include facility-based services, long-term care systems change, home and community-based services, permanent supportive housing and other resources.|
|Maine - Office of Aging and Disability Services||(800) 243-3425||Maryland's Department of Aging works with 24 Area Agencies on Aging to provide long-term services and supports to seniors. Programs include congregate housing services, senior assisted living subsidy program, senior care services, legal assistance, elder rights protection, caregiver support, durable equipment reuse and wellness services.|
|Maryland - Department of Aging||(301) 572-6585, ext. 2104||The Sante Group provides free outreach Description/Services and mental health support to family caregivers and seniors in Baltimore and 13 counties.|
|Massachusetts - Executive Office of Elder Affairs||(800) 243-4636|
|The Executive Office of Elder Affairs promotes the well-being and independence of older adults and disabled individuals. It provides information and referrals on housing options, in-home services, options counseling, caregiver support and Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia information and support.|
|Michigan - Aging Services||(517) 241-7882|
|Michigan's Aging Services supports older adults’ desire to live in the setting of their choice as long as they can. Programs include caregiver services, hearing impaired services, counseling, legal assistance, transportation, senior support, vision services, elder abuse prevention, disease prevention and personal care.|
|Minnesota - Senior LinkAge Line||(800) 333-2433|
|Senior LinkAge Line in Minnesota provides aging resources to seniors throughout the state. Services include caregiver support, long-term care planning and housing options based on reduced vision or hearing, increased risk of falls or illness, decreased mobility or muscle strength and reduced mental processing.|
|Mississippi - Division of Aging and Adult Services||(800) 948-3090|
|Mississippi's Division of Aging and Adult Services strives to protect the rights of its older citizens and expand their access to quality services. It coordinates services and supports programs, including Area Agencies on Aging, adult protective services, caregiver support, transitions to community referrals and other senior services.|
|Missouri - Senior and Disability Serviceso||(573) 751-6400|
|Missouri's Senior and Disability Services offers online referrals for home and community-based services, person-centered care planning and reporting of adult abuse and neglect. Other services include Area Agencies on Aging, caregiving support, dementia caregiving, options counseling, ombudsman programs and long-term care information.|
|Montana - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(800) 551-3191|
|Montana promotes various aging and disability-related resources through its Aging and Disability Resource Center and partnership with Area Agencies on Aging statewide. Resources include advocacy, brain and memory care, respite services, caregiving, nutrition services, mental health, transportation, legal services and housing.|
|Nebraska - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(844) 843-6364|
|Nebraska's Aging and Disability Resource Center is for seniors aged 60 or older or younger with a qualifying disability. It provides information, assistance and referrals to them, family members, caregivers and advocates. The ADRC oversees federal and state programs to help older adults, including Alzheimer’s and dementia support, long-term care ombudsman, legal services and nursing home support.|
|Nevada Care Connection - Resource Centers||(888) 729-0571|
|Nevada Care Connection provides access to services and one-on-one assistance to older adults, individuals with disabilities, caregivers and family members. It offers three types of services, including caregiver support, resource and service navigation to explore care options in the state and veterans services. Resource Centers also provide deaf and hard-of-hearing resources and resource guides.|
|New Hampshire - ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center||(866) 634-9412||New Hampshire ServiceLink is the link to information and support services in the state for seniors. It provides access to long-term care services and supports, options counseling, assistive technology and caregiver support. Besides regular programs, it holds special events like virtual caregiver conferences and senior authority podcasts.|
|New Jersey - Aging and Disability Resource Connection||(877) 222-3737|
|The New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection serves as a source of information on long-term services and supports, regardless of income. It helps seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers find the benefits and services they need. Programs include personal care, transportation, nutrition services, caregiver support, veterans services, housing and options counseling.|
|New Mexico - Aging & Long-Term Services||(800) 432-2080|
|Aging & Long-Term Services operate the ADRC in New Mexico to provide long-term care counseling and person-centered planning tools to help seniors connect with the right programs and services. It offers benefits counseling, health care options information, prescription drug assistance, a social services directory and healthy aging and prevention programs.|
|New York - NY Connects||(800) 342-9871|
|As the local No Wrong Door system, NY Connects provides comprehensive information and assistance through a collaboration between the Area Agencies on Aging, six regionally contracted Independent Living Centers and Local Departments of Social Services. NY Connects provides options and person-centered counseling and an online resource directory of providers of long-term services with contact information.|
|North Carolina - Aging and Adult Services||(800) 662-7030||Aging and Adult Services works to promote the independence of older adults, disabled individuals and their families throughout the state. The community-based system of services includes assistance with senior living, care management, caregiver support, living healthy workshops, long-term care ombudsman, disability services and deaf-blind services.|
|North Dakota - Aging Disability Resource Link||(855) 462-5465|
|North Dakota's Aging Disability Resource Link provides free, confidential services for aging adults and disabled individuals. Programs include caregiver support, behavioral health services, developmental disabilities services, adults and aging services, home and community-based services and referrals for long-term care.|
|Ohio - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(800) 252-0155|
|The ADRC in Ohio provides information to older adults, disabled people and caregivers on aging, disability and long-term care services. It maintains an online Resource Directory of programs and services, such as resources for transportation, options counseling, housing options, elderly services, transitional care, caregiver support, health and wellness, assisted living waivers and specialized recovery programs.|
|Oklahoma - Department of Human Services - Aging Services Division||(800) 211-2116||The Aging Services Division works with 11 Area Agencies on Aging to provide services covered under the Older Americans Act. Services include respite, long-term care ombudsman, nutrition education, legal assistance, personal care, transportation, caregiver assistance and one-on-one assistance for life decisions. Other offerings include services for mental health, developmental disabilities, addiction and substance abuse and low-income housing.|
|Oregon - Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon||(855) 673-2372||ADRC of Oregon provides local information and services to seniors and people with disabilities to help them understand and take advantage of their long-term services and supports. These services include home-based, community-based and facility-based options. Other resources provide information on Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregiver support, legal assistance and elder abuse.|
|Pennsylvania - Link to Aging and Disability Resources||(800) 753-8827|
|Link to Aging and Disability Resources connects people with disabilities and seniors to information that helps them find supports and services in their community through partner agencies. Programs include transition services, options to help seniors remain independent and information on how to determine funding eligibility for future care.|
|Rhode Island - Point Aging and Disability Resource Center||(401) 462-4444|
|Point receives support from the United Way and serves seniors aged 55 or older, adults with physical or developmental disabilities, caregivers and family members, with trained specialists available 24/7 to answer questions and connect qualified individuals to services. These resources include health care options, long-term supports and services and memory and cognitive referrals.|
|South Carolina - Department on Aging||(800) 868-9095||SCDOA strives to enhance the lives of seniors statewide through its network of regional and local organizations that provide services to help older adults remain independent. Its GetCareSC.com website matches seniors, disabled individuals and caregivers with available resources, such as the Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center, family caregiver support, legal assistance, geriatric loan forgiveness, medical supplies and long-term care ombudsman.|
|South Dakota - Dakota at Home||(833) 663-9673|
|Dakota at Home is South Dakota's ADRC and provides free information, assistance and referrals to seniors and disabled individuals, regardless of age. Staff members identify public and private long-term care services to enhance decision-making. They also provide options planning to educate seniors and help prepare them for their future long-term care needs in their homes and communities.|
|Tennessee - Commission on Aging & Disability||(866) 836-6678|
|Tennessee's Commission on Aging & Disability operates the state’s ADRC and provides information and assistance to seniors, adults with physical disabilities and caregivers. Programs include caregiver support, health promotion and prevention, home and community-based services, nutrition services, options counseling, public guardianship and transportation assistance.|
|Texas - Aging & Disability Resource Center||(855) 937-2372||The Texas ADRC provides information and one-on-one counseling to seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of age or incomes about the full range of long-term services and supports available. It also offers specialized referral and assistance to ensure they get the services needed without the confusion of multiple intake systems and searching for funding sources and eligibility processes|
|Utah - Aging and Adult Services||(801) 538-3910|
|Utah's Aging and Adult Services provides home and community-based services to residents aged 60 or older. It serves as a link between the national Administration on Aging and the local Area Agencies on Aging with programs like home and community-based services, legal services, caregiver support, wellness and nutrition support and options counseling. Caregiver support is also available to individuals with disabilities.|
|Vermont - Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Adult Services Division||(802) 241-0294|
|AgeWell is the state’s free information and assistance hotline. Certified staff provide one-on-one information to seniors and family caregivers.|
|Virginia - Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living||(800) 552-3402|
|he Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living helps Virginia’s older adults and disabled individuals by providing services to help them make sound long-term care decisions. Services include case management, options counseling, caregiver training, nutrition services, long-term care ombudsman, transportation, respite, disease prevention, personal care and public guardianship.|
|Washington - State Department of Social and Health Services||(877) 501-2233|
|Washington State DSHS operates several departments tied together in the mission to help seniors and disabled persons have a better quality of life. The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration promotes senior living options and safety, while the Developmental Disabilities Administration creates partnerships to empower disabled persons.|
|West Virginia - Aging & Disability Resource Center||(866) 981-2372|
|West Virginia's ADRC and its partner agencies offer resources for the aged and disabled population to assist with long-term care services and supports. Trained staff explains how to access services and help individuals apply for the programs that best meet their needs. They provide information on community resources covering Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregiver support, home care services, skilled nursing facilities, transition services and COVID-related programs.|
|Wisconsin - Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources||(608) 266-1865|
|The Wisconsin Bureau of ADRC helps older and/or disabled adults through information and assistance on various programs and services that help them retain their independence. It also helps them apply for benefits and programs, including publicly funded long-term care. Services include adaptive equipment, dementia care, housing options, caregiver support, health and nutrition programs, long-term care programs, transportation, counseling and wellness programs.|
|Wyoming - Aging and Disability Resource Center||(800) 442-2766||Wyoming's ADRC connects seniors and disabled individuals to various services and information to help them have a higher quality of life and continued independence. Services include adaptive equipment, crisis and emergency resources, case management, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and companionship. The ADRC also helps with housing options, in-home care, legal assistance, mental health services, respite and support groups.|