NCAL Releases New Member Resources Focused on Expanding Affordable Assisted Living

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is pleased to announce the release of new member-exclusive resources aimed at supporting efforts to expand affordable assisted living options.

The suite of new resources includes:
  • An executive summary highlighting important data about the growing senior population, a summary of key operating data, and potential development characteristics of the assisted living market landscape in relation to assumptions that may be used in expanding assisted living services.
  • State-specific data (for every state and the District of Columbia) that includes market characteristics, unemployment trends, wage rates, and Medicaid waiver data.
  • The Assisted Living Operating Performa and Financial Feasibility Analysis Model to help assess the viability of expanding affordable assisted living offerings (in Excel format).
  • A user guide with specific instructions on how to effectively utilize the Assisted Living Operating Performa and Financial Feasibility Analysis Model. 
These new resources are part of a larger effort by NCAL to help members meet the changing needs of a growing senior population. Additionally, NCAL has released a white paper entitled, “The Importance of Expanding Affordable Assisted Living Options and Proposed Solutions.” It outlines challenges to offering more affordable assisted living for low- and middle-income seniors and offers solutions, such as utilizing state grants/programs and properly funding Medicaid.

NCAL will continue to make affordable assisted living a priority throughout this year and beyond. Please contact with any questions.

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