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Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
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About ALF

Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are non-medical residential settings that provide or coordinate personal and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance for the care of four or more adults who are aged, infirm or disabled. This care may be provided in one or more locations. Non-residential adult facilities are listed under Adult Day Care.

Assisted living facilities are not nursing homes. A nursing home is a facility in which the primary function is the provision, on a continuing basis, of nursing services and health-related services for the treatment and inpatient care of two or more non-related individuals. Nursing homes are regulated by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). To find a nursing home, visit the VDH website.

Regulations, Technical Assistance & Code References

New ALF Applicants

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The Division of Licensing Programs at the Virginia Department of Social Services offers pre-application orientation at all licensing field offices. Topics covered include: the application process, licensing regulations and approvals required by other state agencies.

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Current ALF Providers (includes forms)

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