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Assisted Living Resident Demographics


More than half of all residents are age 85 or older, and nearly 40 percent of residents require assistance with three or more activities of daily living. The median stay in assisted living is 22 months, and an overwhelming majority of residents are female.

The population living in assisted living communities is:

  • 70% Female
  • 54% Age 85 or Older
  • 82.7% Private Pay
  • 19% Receive Medicaid
  • 42% Have Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia
  • 37% Need Assistance with Three or More Activities of Daily Living

assisted living resident demographic chart