What’s the Difference Between an Assisted Living Facility and a Nursing Home?

Last updated: Monday, 09, March 2020

The biggest difference between an assisted living facility and a nursing home is that an assisted living facility provides personal care in a social setting that feels more like a home. Nursing homes are in a clinical setting and focus more on providing needed medical care. Though nursing homes do provide personal care and a social atmosphere for its residence, it does not provide the independence that one can experience while living in an assisted living facility.