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Overview of Small to Medium Sized Senior Homes as Licensed in the state of Alaska:

Source(s): Alaska Department of Health and Social Servicies - Division of Health Care Services


States Common Name for
Residential Senior Care Homes?
Assisted Living Home
Licensing or Legal Standards Required?  Yes
How many Residents Accommodated? Care to three or more adults who are not related to the owner
Typical Staff-to-Patient Ratio?  Varies according to home type
Average Per Month Home Rate?  $2000.00 - $3500.00 per month. Also, move in cost in many cases.
Is Nurse Staffing Typical? Typically Not required, See Below
How do Residents Typically Pay?

Private Pay, Long Term Care Insurance



Residential facilities in Alaska serve three or more adults who are not related to the owner of the facility by blood or marriage by providing housing and food service to its residents and by providing or obtaining, or offering to provide or obtain assistance with the activities of daily living and/or personal assistance.

The Alaska Division of Health Care Services;

  • Licenses assisted living homes according to state statutes and regulations.
  • Provides orientation on state regulations, licensing, and fees.
  • Conducts annual inspections of all licensed facilities.
  • Investigates complaints alleging violations of state statutes and regulations.
  • Maintains a current list of licensed assisted living homes.
  • Monitors homes and works in partnership with partner agencies and providers.

According to the Alaska state website:

An assisted living home is a residence for people who need help with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, housekeeping, shopping, money management and the scheduling of appointments. Some assisted living homes provide transportation and/or escorts to appointments or community events. Some homes may also provide limited health-related services such as assisting residents with taking medication.

The Department of Health and Social Services, through the Division of Public Health, Assisted Living Licensing Unit, is the agency responsible for licensing assisted living homes in the State of Alaska. The duties of the assisted living licensing unit include licensing assisted living homes according to state guidelines, investigating complaints lodged against these homes and maintaining a current list of all licensed homes within the state.