A type of housing facility that provides assistance for people who need help with performing the activities of daily living. Residents include elderly individuals and other infirm individuals, including people who have a mental illness or physical disability, are mentally incapacitated, or suffer from substance abuse. “Assisted living is not an alternative to a nursing home, but an intermediate level of long term care.” 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Assisted living facilities are referred to as “residential care facilities” in California