The options for Assisted Living accommodations vary by community from a Studio apartment with an efficiency kitchen to a 3 Bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and multiple baths. In Minnesota it is required that an Assisted Living community offers the following services; 2 meals daily; weekly housekeeping and laundry service; assistance with 3 or more “activities of daily living (ADL’s) (dressing, grooming, bathing, eating, transferring, toileting/continence care), daily safety check system, additionally assistance arranging transportation, help accessing community and social resources. In addition it is required that health-related services must include assistance with self-administration of medication, or staff-administered medication services supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN). Staff must be available 24/7 to respond to health or safety needs. Costs vary depending on the level of care required and may increase as the person’s needs change. Costs are calculated in varying ways, rent-plus-cares (ala carte, levels, point system, all-inclusive, etc.). Services within Assisted Living communities are covered by the resident/family paying privately, Long-Term Care Insurance, VA Benefits or qualifying waiver programs.