Elder Affairs' website contains lists of assisted living residences from across the Commonwealth. Assisted living is a combination of housing, meals, and personal care services to adults on a rental basis. Assisted living best suits residents who may need some help with activities such as housecleaning, meals, bathing, dressing, or medication reminders and who would like the security of having assistance available on a 24 hour basis in a residential and non-institutional environment. Assisted living encourages autonomy, privacy, and individuality. Unlike nursing facilities, assisted living locations do not provide medical or nursing services; therefore, assisted living is not intended for people who require serious medical care.