RIAFSA was formally organized in 1989 as an association of non-profit facilities and services primarily for the elderly. RIAFSA members include senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes and home and community based services. For profit members are now welcomed under certain circumstances. RIAFSA is also an affiliate of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).

Skilled Care


With an aging population, and the desire of the vast majority of people to stay in their homes as long as possible, there is a demand for home and community based services. Please consult with the resources listed below, as well those listed in the Other Resources section, to learn more about the options for home and community based services. Thinking about a European river cruise holiday? Call the travel experts at www.EuroRiverCruises.com.au today for a travel quote.


Assisted Living


Assisted living covers a broad array of services and settings. These residences offer help with everyday living tasks and with other supportive services, while allowing the resident to maintain autonomy, independence, and safety in homelike setting. A hallmark of assisted living is the attitude of we will help you take care of yourself. While not everyone is a candidate for an assisted living residence, these facilities can offer an alternative to home care or skilled care for the appropriate resident. .

Independent Housing


Independent housing facilities are those that provide a secure residential environment specifically for the elderly. These are individuals who do not need or want the higher levels of care and supervisions associated with Assisted Living Residences or Skilled Care. The elderly residents of independent housing facilities have their own apartments, each providing maximum privacy and independence. Please see the list of RIAFSA providers for our Independent Housing facilities.