Assisted Living Talking Points
  • FALA and the members we serve comprise the largest body of resident advocates in Florida.
  • Florida Statute Chapter 429.01(2) provides that assisted living communities should be operated and regulated as residential environments with supportive services and not as medical or nursing facilities.
  • Assisted living communities range in size from a small 2 bed home to a 495 bed community.
  • Assisted living communities are a mixture of private pay, optional state supplementation (OSS), and those that participate in the ALE Wiaver or the Nursing Home Diversion Program.
  • There is a great deal of diversity in assisted living and therefore we must be cautious in developing 'one-size fits all' regulations.
  • We are committed to providing quality services to our residents and ensuring that they have a safe environment.
  • To be responsive to consumers, we believe that oversight of assisted living must remains at the state government level rather than with the federal bureaucracy.
  • Autonomy, independence, choice, dignity and customer satisfaction are paramount.
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Writing To Your Legislator

Writing to your Legislators:

  • Write the letter on your company or community's letterhead
  • State the purpose of your letter in the first paragraph
  • Keep the letter to one page
  • Address only one issue per letter
  • Keep a copy of the letter in your files and send a copy to the FALA office

Grassroots in your community
Invite a legislator to special events at your community.  You represent something very important to legislators - VOTES!  Remember, you are their constituent.  They want to hear from you.  It's up to you to educate legislators so when they come to Tallahassee they understand assisted living and our issues.


To a state Senator:
The Honorable (full name)
Florida Senate
(Tallahassee Street Address)
Tallahassee, FL (Zip Code)

Dear Senator (last name):

Click here for a list of Senate Members.

To a state Representative:
The Honorable (full name)
Florida House of Representatives
(Tallahassee Street Address)
Tallahassee, FL (Zip Code)

Dear Representative (last name):

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