No. People who live in a nursing home typically require constant and continual medical care, often involving a registered nurse and other medical professionals. In an assisted living community, seniors may need help with some daily routines such as grooming and getting dressed, but they are not medically dependent. In fact, assisted living residents enjoy an active lifestyle that can be highly fulfilling and enriching. According to Definitive Healthcare, there are more than 33,000 active assisted living facilities across the United States.