Educational Resources
for Assisted Living Facilities

The intent of this section is to provide resources that will be useful for practitioners working primarily in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs).

Maryland-Specific Resources

Disclaimer for the State of Maryland: Video | Slides

This disclaimer is pertinent to practitioners and assisted living facilities in the State of Maryland. It is important to note that current COMAR states that all medications must be stored in the original dispensed container or manufacture's container so medication aides such as pill boxes may NOT be utilized in Maryland Assisted Living facilities.

Conference: Optimizing Medication Safety in Maryland Assisted Living Facilities

Photo: UM School of MedicineThis conference was organized and supported by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, Geriatrics and Gerontology Research Program at the University of Maryland, and The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center Consortium.

The conference partners include: the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Health Care Quality, the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, the Maryland Board of Nursing, the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the Maryland State Chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in Assisted Living Facilities Focused Interest Group of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

National Resources


This webinar series was produced by the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore with funding from the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Education Center Consortium. It received the Promoting Excellence in Assisted Living Award from the Centers of Excellence in Assisted Living Facilities (CEAL)

NCAL's 2013 Assisted Living State Regulatory Review

This National Center for Assisted Living report reviews the different regulatory agencies for assisted living facilities in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  It includes contact information for that agency, its definition of an assisted living facility, regulations on medication management, staffing requirements, training and education requirements, life safety, Medicaid policy and reimbursement, and much more.