(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish standards for assisted living A, B, C, and D facilities. Assisted living facilities are a setting for frail, elderly, or disabled persons which provide supportive health and service coordination to maintain the residents' independence, individuality, privacy, and dignity.
(2) An assisted living facility offers a suitable living arrangement for persons with a range of capabilities, disabilities, frailties, and strengths. In general, however, assisted living is not appropriate for individuals who are incapable of responding to their environment, expressing volition, interacting, or demonstrating any independent activity. For example, individuals in a persistent vegetative state who require long term nursing care should not be placed or cared for in an assisted living facility.