Assisted living facilities offer a special combination of housing, personalized support services and healthcare design to accommodate those who need help with the activities of daily living, but may not require the type of care provided in a nursing home. In selecting an assisted living facility in New Jersey, consult the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website. There you will find a checklist of issues to be concerned with, including contracts, cost and finances, medication and healthcare, services, recreational activities, food and dining, and atmosphere. Assisted living facilities in the State of New Jersey are regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. They are licensed facilities and are, therefore, held to a higher standard. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services regularly inspect assisted living facilities throughout the state.