Assisted living communities provide care to elderly or disabled adults who are unable to perform any two of six activities of daily living (ADLs) without some form of assistance. The six commonly accepted ADLs are: bathing, walking, transferring, toileting, continence, and eating. People who live in assisted living communities may not need around-the-clock monitoring, but many of these facilities do provide intensive monitoring for residents who struggle with dementia or serious health problems. In addition to medical services, most assisted living centers also offer social events such as game nights, communal dinners, shopping trips, exercise classes and more. We've evaluated several nationally known assisted living communities to bring you our top three choices: They are Brookdale Senior Living, Inc (headquartered in Brentwood, TN), Genesis HealthCare (headquartered in Kennett Square, PA), and HCR ManorCare (headquartered in Toledo, OH). Read on to learn more about choosing the best assisted living option.