The Assisted Living Workgroup (ALW) was a national initiative of nearly 50 national organizations representing providers, consumers, long-term care and health care professionals, and regulators among others that came together at the behest of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging to develop consensus recommendations to assure quality in assisted living. The initiative began in 2001 and ended with 110 recommendations presented as testimony before the Aging Committee in April 2003.

The following sections organized by topic document the recommendations to the Aging Committee that achieved consensus including supplemental positions as well as those recommendations that fell short of enough votes to qualify for consensus approval.