It is important in making the right decision, to know all the options available to you. You have started in the best possible manner by looking at options online. In addition, it is usually possible to procure a listing of all senior living communities located across a particular state. In many instances, the best and most complete directories are available either through the state chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America or in the local New Lifestyles publication. In addition, information can often be obtained through local Councils on Aging, social workers, hospital and nursing home discharge planners, and libraries. The local Yellow Page listings are another good resource. The options listed under Retirement Communities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes generally provide a comprehensive list of all available options within a particular location.