A: This is a tough one. It is not like you can pick up an inspection report and see how well they scored on percentage of patients who got better at… as you can for a home health agency or a nursing home. There are requirements for things like inspections by the department of health, fire marshal, and others, however. If I were looking for an independent living or retirement community, I would ask the administration of the particular community who licenses them and ask to see any inspection reports available. The requirements vary state by state, so I would also contact your state’s department of elder services and ask if they have any particular suggestions or concerns