In most cases, having a catheter does make you ineligible to reside in an assisted living facility. That being said, there are different types of catheters. If you can handle your catheter needs independently, then there should not be an issue, and it will most likely not affect your eligibility to stay at an assisted living facility. Some catheters, specifically indwelling catheters, require the need of skilled nursing staff to maintain. If this is the case, it could potentially make you ineligible to stay at an assisted living facility. That being said, there are state specific guidelines that govern an individual’s eligibility in regard to this, so it is best to contact a prospective facility to understand their specific guidelines.