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assisted living

noun as·sis·ted living \ə-ˈsis-təd-\

: a system that provides a place to live and medical care for people (such as elderly or disabled people) who need help with daily activities

Full Definition of ASSISTED LIVING

:  a system of housing and limited care that is designed for senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities but do not require care in a nursing home —usually hyphenated when used attributively <an assisted-living facility>

First Known Use of ASSISTED LIVING

1981

assisted living

noun as·sist·ed living \ə-ˌsis-təd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASSISTED LIVING

:  a system of housing and limited care that is designed for senior citizens who need some assistance with day-to-day activities but are not sufficiently incapacitated to require care in a nursing home and that usually includes private quarters, meals, personal assistance, housekeeping aid, monitoring of medications, and nurses' visits <an assisted living facility>

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