assisted living

noun as·sis·ted living \ ə-ˈsis-təd- \

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

1966


ASSISTED LIVING Defined for English Language Learners

assisted living

noun

Definition of assisted living for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

assisted living

noun as·sist·ed living \ ə-ˌsis-təd- \

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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