assisted living

as·​sis·​ted living | \ ə-ˈsi-stəd- How to pronounce assisted living (audio) \

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 often hyphenated when used attributivelyan assisted-living facility

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Recent Examples on the Web Among nursing home and assisted living facility residents, the state's count of virus deaths grew by 16, to 1,503. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Virus cases rise by 3,184; prisons go on 'lockdown'," 31 Dec. 2020 Healthcare frontline workers, assisted living residents and nursing home residents will be the first to receive the vaccine. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, "Houston ICU nurse first to receive 'momentous' COVID-19 vaccine in region," 16 Dec. 2020 Healthcare workers and people who live and work in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, "When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?," 15 Dec. 2020 In addition to providing vaccines at its retail pharmacies, CVS and Walgreen’s will administer shots to all of the state’s 22,000 nursing home and assisted living residents. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "CVS Health said it is ready to administer COVID-19 vaccine with cold storage in place and and an app for booking appointments," 8 Dec. 2020 Long-term care and assisted living residents have accounted for 2,355 deaths. Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune, "Minnesota reports daily record 101 deaths from COVID-19," 27 Nov. 2020 Rural areas also have many nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Harvest time and the return of college students spread the coronavirus to rural America," 25 Oct. 2020 There were challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, which delayed in-person outreach, checking on assisted living facilities and college students or visiting uncounted households. Nisa Khan, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan at 8th place for 2020 Census self-response, but Detroit last for large cities," 19 Oct. 2020 Covenant Living of Northbrook, 2625 Techny Road, is a continuing care retirement community comprised of three levels: an independent retirement community, Axelson assisted living and Brandel health and rehabilitation center. Kaitlin Edquist,, "‘There’s an air of hopefulness’: Covenant Living of Northbrook residents, staff receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine," 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of assisted living

1966, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2021

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“Assisted living.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of assisted living

: 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

assisted living

as·​sist·​ed living | \ ə-ˌsis-təd- How to pronounce assisted living (audio) \

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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