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 Nationally, long-term care ombudsmen, who advocate for elderly and disabled residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, received 10,610 complaints about discharges and transfers in 2017, up from 9,192 in 2015. Katie Engelhart, NBC News, "Some nursing homes are illegally evicting elderly and disabled residents who can't afford to pay," 29 Nov. 2019 The unlikely pair meet in the first-floor lobby of Brookdale Shavano Park, the assisted living home where Griffith resides, and sit down with her large, wooden Scrabble board on the table between them. Ashley Mcbride,, "San Antonio boy, 10, to compete in Scrabble world championship in Malaysia," 28 Nov. 2019 Another state investigation accused Fierle of illegally profiting off her wards at an Altamonte Springs assisted living facility and pocketing refunds the facility issued to them. Monivette Cordeiro,, "Appeals court denies disgraced guardian Rebecca Fierle’s attempt to remove judge," 27 Nov. 2019 More than a third of Sun City’s homes are expected to turn over by 2027 as seniors die, move in with their children or migrate to assisted living facilities, according to Zillow. Fox News, "Baby boomers may put 'tidal wave' of 21M homes on market -- but who will buy them?," 24 Nov. 2019 Carlos Preston Avery, a former CIA physicist who spent his spare time researching and writing about a designer of notable Baltimore landmarks, died of cancer Friday at Bedford Court assisted living in Silver Spring. Jacques Kelly,, "Carlos P. Avery, retired CIA physicist who loved Baltimore’s architecture, dies," 20 Nov. 2019 Boyle, who was chairwoman of the company board of directors, died at a Portland, Oregon, assisted living facility, Glynn said., "Columbia Sportswear’s Gert Boyle, company chairwoman and advertising star, dies at 95," 4 Nov. 2019 According to a survey released earlier this year by Pew Research Center, those born between 1928 and 1945 — the age range of many in nursing homes and assisted living facilities — are significantly less accepting than those from younger generations. Tom Ranzweiler, NBC News, "'I don't have to hide': LGBTQ seniors find comfort in affirming housing facilities," 23 Oct. 2019 Tyson and Jordan are facing one count each of assault on an individual with a disability for the June incident at the Danby House assisted living facility in Winston-Salem, according to the report. Jamiel Lynch, CNN, "Three employees at an assisted living facility are accused of encouraging elderly residents to fight one another," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of assisted living

1966, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Assisted living.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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