assisted living

as·​sis·​ted living | \ ə-ˈsis-təd- 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 attributively an assisted-living facility

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To learn more about its retirement community, assisted living facility and skilled nursing services in Cincinnati, call 513-782-2717. Joni Sweet,, "4 tips for jet-setting seniors who want to travel during their golden years," 10 July 2019 The choir also gives back to the community, regularly singing at area high schools, community centers and assisted living facilities. Tj Gibson, azcentral, "College offers community events to introduce locals to community leaders," 5 July 2019 During their time in Fort Worth, Emerging Artists play at area churches, a children’s hospital, and assisted living centers. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "'An oasis in the desert': The Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to Fort Worth," 28 June 2019 The cameras are mainly monitoring gas stations, liquor stores or restaurants, but also focus on sensitive institutions like pregnancy centers, rehab clinics, doctors’ offices, assisted living facilities and churches. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "See where Detroit has placed more than 500 surveillance cameras with Project Green Light," 27 June 2019 The system operates 43 hospitals, more than 50 home health agencies, hospice agencies and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Anne Saker,, "Bon Secours Mercy Health to add 500 jobs in Bond Hill 'hub'," 24 June 2019 The 95-year-old dementia patient lay asleep in her room at Close to Home assisted living in Middletown, unaware of the danger at her door. John Caniglia,, "Rape of 95-year-old with dementia raises questions about Ohio’s assisted-living regulations for staffing, training," 23 June 2019 Vivid Life Residential Care is opening its doors on a new 16-bed assisted living home in the Katy/Fulshear/Richmond communities. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "THIS WEEK: Katy ISD may take steps toward naming next high school," 23 June 2019 Imperial Club is an independent and assisted living community serving more than 200 residents. Sergio Carmona,, "Jewish Community Services partners with Imperial Club in Aventura," 19 June 2019

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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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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