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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David McMullin, a pastor who worked to integrate an all-white congregation in Chicago and later became a public housing specialist, died May 30 at the Belmont Village assisted living facility in Oak Park. Bob Goldsborough,, "David McMullin, pastor who championed integration and became housing official, dies at 88," 29 June 2018 Westminster Village, for example, is a luxury community offering a wellness center, spa, six-hole putting green as well as home health services, assisted living, skilled nursing care, even Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, "Is a not-for-profit retirement community the right choice for you?," 27 June 2018 Some 40% of these patients died in a home, hospice, assisted living facility or other community setting in 2015 — up from about 31% in 2000. Melissa Healy,, "Fewer Americans are spending their final days in the hospital and more are dying at home," 27 June 2018 The month after that, a caretaker at a Southern California assisted living center shot and killed four residents before setting fire to the place. Kate Santich,, "2 years after Pulse: nightmares, resolve, hope," 8 June 2018 Westmont Town Court offers assisted living with an independent flair. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Westmont Town Court: assisted living with a strong community," 7 June 2018 McCorvey died in an assisted living home in Texas at age 69, in February 2017. Elizabeth Chuck /, NBC News, "What is Roe v. Wade? Everything you need to know," 5 June 2018 Relatively few nursing homes, assisted living facilities and retirement communities have Yelp reviews at all., "No luck finding the right nursing home? Maybe Yelp can help," 15 May 2018 The recommendations included that there be generators and at least three days of fuel for them in all nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Joe Reedy,, "Florida officials make few changes for upcoming storm season," 1 June 2018

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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

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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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