Aging in Place
A concept that advocates for allowing an individual to remain in his/her home and the community regardless of cognitive or functional impairments.
More Common Terms
- AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for those aged 50 and older. AARP provides information, benefits, advocacy and services for its members.
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.