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.

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