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

  • Board and Care Home A smaller, residentially-oriented assisted living facility that offers a lighter level of care than a skilled nursing facility in a home-like setting for 2-10 residents. They may also be referred to as residential care homes.
  • Arthritis Ailments that involve sore or swollen joints. Symptoms may also include redness, joint pain, stiffness and restricted motion. Various types of Arthritis include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid and Gout.
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.

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