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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- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- Assisted Living Facilities Residential housing that maximizes an individual's ability to live independently and provides a lower level of assistance than that at a skilled nursing facility. Services include 24-hour on-call assistance and help with personal and home care such a...
- Diabetes A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar.