Chronic disease

A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.

More Common Terms

  • Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.
  • Age Restricted Communities A housing area or development, often gated, that restricts ownership and residency to individuals who are over a set age. These communities are set up to accommodate older adults.
  • Medicare A federal health insurance program for individuals 65 and over, disabled individuals under the age of 65, and those needing kidney transplants or renal dialysis. Consumers contribute to the costs of Medicare through premiums, deductibles and co-payme...

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