Group Homes

Also known as Board and Care or Residential Care Homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. These homes generally provide a room (which may be shared), meals and supervision; and may specialize in specific needs such as Alzheimer's disease or developmental disabilities.

More Common Terms

  • Rehabilitation Treatments for individuals who have suffered a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, or pain that cannot be controlled by medication alone. This also includes return-to-work programs or occupational rehabilitation, which help individuals regain skills...
  • Conservator An individual or public or private agency appointed by a court to provide legal representation for an individual who can no longer manage his or her own affairs.
  • Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.

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