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
- 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.
- Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.
- Senior Centers Community or residential centers with activities and non-medical services designed for independent older adults to promote well-being, activity, social interaction and meals.