Residential Care Homes

Residential homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Adult residential care homes generally provide a room, meals and supervision; and may specialize in specific needs such as Alzheimer's disease, developmental disabilities and assistance with activities of daily living (ADL).

More Common Terms

  • Power of Attorney A legal document granting someone the right to make decisions for another. In the case of an elder, the document may relate to both financial and health care decisions.
  • Ambulatory The ability to walk freely and independently.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.

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