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

  • Caregiving Refers to services provided to individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. These services can be provided informally by a family member or friend or more formally by a paid professional such a...
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) An extension of Medicare coverage that provides cash disability benefits for those who qualify.
  • Living Will A legal document that describes individuals' wishes and preferences about lifesaving medical treatments should they not be able to communicate their wishes directly.

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