Retirement Communities

Communities that provide accommodations and support services to older adults who are nearly or totally independent. The level of services may include housekeeping, meal preparation, recreational and social activities and transportation.

More Common Terms

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) A UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract which can cause confusion with the elderly and those with dementia. If the person has a sudden and unexplained change in behavior such as increased confusion, agitation, or withdrawal, this may be s...
  • 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...
  • Delirium Delirium resembles depression and dementia, but it comes on suddenly but is a temporary condition lasting for hours or linger for days.

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