assisted living

[ uh-sis-tid liv-ing ]

  1. housing or living arrangements for elderly, infirm, or disabled people, in which housekeeping, meals, medical care, and other assistance is available to residents as needed (often used attributively): My grandma is moving to assisting living.Medicare does not cover the costs of assisting-living facilities.

Origin of assisted living

First recorded in 1965–70

Words Nearby assisted living Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use assisted living in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for assisted living

assisted living

/ (əˈsɪstɪd) /

    • a living environment for elderly people, in which personal and medical care are supplied

    • (as modifier): private assisted-living apartments

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