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assisted living

[ uh-sis-tid liv-ing ]
/ əˈsɪs tɪd ˈlɪv ɪŋ /
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noun
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.
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Origin of assisted living

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for assisted living

assisted living
/ (əˈsɪstɪd) /

noun
  1. a living environment for elderly people, in which personal and medical care are supplied
  2. (as modifier)private assisted-living apartments
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Medical definitions for assisted living

assisted living
[ ə-sĭstĭd ]

n.
A living arrangement in which people with special needs, especially older people with disabilities, reside in a facility that provides help with everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing, and taking medication.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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