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Glossary of Terms

What Does Senior Living Mean to You?

Senior living means something different for everyone. That’s why the residents of Presbyterian Senior Living communities focus less on retirement—and more on living. We hope you find this glossary of terms helpful as you navigate the new opportunities and experiences that senior living presents.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Adult Day Services for Seniors
Advance Directive
Affordable Senior Housing
Aging in Place
Alzheimer’s Care
Alzheimer’s Disease
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
Application for Residence
At-Home Services
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Continuum of Care
Delaware Healthcare Facilities Association (DHCFA)
Dementia Care
Durable Power of Attorney
Eden Alternative
Equal Housing Opportunity
everyday LIFE
Five Star Rating System
Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)
Health Care Power of Attorney
Health Care Proxy
Hospice Care
Independent Living
Independent Living Communities
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
LifeSpan Network
Living Will
Long Term-Care
Long-Term Care Facility
Long-Term Care Insurance
Managed-Care Plan
Occupational Therapist
Pennsylvania Association for Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (PANPHA)
Personal Care Community
Physical Therapist
Post-Surgical Care and Rehabilitation
Presbyterian Senior Living
Quality of Care
Quality of Life
Recuperative Care
Resident Council
Respite Services
Retirement Community
Short-Term Care
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled Nursing Facility
Speech Therapy

Where Do I Start?

Not sure where to start? We can help. Begin your journey by clicking one of the links below.

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