independent living


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independent living

n.
1. A living arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination, especially of disabled persons living in a community instead of in a medical facility.
2. A social movement asserting that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights and life choices as people without disabilities.

in·de·pen·dent liv·ing

(in'dĕ-pen'dĕnt liv'ing)
A philosophy for self-determination and equal opportunity for people with disabilities that includes the right to live with the same opportunities and choices as someone who does not have a disablility.

independent living

In rehabilitation, thriving on one's own; living autonomously and actively in one's own home and community.
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13% of seniors 65+ and 30% of caregivers consider voice control a must-have feature for independent living system.
* A reasonable likelihood that the gains in independence will continue following completion of the program of independent living services
For more information about qualifications at NSC's Work and Independent Living Skills Department, please call Matt Lewis on 01939 262170 or email m.lewis@nsc.ac.uk.
For a list of the 10 states that showed the greatest improvement between 2008 and 2012, and a table showing the independent living disability prevalence percentages for residents ages 75 and older in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, read on.
Independent Living Showroom was born after stairlift provider Dolphin Lifts and Mobility, and specialist adaptation company Shape Adaptations, joined forces in 2012.
Let's face it, no independent living situation (with the possible exception of buying a home within a retirement community) will approach or become an adequate substitute for living in one's own home.
AN INDEPENDENT living centre to help disaffected young people learn how to cope with the everyday challenges of life has been officially opened at the Amelia Trust Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The sporting hero cut the ribbon of the Independent Living Showroom, which is being backed by charity the Percy Hedley Foundation.
Breakthrough UK's National Independent Living Awards 2012 celebrate the success of those businesses, voluntary groups and individuals that excel in promoting the independence of disabled people.
The main question addressed in this study is whether young people in care are properly trained for independent living after discharge from care.

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