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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We already have closed several transactions and are looking to increase our activity, with the majority of these also on the independent living and assisted living sides," she said.
Theresa Center, which offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's assisted living, general nursing care, transitional care, and a unit specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the advocacy and training organization serving ILCs nationwide, represents over 700 ILCs and Statewide Independent Living Councils throughout the nation.
Some centers for independent living (ILC's) have taken on the task of training people with disabilities to recruit, hire, terminate, train, supervise, and pay their providers.
This article focuses on three areas: (1) a brief review of independent living centers and the movement which preceded their establishment; (2) results of a survey describing diversity within independent living centers in a federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) region; and (3) considerations and strategies for outreach to traditionally unserved and underserved populations referenced in Title VII of the Act.
HomeCall Independent Living Services, the Redcar-based sister company of Coast & Country Housing, works with elderly and vulnerable people who need monitor and response support.
it is a tender to ensure providers of social services support independent living and ensuring the availability of chosen target group - persons with disabilities, particularly mental disabilities and persons with mental illness.
The project is expected to contain 365 independent living units, which may be owner-occupied or rentals, and 150 assisted living units.
This is Part I of a two-part series on resident aging in place within independent living communities.
Kapuskasing Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living.

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