residential facilities, usually for older adults or the disabled, that includes meals, personal care, and health-related services that are available 24 hours a day. Such facilities encourage a degree of autonomy and independence in residents that is not generally seen in nursing homes, but still support the living of needy adults in a meaningful manner.

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES: "The older lady moved into assisted living facilities because she needed help and support with cleaning, as well as other tasks of daily living."
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