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Glossary of Terms

ADL Activities of Daily Living, such as bathing, eating, etc.

CNA Certified Nursing Assistant is supervised by a nurse, and provides basic care services like bathing, grooming and feeding. CNAs can check vital signs and assist with medical equipment under a nurse's care.

CCRC Continuing Care Retirement Community is overall senior housing that includes assisted living, nursing care, etc.

ECHO Elder Cottage Housing Opportunities. A mother-in-law cottage, a separate living unit aside a single family home.

HHA A home health agency provides skilled nursing and therapeutic services to people in their homes.

LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse provides routine patient care.

RCFE Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.

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