Aging in Place Glossary Archive

Terms found in the aging in place glossary, including terms that cover planning, health care, finances, caregiving, home remodeling, services & more.

Non-Medical In-Home Care

Definition: Non-Medical In-Home Care Non-medical in-home care is a service that helps people continue to live independently at home, by assisting the individuals in the home with their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It is designed to help individuals, as well as family … [Read more...]

Universal Design

Glossary » Universal Design Definition: Universal Design This term refers simply to the design of something, whether it be a building, home or product, that can be used by anyone, regardless of physical abilities. In the case of aging in place, the principles of Universal … [Read more...]

National Aging in Place Council

The National Aging in Place Council® (NAIPC®) is an association of of businesses that provide services to people who are aging in place. Aging in place is a term used to describe the act of living at home as long as possible as you age, while getting any services or assistance … [Read more...]

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization that which has the goal of improving the lives of seniors and the elderly across the nation by helping them find benefits, improve their quality of life and health, live independently, and stay active and involved … [Read more...]

Long Term Care

Long term care definition - A collection of personal and health services dedicated to enabling people to live safely and as independently as possible when a gradual or sudden illness, injury or other condition doesn’t allow them to perform everyday tasks on their own. Long term … [Read more...]

National Center for Assisted Living

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) serves the needs of the assisted living community as a branch of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). NCAL provides national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives. Also, NCAL … [Read more...]


It is difficult to craft the definition of elderly, as it is interpreted differently by people. In America (as well as other cultures & countries), there is a stigma attached to being old, which informs the view that many have on the word. In general terms, many of the … [Read more...]