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Glossary of Terms

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A guide to common senior living terms.

Activities of Daily Living

The tasks people perform each day, such as dressing, bathing, grooming, dining and medication management.

Assisted Living

Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living — dressing, bathing, dining and medication management. Services such as transportation, dining, housekeeping and more usually are included.


Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen. While occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and, in most cases, lose the ability to remember.

Long-term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance developed specifically to cover the cost of skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care and other long-term care services. These services are usually not covered by traditional health insurance or Medicare.


The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover specific services and care.

Towne Club Windermere does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you would like more specific information, go to


A program of medical assistance designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed by the state and federal governments — available only in a skilled nursing setting.

Memory Care

Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.