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Medicare Glossary

Definitions for common Medicare terms

aging in place

DEFINITION: Aging in place refers to a decision individuals make to remain in their homes or their communities as they grow older instead of opting for relocation to long-term care facilities such as assisted living and nursing homes. The decision to remain independent and at home will likely involve consideration of in-home care provided by caregivers who can assist with individuals who might have difficulty with activities of daily living.