Descriptor English: Independent Living
Descriptor Spanish: Vida Independiente
Descriptor vida independiente
Scope note: Adecuaciones en el hogar y en la comunidad que maximizan la independencia y la autonomía.
Descriptor Portuguese: Vida Independente
Descriptor French: Vie autonome
Entry term(s): Aging in Place
Community Dwelling
Dwelling, Community
Dwellings, Community
Living, Independent
Tree number(s): I03.050.500
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: A housing and community arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IN injuries
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Activities of Daily Living (1984-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010; see ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (1984-2009)
History Note: 2010; use ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (1984-2009)
Related: Assisted Living Facilities MeSH
DeCS ID: 53795
Unique ID: D057187
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Independent Living - Preferred
Concept UI M0000315
Scope note A housing and community arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination.
Preferred term Independent Living
Entry term(s) Living, Independent
Community Dwelling - Broader
Concept UI M000606168
Preferred term Community Dwelling
Entry term(s) Dwelling, Community
Dwellings, Community
Aging in Place - Narrower
Concept UI M0535010
Scope note To continue to live in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably in a familiar environment..
Preferred term Aging in Place

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