ADL – Assisted Daily Living. Describes daily activities for caring for an individual such as bathing, toileting, feeding, and laundry. An example list is included in this checklist from PBS Caring for Your Parents.

IL – independent living, usually refers to a building such as a senior apartment home. Seniors are able to move independently without medical or assisted daily living.

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment such as mouth guards, latex hand gloves and back support.

RCFE – Residential Care Facility for the Elderly. In California, a division of the Community Care Licensing Division to oversee a building housing seniors with assisted daily living activities.

SDS – Safety Data Sheets. Quick reference guides maintained by the Occupational and Safety Hazard Association (

Shingles – rash on the back, a symptom from having herpes.

SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility, an intensive outpatient center with the ability to provide care above regulations of a residential care facility for the elderly or assisted living home.

SSI – Social Security Income, or social service payments issued by the federal government Social Security Administration.


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