Senior Strong Glossary

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Accessibility - This is the ability of people with a disability to easily access, work, and participate fully in a facility without barriers. It is also required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) - Basic ADLs can measure if someone needs assistance performing basic self-care tasks or not.
Acute Care - Care that is typically offered for a limited period to address a specific sickness or condition.
Admission - The date an individual has been admitted to a nursing home where Medicaid has paid a claim.
Advance Care Planning - The planning portion of treatment directives and appointment of a proxy decision-maker.
Alzheimer's Disease - A progressive, irreversible disease marked by brain cell deterioration and severe memory loss.
Area Agency on Aging - A local agency that coordinates various social and health care programs for seniors citizens.
Assistive Devices - Elderly or people with disabilities can use these tools to accomplish vital job functions.
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Beneficiary - Someone who benefits from or is covered by an insurance policy or other health care financing.
Board Certified - A medical specialist must complete training, experience, and pass a specialized examination.
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Care Plan - A document detailing the nature and frequency of long-term care services for a client.
Caregiver - A person who supports and assists a family member, friend, or neighbor with various activities.
Chore Services - Services that assist with household duties such as repairs, yard work, and deep cleaning.
Chronic Disease - A condition that is permanent or is predicted to require long supervision, observation, or care.
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