Administration on Aging (AoA)

The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.

More Common Terms

  • Adult Day Health Care A type of adult day service that offers comprehensive health services in addition to social and support services. Typical facilities will provide on-site nurses, therapists, social workers and other health professionals.
  • Transfer Devices Lifts, seat lift chairs, transfer boards and other devices which help individuals who have physical disabilities move into and out of their vehicles, wheelchairs and other mobility systems.
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) An extension of Medicare coverage that provides cash disability benefits for those who qualify.

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