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
- Age Restricted Communities A housing area or development, often gated, that restricts ownership and residency to individuals who are over a set age. These communities are set up to accommodate older adults.
- Palliative Care Pain management services to provide comfort to those with life-threatening illness.
- Long Term Care (LTC) Health, personal and social care provided over a sustained period of time to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired. This may include in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.