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
- Care Manager A professional who coordinates appropriate social and medical services for those that are not able to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. May also be referred to as a Case Manager. Often a nurse or social worker.
- Post-acute Care Care provided to an individual after a hospital stay and is often related to that stay.
- Activities of Daily Living Assessment An assessment of an individual's physical and cognitive functions to determine if he or she can still complete activities of daily living. Assessments are performed by geriatric case managers, social workers or other similar types of professionals.