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.
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) A UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract which can cause confusion with the elderly and those with dementia. If the person has a sudden and unexplained change in behavior such as increased confusion, agitation, or withdrawal, this may be s...
  • Social Security A federally-administered program that provides monthly benefits to eligible workers who are either disabled or age 62 and over, and certain family members.

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