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
- Medical Alert & Call Systems Also known as Emergency Response Systems. An electronic system or device that connects an individual to assistance in an emergency.
- Adaptive/Assistive Equipment An appliance or device which assists an individual in caring for themselves or performing work or leisure activities.
- Osteoporosis A bone and joint condition where bones become extremely brittle. Symptoms include, stooped posture, decrease in height and broken bones.