Aging in Place
A concept that advocates for allowing an individual to remain in his/her home and the community regardless of cognitive or functional impairments.
More Common Terms
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) A condition caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation of blood due to lack of strength or other factors.
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A group of chronic disorders that restrict flow of air into and out of the lungs. Disorder examples include asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.