Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.

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.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
  • Medicaid A state program that is financed at both the state and federal level that provides medical and long-term care benefits for low-income people. The “Medicaid” term may vary in various states.

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