Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

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

More Common Terms

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Basic self-care functions including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, and transferring in and out of beds and chairs.
  • Incontinence Total or partial loss of bowel or bladder control or functions.
  • Board and Care Home A smaller, residentially-oriented assisted living facility that offers a lighter level of care than a skilled nursing facility in a home-like setting for 2-10 residents. They may also be referred to as residential care homes.

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