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.
More Common Terms
- Stroke A sudden loss of consciousness followed by paralysis which is caused by hemorrhage into the brain, formulation of a blood clot or mass of undissolved matter in the blood.
- Living Will A legal document that describes individuals' wishes and preferences about lifesaving medical treatments should they not be able to communicate their wishes directly.
- Administration on Aging (AoA) The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.