A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
More Common Terms
- 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.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) A federal government program that pays benefits to low-income individuals. In order to qualify, individuals must be age 65 or older, blind or disabled.
- Meals on Wheels A volunteer organization that provides routine nutritious meal delivery for homebound older adults unable to provide meals for themselves. Also known as mobile meals.