An individual or public or private agency appointed by a court to provide legal representation for an individual who can no longer manage his or her own affairs.
More Common Terms
- Post-acute Care Care provided to an individual after a hospital stay and is often related to that stay.
- 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.
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.