Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).
More Common Terms
- Geriatrician A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.
- Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
- Elder Law The area of law pertaining to the rights and legal matters concerning older adults. This includes such subjects as estate planning, wills, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicare & Medicaid.