Elder Abuse

The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.

More Common Terms

  • Medicaid A state program that is financed at both the state and federal level that provides medical and long-term care benefits for low-income people. The “Medicaid” term may vary in various states.
  • Emphysema A chronic lung condition in which the air sacs in the lungs become overstretched, causing a breakdown of their walls and resulting in decreased resiratory function.
  • 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.

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