A program providing support services such as pain and symptom management, social services, and emotional support for the terminally ill and their families. Care can be provided at home, assisted living or nursing homes.
More Common Terms
- Administration on Aging (AoA) The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.
- Medical Alert & Call Systems Also known as Emergency Response Systems. An electronic system or device that connects an individual to assistance in an emergency.
- Ambulatory Care Health services that are provided in an outpatient setting and do not require an overnight hospital stay.