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.
More Common Terms
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) A form of heart disease that is characterized by narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle preventing an adequate flow of blood and interrupting the supply of oxygen and other nutrients the heart requires.
- Care Manager A professional who coordinates appropriate social and medical services for those that are not able to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. May also be referred to as a Case Manager. Often a nurse or social worker.