A bone and joint condition where bones become extremely brittle. Symptoms include, stooped posture, decrease in height and broken bones.
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- Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.
- Caregiver A broad term used to refer to an individual who provides care to another individual who cannot care for him or herself due to a disability or functional limitation. This individual could provide nonmedical care such as help with bathing or eating or ...
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.