Power of Attorney
A legal document granting someone the right to make decisions for another. In the case of an elder, the document may relate to both financial and health care decisions.
More Common Terms
- Spend Down A requirement that an individual use up most of his or her own income to meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
- Social Security A federally-administered program that provides monthly benefits to eligible workers who are either disabled or age 62 and over, and certain family members.
- Durable Medical Equipment Medical equipment prescribed by a doctor for use by a patient at home. These reusable items include such things as hospital beds, lifts, wheelchairs, and oxygen equipment.