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
- 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.
- 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.
- Adult Day Health Care A type of adult day service that offers comprehensive health services in addition to social and support services. Typical facilities will provide on-site nurses, therapists, social workers and other health professionals.