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
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.
- AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for those aged 50 and older. AARP provides information, benefits, advocacy and services for its members.
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) A condition caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation of blood due to lack of strength or other factors.