Temporary or intermittent care for individuals with functional or cognitive impairments that provides relief to caregivers from the demands of ongoing care. This care can be provided in the home, in the assisted living community or residential care home.
More Common Terms
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- 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.
- Home Health Agency Health, personal and social care provided in the home to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired.