ADULT DAY CARE:
A day program that provides the elderly and other adults with services
when their caregivers are at work or need relief. Only those adult
day care programs seeking to serve one or more participants with
Waiver fundings are required to be certified.
ADULT FAMILY HOMES:
A place where 3 or 4 adults who are not related to the operator
reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the
level of room and board and that may include up to 7 hours per week
of nursing care per resident.
This refers to a style of living. Assisted refers to the
type of physical assistance rather than monetary assistance. In
Assisted Living facilities, residents live independently in apartment
style accommodation, and come and go as they please. We assist them
by providing some meals, housekeeping, safety, security and some
social programs. Additional planned care, such as bathing, dressing
and assistance with medication is available upon request.
COMMUNITY BASED RESIDENTIAL FACILITY:
A place where 5 or more unrelated people live together in a community
setting. Services provided include room and board, supervision,
support services, and may include up to 3 hours of nursing care
Council on Aging
Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a charitable
organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations
and leaders. Our members include senior centers, area agencies on
aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations,
senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups,
and leaders from academia, business, and labor.
Disability rights movement
The disability rights movement aims to improve the quality of life
of people with disabilities. For people with physical disabilities
accessibility and safety are primary issues that this movement works
to reform. Access to public areas such as city streets and public
buildings and restrooms are some of the more visible changes brought
about in recent decades.
What is Medicare?
Federally administered health insurance plan intended primarily
for person age 65 and older; also available to individuals with
disabilities after they have received Social Security Disability
Insurance benefits for 24 months. Medicare has two parts, part A
covers hospital costs; part B covers medical expenses. Source:
a chronic neurological condition named after Dr. James Parkinson,
a London physician who was the first to describe the syndrome in
1817. PD is a slowly progressive disease that affects a small area
of cells in the mid brain known as the substantia nigra. Gradual
degeneration of these cells causes a reduction in a vital chemical
known as "dopamine." This decrease in dopamine is what
causes the symptoms of the disease. Source: www.myparkinsons.org/glossary.shtml