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This page defines the acronyms and terms used throughout the site. You can browse through all terms or jump to a specific term by clicking the first letter of the term in the menu bar below.
Access Assistance

A service that assists caregivers in obtaining access to the services and resources that are available within their communities. To the maximum extent practicable, it ensures that the individuals receive the services needed by establishing adequate follow-up procedures.


Adult Day Care/Health

Personal care for dependent elders in a supervise, protective and congregate setting during some portion of a day. Services offered in conjunction with adult day care/ adult day health.


Agency Executive / Management Staff

​Personnel such as SUA director, directors of key divisions and other positions which provide overall leadership and direction for the state or area agency on aging.


Assisted Transportation

​Assistance and transportation, including escort, to a person who has difficulties (physical or cognitive) using regular vehicular transportation


Adult Day Service
Meaningful daily activities provided in a protective setting outside the home.


Aging and Disability Resource Center

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) have people that assist people in connecting seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers with long-term services and supports of their choice.

Assisted Living Home

An assisted living home is a residential facility that serves three or more adults age 18 or older who are not related to the owner by blood or marriage, or a residential facility that receives state or federal payment for services regardless of the number of adults served.   An assisted living home provides housing and food services to its residents, offers to provide or obtain for its residents assistance with activities of daily living, offers personal assistance, or provides or offers any combination of these services.