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Area Agencies on Aging
Affordable Care Act. Also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and ACA, PL 111-148. The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in March 2010.
Accessibility of Service
The relative opportunity for people in need to obtain relevant services.
Administration for Community Living. Developed in 2012, this federal agency brings together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency that supports both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups.
Activities of Daily Living ( ADL's)
Basic personal activities which include bathing, dressing, transferring from bed to chair, toilet assistance, mobility and eating. ADL’s are used to measure how dependent a person may be on requiring assistance in performing any or all of these activities.
Americans With Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, by state and local government entities and by places of public accommodation.
Adult Day Care
A daytime community-based program for functionally impaired adults that provides a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting.
Aid to Families with Dependent Children provided transitional financial assistance to needy families. Federal and state governments shared in its cost. It was replaced by TANF in 1997.
Agency with Choice (AwC)
Is a model of Financial Management Services wherein the Agency with Choice provides services under a co-employment arrangement with participants. In the Agency with Choice model the agency is the common law employer and the participant is a managing employer of workers who serve the participant.
Adjusted Gross Income
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
The Aging and Disability Resource Center Grant Program, a cooperative effort of the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), was developed to assist states in their efforts to create a single, coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making.
Assisted Living Facility
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Assisted Living
Residences that provide a “home with services” and that emphasize residents’ privacy and choice. Residents typically have private locking rooms (only shared by choice) and bathrooms. Personal care services are available on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
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