Degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. "ability to access". Also the ability by which all people are able to transgress and access public and private properties at will. Check out our Home Accessibility Products Here >>
- Active adult communities
- Locations which provide seniors with the opportunity to own their own homes while enjoying community with other relatively healthy seniors. With amenities such as pools, therapy rooms, workout facilities, hobby rooms and golf courses, younger seniors and those who don’t need organized assistance with activities of daily living can live a well-rounded life inside the community. These senior care communities are the least restrictive form of senior care. They typically limit residents by a minimum age requirement and little else. Disability accessible amenities are often included in homes and common areas.
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Essential personal care tasks that are done every day. These include dressing, eating, bathing, using the toilet, transferring from a bed to chair, and continence (the ability of the body to control urination or bowel movements or both). Take a look at our wonderful caregiving aids HERE.
- Acute Care
- Short-term treatment for a medical condition due to illness or injury that is usually provided in the hospital by specially trained personnel.
- Administration on Aging (AoA)
- An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services that provides home and community-based services to older people through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. AoA works closely with its nationwide network of State and Area Agencies on Aging.
- Adult Day Centers
- Community-based group programs that provide health, social, and other supportive services to adults with a physical or cognitive impairment. Adult day centers generally operate programs during normal business hours five days a week.
Relating to or denoting exercise that improves the efficiency of the body's cardiovascular system in absorbing and transporting oxygen. Check out our Fitness & Spa Products Here >>
- Aging in Place
- The ability to continue to live in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It means living in a familiar environment, and being able to participate in family and other community activities.
- Alzheimers Disease
A progressive degenerative disease of the brain that leads to dementia. On a cellular level, Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the finding of unusual helical protein filaments in nerve cells of the brain. These twisted filaments are called neurofibrillary tangles. In the brain, Alzheimer's disease involves degeneration of the cortical regions, especially the frontal and temporal lobes. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but new medications and therapies appear to slow its progress and improve the patient's ability to function. Check Out Our Mind Fitness Products Here >>
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
- A local agency that coordinates and contracts for social services for people age 60 and older in their area. AAAs are funded through the Older Americans Act.
- Assisted Living Facility
Senior housing that provides supportive services and health care to people who need help with activities of daily living. Residents live in individual apartments and typically pay out-of-pocket for this housing option. Check Out Our Caregiving Products Here >>