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terms and definitions

The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources an Aging and Disability Resource Center.

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These terms, and others, are identified and defined in the Older Americans Act of 1965 and amended in 2006.

The term ‘Aging and Disability Resource Center’ means an entity established by a State as part of the State system of long-term care, to provide a coordinated system for providing –

  • comprehensive information on the full range of available public and private long-term care programs, options, service providers, and resources within a community, including information on the availability of integrated long-term care;
  • personal counseling to assist individuals in assessing their existing or anticipated long-term care needs, and developing and implementing a plan for long-term care designed to meet their specific needs and circumstances; and
  • consumers access to the range of publicly-supported long-term care programs for which consumers may be eligible, by serving as a convenient point of entry for such programs.

The term ‘at risk for institutional placement’ means, with respect to an older individual, that such individual is unable to perform at least 2 (two) activities of daily living without substantial assistance (including verbal reminding, physical cuing, or supervision) and is determined by the State involved to be in need of placement in a long-term care facility.

The term ‘neglect’ means-

  • the failure of a caregiver (as defined in paragraph (18)(B) or fiduciary to provide the goods or services that are necessary to maintain the health or safety of an older individual; or
  • self-neglect.

The term ‘‘nonprofit’’ as applied to any agency, institution, or organization means an agency, institution, or organization which is, or is owned and operated by, one or more corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

The term ‘‘older individual’’ means an individual who is 60 years of age or older.

The term ‘State system of long-term care’ means the Federal, State, and local programs and activities administered by a State that provide, support, or facilitate access to long-term care for individuals in such State.



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