21 terms

SWK 201 Final

Chapters 8-14
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Active Euthanasia
Doctor-administrated cause of death of terminally ill patients
Advance Directive
Formal written statement that outlines the medical options and procedures a person may or may not want to prolong life
Ageism
Belief in the superiority of youth over age and the systematic oppression of people because they are older
Alzheimer's Disease
Most common form of demetia
Area Agencies on Aging
Federally sponsored statewide offices designed to coordinate and fund social services for old paper
Baby Boomers
Americans born between 1946 and 1946
Dementia
Condition of loss of intellectual and social abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily functioning
Elder Abuse
Maltreatment of older people
Family and Medical Leave Act
Law that allows people unpaid time off from work to care for dependent parents or newborn children
Gerontology
Study of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging
Living Will
Formal statement written and signed while a person is mentally competent that specifies how the person wishes to have his or her own death handled in the event that the person cannot participate in the decision making
Long-Term Care
Set of health and social services delivered over a sustained period of time at home or in a medical or nursing facility
Medicaid
Federal and state funded needs-based health insurance program for people whose incomes and assets fall beneath a set amount, added to the Social Security System
Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act
Legislation that provides prescription drug benefits for Medicare eligible seniors by implementing a Part D benefit to the Medicare program, by which members enroll with private companies to abtain prescription medications
Neglect
Not providing basic necessities such as food or medical attention
Older Americans Act
Law that established the federal Administration on Aging
Ombudsman
Long-term care advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Federal law passed to increase health insurance coverage for millions of uninsured people and improve health care
Passive Euthanasia
Intentional termination of one's own life with means provided by another person, such as a doctor
Psychogeriatrics
Combination of psychiatric and mental health care and services for older people
Supplemental Security Income
Cash assistance to people who are poor and older, or poor with disabilites