Category «Elder Care Glossary»

What Are IADLs or the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living?

IADLs or the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living are more complex than the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) needed for basic unassisted living and go a long way in improving the quality of life for elders. Needing help with some areas of life when aging is relatively common- according to research, approximately 18% of adults …

What is a Medicaid Waiver? Your Guide to Medicaid Home and Community Based Services

The financial burden of long-term care is daunting for many, particularly those with low income and limited resources. Thankfully, all across the United States, there are programs available to help people get the long-term care they need to live fulfilling lives. One such program is Medicaid Home and Community Based Services – a Medicaid waiver …