DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES




Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Theft by exploitation

Any person who, having assumed the duty by written contract, by receipt of payment for care, or by order of a court to provide for the support of an elder or adult with disabilities, and having been entrusted with the property of that elder or adult with disabilities, with intent to defraud, appropriates such property to a use or purpose not in the due and lawful execution of that person's trust, is guilty of theft by exploitation.

Therapy

Attempted remediation or treatment of a health problem, following a medical diagnosis.

Title III

The Older Americans Act provides for formula grants to State agencies on aging, under approved State plans, to stimulate the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community based systems resulting in a continuum of services to older persons with special emphasis on older individuals with the great economic or social need.

Title IIIB

Subpart of Title III which provides for Supportive Services including Adult Day Services, Transportation and other supportive services.

Title IIIB Adult Day

Services provided to dependent adults in a supervised, protective, congregate setting during some portion of a twenty-four hour day, and funded through a grant agreement with the State, utilizing funding from the Administration on Aging. Services offered typically include social and recreational activities, meals and other services that support the health, nutritional, social, and daily living needs of adults.

Title IIIC

Subpart of Title III which provides funding for congregate meals programs and home delivered meal programs.

Title IIIC Nutrition Site

Congregate meal site supported in part by funding from the Title IIIC portion of Older Americans Act funding and state funding.

Title IIID Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services

Established in 1987 Title IIID provides grants to States and Territories based on their share of the population aged 60 and over for education and implementation activities that support healthy lifestyles and promote healthy behaviors. Evidence-based health promotion programs reduce the need for more costly medical interventions. Priority is given to serving elders living in medically underserved areas of the State or who are of greatest economic need.

Title IIIE Family Caregiver Support Program

The National Family Caregiver Support Program, was established in 2000 under the Older Americans Act (Title IIIE) and provides grants to States and Territories, based on their share of the population aged 70 and over, to fund a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.

Transportation

Assistance with access to community services by use of volunteer drivers, public transit system or scheduling of door to door service on demand.

Tuck In Service

A service that makes contact with an at-risk individual to make sure that he or she is not in any harm. This check is usually done in the evening and could be either a telephone call or a visit to the persons home.