Elder Care Resources East Valley

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  • Ambulatory Care

    Healthcare services provided on an outpatient basis to people who are able to move about and don’t need to be confined to a hospital bed.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    A progressive neurological disease that affects brain functions, including short-term memory loss, inability to reason, and the deterioration of language and the ability to care for oneself. An estimated 3% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have Alzheimer’s,...

  • Advocate

    A person who assists, defends, helps the right of or prosecutes for another.

  • Advance Directive

    A written instruction, such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care, which guides care when an individual in terminally ill or incapacitated and unable to communicate his/her desires.

  • Administrator

    A person who takes care of the business (debts and assets) of the estate of a person who is deceased and left no Will.  The administrator is appointed by a court upon a petition, usually by one or more of...