Definition of Elderly Care
Elderly care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. This broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice care, and home care. Elderly care emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities and health care, but who desire to age with dignity.
- Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services, The Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) provides senior services and adult protective services. DAAS was created as Utah’s State Unit on Aging by Utah statute (62A-3-104) giving the Division the legal authority to establish and monitor programs that serve the needs of Utah’s seniors. The Division is the sole state agency, as defined by the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended to:
- (1) serve as an effective and visible advocate for the aging and adult population of Utah
- (2) develop and administer a state plan under the policy direction of the Board
- (3) take primary responsibility for state activities relating to the Older Americans Act.
- The Division also administers the Adult Protective Services program to investigate cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. Trained staff in a statewide system of offices, work with local law enforcement and community partners to educate and assist victims to access appropriate resources within the community.
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