information and assistance service

(28) The term “information and assistance service” means a service for older individuals that— (A) provides the individuals with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities, including information relating to assistive technology; (B) assesses the problems and capacities of the individuals; (C) links the individuals to the opportunities and services that are available; (D) to the maximum extent practicable, ensures that the individuals receive the services needed by the individuals, and are aware of the opportunities available to the individuals, by establishing adequate followup procedures; and (E) serves the entire community of older individuals, particularly— (i) older individuals with greatest social need; (ii) older individuals with greatest economic need; and (iii) older individuals at risk for institutional placement.


42 USC § 3002(28)

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