42 U.S. Code § 1397j - Definitions
The term “abuse” means the knowing infliction of physical or psychological harm or the knowing deprivation of goods or services that are necessary to meet essential needs or to avoid physical or psychological harm.
The term “caregiver” means an individual who has the responsibility for the care of an elder, either voluntarily, by contract, by receipt of payment for care, or as a result of the operation of law, and means a family member or other individual who provides (on behalf of such individual or of a public or private agency, organization, or institution) compensated or uncompensated care to an elder who needs supportive services in any setting.
The term “direct care” means care by an employee or contractor who provides assistance or long-term care services to a recipient.
The term “eligible entity” means a State or local government agency, Indian tribe or tribal organization, or any other public or private entity that is engaged in and has expertise in issues relating to elder justice or in a field necessary to promote elder justice efforts.
The term “exploitation” means the fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper act or process of an individual, including a caregiver or fiduciary, that uses the resources of an elder for monetary or personal benefit, profit, or gain, or that results in depriving an elder of rightful access to, or use of, benefits, resources, belongings, or assets.
The term “grant” includes a contract, cooperative agreement, or other mechanism for providing financial assistance.
The term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given such term in section 450b of title 25.
The term “long-term care” means supportive and health services specified by the Secretary for individuals who need assistance because the individuals have a loss of capacity for self-care due to illness, disability, or vulnerability.
For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term “loss of capacity for self-care” means an inability to engage in 1 or more activities of daily living, including eating, dressing, bathing, management of one’s financial affairs, and other activities the Secretary determines appropriate.
The term “long-term care facility” means a residential care provider that arranges for, or directly provides, long-term care.
The term “nursing facility” has the meaning given such term under section 1396r(a) of this title.
The term “nursing facility” includes a skilled nursing facility (as defined in section 1395i–3(a) of this title).
The term “social”, when used with respect to a service, includes adult protective services.
The term “State legal assistance developer” means an individual described in section 3058j of this title.
The term “State Long-Term Care Ombudsman” means the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman described in section 3058g(a)(2) of this title.