Accelerating Adoption of Assistive Technology to Reduce Physical Strain among Family Caregivers of the Chronically Disabled Elderly Living at Home. Acronyms


AAA Area Agency on Aging
ABLE Advancing Better Living for Elders
ACT Advancing Caregiver Training
ADL Activity of Daily Living
ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Center
ADSSP Alzheimer’s Disease Support Services Program
AMP Adaptive Modification Program
AoA HHS Administration on Aging
ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation  
AT Assistive Technology
ATLAS Assistive Technology Long-term Advocacy and Support
BWC Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
CAP Caregiver Advisory Panel
CAPABLE   Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders
CARES Caregiver Adaptation to Reduce Environmental Stress
CAS Consumer Assessments Study
CAST Center for Aging Services Technologies
CATEA Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
CDC HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDPH   California Department of Public Health
CIL Center for Independent Living
CM Case/Care Manager
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
DME Durable Medical Equipment
ESP Environmental Skill-Building Program
FCA Family Caregiver Alliance
FIM Functional Independence Measure
FPCE Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HM Home Modification
HSC Health Sciences Center
HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
IADL Instrumental Activity of Daily Living
ILRU Independent Living Research Utilization
IMS In-Home Monitoring System
InSTEP Increasing Stability Through Evaluation and Practice
LNA Licensed Nursing Assistant
MDS Minimum Data Set
MFP Money Follows the Person
MSD Musculoskeletal Disorder
MSI Musculoskeletal Injury
NAC National Alliance for Caregiving
NASW National Association of Social Workers
NATTAP National AT Technical Assistance Partnership
NFCA National Family Caregivers Association
NFCSP National Family Caregiver Support Program
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NLS No Lift System
NORC Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
NRCSHHM   National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification  
NWTHS Northwest Texas Healthcare System
OARS Older Americans Resources and Services Instrument
ODEP Office of Disability Employment Policy
OT Occupational Therapy
PCP Primary Care Physician
PIAT Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology
PT Physical Therapy
RCI Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
REACH   Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health
RESNA Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America  
RN Registered Nurse
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
SHARP Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program
SW Social Worker
TEP Technical Expert Panel
VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VHA VA Veterans Health Administration

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