- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 65. Service Programs For Older Alaskans and Other Adults
- Section 290. Definitions.
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AS 47.65.290. Definitions.
In this chapter,
- (1) "adult day care" means nonresidential care for a group of persons that offers supervision, custodial care, and other
appropriate social, indoor and outdoor recreational, physical, medical, or psychological services for persons at risk
of institutional placement;
- (2) "at risk of institutional placement" means that a person is either already a resident of an adult foster home or is
likely to need placement in a 24-hour care residential or nursing facility, not including a mental health hospital;
- (3) "commission" means the Alaska Commission on Aging established in AS 47.45.200
- (4) "family respite care" means intermittent and substitute care that provides relief for a family caregiver or adult
foster home provider by providing intermittent care in the form of companionship, temporary supervision, and minor
personal care to a person who is at risk of institutional placement; the service may be provided either in the home of
the client or the caregiver, including in an adult foster care home if that is the client's residence;
- (5) "home care services" means homemaker services, chore services, personal care services, home health care services, or
similar services in or around the residence of an older Alaskan or of a frail older person or similarly disabled adult,
as defined in AS 47.65.100
- (6) "older Alaskan" means a resident of Alaska who is 60 years of age and older;
- (7) "service program" means the following general categories of services to older Alaskans, including reasonable costs of
- (A) nutritional programs;
- (B) volunteer programs;
- (C) adult day care programs and family respite care services;
- (D) health services;
- (E) housing services;
- (F) legal services and assistance;
- (G) home health and homemaker services;
- (H) counseling;
- (I) information and referral services;
- (J) programs which train persons to work with or assist older Alaskans;
- (K) transportation services;
- (L) educational activities; and
- (M) employment services;
- (8) "sponsor" means the provider of one or more service programs or pilot projects for the benefit of older Alaskans,
- (A) a municipality of the state;
- (B) a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the state; and
- (C) an educational institution.
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