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Essentials for Nursing Assistants-Introduction to Health Care

Who is the focus of the health care team's efforts?

The patient or resident

What does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration do?

Makes sure that organizations follow safety and health standards designed to keep workers safe

Assisting-Living Facility

Place where people who can provide for most of their own care but who need limited assistance can live

Long-Term care facility (nursing home)

Provides care for people who cannot care for themselves but are not ill enough to be hospitalized

Hospice organization

Provides care for people who are dying and their families

Home health care agency

Provides skilled care in a person's home

Subacute care unit (skilled nursing unit, skilled nursing facility)

Provides care that is focused on rehabilitation; assists patients in making the transition from hospital care to home care

Holistic

Care of the whole person, physically and emotionally

Minimum Data Set

A report that focuses on the degree of of assistance or skilled care that each resident of a long-term care facility needs

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

Improves the quality of life for people who lives in long-term care facilities by making sure that they receive a certain standards of care

Medicare

A federally funded insurance plan in which all people 65 years or older and some younger disabled people are eligible to participate

Medicaid

A federally funded and stat-regulated insurance plan designed to help people with low incomes pay for health care

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