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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Personal daily care tasks, including bathing, skin, nail, and hair care, walking, eating and drinking, mouth care, dressing, transferring, and toileting
24-hour skilled care for short-term illnesses or injuries; generally given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
A residence for people who require some help with daily care, but who need less care than a long-term care facility offers
The group of people with different kinds of education and experience who provide resident care
Continuity of Care
Coordination of care for a resident over time, during which the care team is always exchanging information about the resident and working toward shared goals
The identification of disease by its signs and symptoms and from the results of different tests
Care that involves the whole person; this includes his or her physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs
Care for people who have approximately six months or less to live; care is available until the person dies
A non-for-profit organization that evaluates the accredits different types of healthcare facilities
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Licensed nurse who has completed one or two years of education; administers medications, gives treatments, and may supervise daily care of residents
24-hour care provided for people with ongoing conditions who are generally unable to manage their ADLs
Care usually given for less than 24 hours to people who have had treatments, procedures, or surgery
The practice of bringing pets into a facility or home to provide stimulation and companionship
A method of care in which the registered nurse gives much of the daily care of the residents
Registered Nurse (RN)
A licensed nurse who has completed two to four years of education; Assess residents, create the care plan, monitor progress, provide skilled nursing care, give treatments, and supervise the care given by nursing assistants and other members of the care team
A program of care given by a specialist or a team of specialists to restore or improve function after an illness or injury
Method of care in which the resident is the primary focus; residents and their families actively participate in care and their choices are honored by caregivers whenever possible
Care for an illness or condition given to people who need less care than for an acute (sudden onset, short-term) illness or injury but more than for a chronic (long-term) illness
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