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Care that is given to persons who need 24 hours care Long term care (LTC)
The number of days a person stays in a care facility Length of stay
When a person has this type of illness it means they are expected to die Terminal illness
Care that is given to a person in their own home Home health care
Care that is given in homes or health facilities for people who have 6 months or less to live Hospice care
ADL's are common things you do each day Activities of daily living
Health insurance that is used for older people (65 and >) or people with chronic disabilities or illness Medicare
Health insurance used for people who have low income Medicaid
Writing down important information about a resident Charting
The line of authority in a facility Chain of command
To be held responsible for harming someone else Liability
Defines the things you are allowed to do and how to do them correctly Scope of practice
Course of action that should be taken every time a certain situation occurs Policy
A method or way of doing something. Often steps how to do something correctly Procedure
THe knowledge of right and wrong Ethics
Rules set by the govenment to ensure order and safety Laws
Means a problem that a state official found during a survey of a facility Cite
List of things relating how a resident should be treated while living in a facilty Resident's rights
The process in which a person, with the help of a doctor, makes inform decisions about his or her healthcare Informed consent
Harming a person physically, mentally, or emotionally by failing to provide needed care Neglect
Occurs when a person is injured due to professional misconduct through negligence, carelessness, or lack of skill Malpractice
Purposely causing physical, mental, or emotional pain or injury to someone Abuse
Any treatment, intentional or not, that causes harm to a persons body Physical abuse
Emotionally harming a person by threats, scaring, humiliating, isolating, or treating like a child Psychological abuse
Involves the use of language-spoken or written- that threatens, embarrasses, or insults a person Verbal abuse
Legal term that is threatening to touch a person without permission Assault
A legal term that means a person actually is touched without permission Battery
Forcing a person to perform or participate in sexual acts against his or her will Sexual abuse
Stealing, taking advantage of or improperly using the money of someone Financial abuse
Abuse by spouces, intimate partners, or family members Domestic abuse
Abuse of staff by residents or other staff members Workplace violence
Unlawful restraint of someone which affects the person's freedom of movement False imprisonment
Seperating a person from others agaisnt the person's will Involuntary seclusion
Unwelcome sexual advancement or behavior Sexual harassment
Use of legal or illegal drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol in a way that harms self or others Substance abuse
A person who is assigned by law as the legal advocate for residents Ombudsman
To keep private things private Confidentiality
An accident or unexpected event during the course of care Incident
An accident or incident that results in grave physical or psychological injury Sentinel event
Facility that provides some help with daily care but do NOT need skilled 24 hour care Assisted Living
Care given at a facilty during daytime working hours to give family members a break Adult daycare
Care that is given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers who have an immediate illness Acute care
Care given in facilities or homes by a specialist like a physical or speech therapist Rehabilitation
Health worker who assists residents with ADLs and needs at least 75 hours of training CNA
Licensed professional who has completed 2 to 4 years of education; provides skilled care like passing medications and providing treatments RN
This person diagnosis diseases and prescribes medication and treatments Dr., MD
This person evaluates a person and a person increase movement, improves circulation, promotes healing, and regains or maintains mobility Physical therapist
This person helps residents learn to compensate for disabilities and helps them relearn or maintain the ability to perform ADLs Occupational therapist
An Act passed by congress to keep health information private and secure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
A person who helps residents with speech and swallowing problems Speech-language pathologist (SLP)
A person who creates diets for residents with special needs Registered dietitian
A person who determines residents' needs and helps get them support services, such as counseling Medical Social worker
A person who plans activities for residents to help them socialize and stay active Activities director
The most important person in the healthcare team Resident
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