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STNA long term care

LTCF info & terms

QuestionAnswer
Respite Care (Adult Day Care) Care given to a pt, which allows family members a break from providing daily care
Long Term Care Care provided in a facility in which the pts live. It becomes their home
Terminal Illness Pt is expected to die from the illness
Chronic Illness Illness that lasts a long time, or an entire life time.
Acute Care Care given in a hospital. It is 24 hr skilled care for serious medical conditions.
Acute Illness Serious illness that usually has severe symptoms.
Sub-acute Care or SNF Care given in a skilled unit in which pt requires nsg care, but is not sick enough for hospital
Outpatient or Ambulatory Care Care given in a setting in which pt walks in and walks out
Rehabilitation Care which provides therapy to assist pt to return to optimum functioning
Home Health Care Care provided in a pt's home
Hospice Care provided to a pt who has 6 months or less left to live
Medicare Government provided health insurance for pts 65 and older
Medicaid Government provided medical assistance for low income pts
Ombudsman Legal advocate for pts in a nursing home. Investigates complaints.
Restorative Care Care given to assist a pt to maintain optimum functioning after rehab care
OBRA Law which set up standards for nursing homes and nurse aide training
MDS Minimum Data Set. Form which allows assessment of LTCF pt.
HIPAA Law which mandates confidentiality about medical information/records for pt
Comfort Care Care provided to dying pt. Includes only things that will keep pt warm, dry & comfortable. No heroic measures.
Life Support Using ventilator, CPR, cardiac medications and other aggressive methods to keep pt alive
Resuscitation Providing breaths & chest compressions for a pt without breathing or pulse
Created by: mrskgo