HS 351 Ch. 11

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HS 351 Ch. 11
2010-09-26 22:20:53
Health LTC Financing Seniors

Assignment 11
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  1. Informal caregiver
    A person who provides informal care. Informal caregivers include immediate family members, other relatives, friends, neighbors, and volunteers. Compare formal caregiver.
  2. Primary caregiver
    The informal caregiver, usually a family member, with overall responsibility for a person's long-term care.
  3. Secondary caregivers
    An informal caregiver other than the primary caregiver.
  4. Formal caregiver
    An individual who provides care as a professional or occupation and earns a living by rendering services to long-term care recipients. Formal caregivers include physicians, nurese caregivers, other licensed medical personnel, and nonlicensed personnel. Compare informal caregiver.
  5. Geriatric physician
    A physician who specializes in the treatment of the aged.
  6. Nurse caregiver
    An RN, licensed practical or vocational nurse, or nurse assistant (aide) who is responsible for the medical treatment of actual or potential health problems with the goal of rehabilitating a care recipient or stabilizing his or her medical condition.
  7. Therapist
    A trained medical specialist who commonly performs physical, respitory, infusion, or occupational therapy.
  8. Speech-language pathologist
    A professional with advanced training and education in human communications, its development, and its disorders. Individuals with these skills measure and evaluate language abilities, auditory processes, and speech production and treat those with speech and language disorders.
  9. Social worker
    An individual with advanced education in dealing with social, emotional, and environmental problems associated with physical or cognitive impairments.
  10. Dietitian
    A professional trained in the application of the principles of nutrition to the planning and preparation of foods to promote health and treat disease.
  11. Nonlicensed personnel
    Individuals employed to provide long-term care recipients with personal care services of a nonmedical nature. In the home setting, these nonlicensed personnel are called homemakers, companions, and chore workers.
  12. Respite caregiver
    An alternative caregiver who relieves a primary caregiver to allow the primary giver to have some time off.
  13. Care coordinator
    A health care professional, often a social worker, who assesses an elderly patient with some degree of physical or cognitive impairment to determine the care needs and to develop a care plan to meet those needs. Also known as a care manager or care planner.
  14. Daily money manager (DMM)
    Assists clients who, for any reason, may have difficulty conducting their routine personal financial affairs. DMMs, in effect, serve as long-term caregivers when they assist a person with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, usually precipitated by aging, that inhibit the ability to manage one's own finances.
  15. Care setting
    An environment in which long-term care services may be rendered to care recipients. Home health care and supportive-living arrangements are categories of care settings.
  16. Aging in place
    A term frequently used to summarize the approach to placement in the care continuum under which the care setting and the level of services provided best meet the care recipient's needs while maintaining a maximum degree of independence and as normal a living situation as possible.
  17. Home health care
    A setting that encompasses virtually any home environment outside of a nursing home in which the care recipient resides and receives care
  18. Home health care agency
    Company that specializes in medical and/or custodial care of the elderly and disabled in the home environment. Many of these agencies employ a range of formal caregivers that frequently include nurse caregivers, other licensed medical personnel, and nonlicensed personnel. Compare home care agency.
  19. Adult day care center
    A care setting that provides social, medical, and rehabilitative services to persons with physical and mental limitations who normally reside in their own homes but are unable to remain at home during the day. Such centers, also known as adult day centers and adult day health centers, allow family care givers to be away from home during the day.
  20. Independent housing
    A wide range of supportive-living arrangements that include senior apartments, home sharing, and accesory apartments in which residents do not require constant supervision and are free to go and come as they please. Nonmedical support services that can be scheduled, such as meals, housekeeping, and laundry, are usually available. Assistance with some routine daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, may be purchased as separete services.
  21. Assisted-living facility
    A supportive-living arrangement for elderly residents who, despite some degree of impairment, remain independent to a significant degree but require continuing supervision and the availability of assistance on an unshceduled basis. Compare independent housing.
  22. Nursing home
    A state-licensed facility that provides skilled, intermediate, and custodial care services. The care recipient's condition determines the combination and extent of services provided.
  23. Alzheimer's facility
    A facility with a high level of staffing and other capabilities to provide the social interaction, close monitoring, and significant personal assistance individuals with Alzheimer's disease need. An Alzheimer's facility may be a stand-alone facility but most frequently is a separate unit of a nursing home or assisted-living facility devoted to this type of care.
  24. Continuing care retirement community (CCRC)
    A facility that offers the full continuum of supportive-living arrangements and is obligated to provide access to housing and defined long-term care services at each level of care for the life of the resident. Also known as a life-care facility.
  25. Hospice care
    A system of treatment designed to relieve the discomfort of a terminally ill individual and to maintain the quality of life to the extent possible throughout the phase of dying.