Devices that help individuals move safely and independently. These include walkers, crutches, canes, scooters and wheelchairs.
More Common Terms
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.
- Caregiving Refers to services provided to individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. These services can be provided informally by a family member or friend or more formally by a paid professional such a...
- Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.