Ambulatory Care

Health services that are provided in an outpatient setting and do not require an overnight hospital stay.

More Common Terms

  • Geriatric Care Manager Also known as a Case or Care Manager. A professional who provides an assessment of an older adult's capabilities to create a care plan to address housing, medical, social and other needs.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
  • Disability Insurance A type of insurance coverage that compensates some percentage of a worker's total wages should they become sick and/or injured and therefore unable to work.

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