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 as a home health aide, nurse or therapist.

More Common Terms

  • Post-acute Care Care provided to an individual after a hospital stay and is often related to that stay.
  • Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.

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