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

  • Convalescent Home Better known as skilled nursing facilities (SNF) or nursing homes, these State-licensed facilities provide a therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or cannot live independently or in an assisted living enviroment due ...
  • Geriatrician A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.
  • Reverse Mortgage A type of loan where an individual borrows against the value of their home and does not have to pay back the principal until the individual sells the home or leaves the home permanently.

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