Chronic disease

A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.

More Common Terms

  • Adult Day Health Care A type of adult day service that offers comprehensive health services in addition to social and support services. Typical facilities will provide on-site nurses, therapists, social workers and other health professionals.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
  • Dialysis Equipment used to clean individual's blood when one or both kidneys are defective or absent, and to remove excess accumulation of drugs or chemicals in the blood.

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