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

  • Physical Therapy Physician-prescribed services to improve movement, muscle control, flexibility and range of motion and reduce or prevent physical disability.
  • 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.

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