Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A group of chronic disorders that restrict flow of air into and out of the lungs. Disorder examples include asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
More Common Terms
- Ambulatory Care Health services that are provided in an outpatient setting and do not require an overnight hospital stay.
- Ombudsman A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
- Custodial Care Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).