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 to medical requirements and needs. 

More Common Terms

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A professional trained and certified to provide health services including technical nursing services, administration of medication, and changing of dressings.
  • Post-acute Care Care provided to an individual after a hospital stay and is often related to that stay.
  • Hospice A program providing support services such as pain and symptom management, social services, and emotional support for the terminally ill and their families. Care can be provided at home, assisted living or nursing homes.

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