Custodial Care

Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).

More Common Terms

  • Geriatrician A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.
  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
  • Elder Law The area of law pertaining to the rights and legal matters concerning older adults. This includes such subjects as estate planning, wills, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicare & Medicaid.

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