State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently or in assisted living due to medical requirements. Also known as skilled nursing facilities (SNF).
More Common Terms
- Estate Planning Refers to the process of planning for what will happen to an individual's assets in the event of his/her death. This generally requires an attorney's involvement.
- Medicaid A state program that is financed at both the state and federal level that provides medical and long-term care benefits for low-income people. The “Medicaid” term may vary in various states.
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.