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
- Elder Abuse The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.
- Palliative Care Pain management services to provide comfort to those with life-threatening illness.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A professional trained and certified to provide health services including technical nursing services, administration of medication, and changing of dressings.