A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
More Common Terms
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) A federal government program that pays benefits to low-income individuals. In order to qualify, individuals must be age 65 or older, blind or disabled.
- Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Basic self-care functions including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, and transferring in and out of beds and chairs.