Post-acute Care

Care provided to an individual after a hospital stay and is often related to that stay.

More Common Terms

  • 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.
  • Activities of Daily Living Assessment An assessment of an individual's physical and cognitive functions to determine if he or she can still complete activities of daily living. Assessments are performed by geriatric case managers, social workers or other similar types of professionals.
  • Foley Catheter A tube inserted into the bladder in order to drain urine.

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