Residential Care Homes

Residential homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Adult residential care homes generally provide a room, meals and supervision; and may specialize in specific needs such as Alzheimer's disease, developmental disabilities and assistance with activities of daily living (ADL).

More Common Terms

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  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.

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