Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.
More Common Terms
- Diabetes A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar.
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) A condition caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation of blood due to lack of strength or other factors.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A professional trained and certified to provide health services including technical nursing services, administration of medication, and changing of dressings.