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BIFOCAL
TWO DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTIONS IN ONE EYEGLASS LENS
CATARACT
CLOUDING OF THE LENS OF THE EYE
GLAUCOMA
INCREASED PRESSURE IN THE EYE, DUE TO INABILITY OF THE FLUID IN THE EYE (VITEROUS HUMOR) TO CIRCULATE PROPERLY
MYOPIA
DIFFICULTY SEEING THINGS THAT ARE FAR AWAY
PRESBYOPIA
DECREASE IN THE ABILITY OF THE EYE TO FOCUS
PRESBYCUSIS
HEARING LOSS FOR HIGH PITCHED SOUNDS
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE
A PROGRESSIVE DISEASE OF THE BRAIN THAT VERY SLOWLY DESTROYS ALL ABILITY TO THINK OR FUNCTION
DEMENTIA
A MENTAL STATE IN WHICH THE MIND NO LONGER FUNCTIONS PROPERLY
SUNDOWNING
THE TENDENCY OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA TO GROW MORE CONFUSED IN THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING
OBSERVATION
NOTICING A FACT OR EVENT (ACTIVITIES, LOOKS, SPEECH, BEHAVIOR)
ORIENTED
KNOWING THE MONTH, DAY, YEAR, YOUR NAME, AND WHERE YOU ARE
PERTINENT
IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE OBSERVATION
CHART
THE CHART CONTAINS THE HEALTHCARE PLAN, THE PHYSICAN'S ORDERS, AND ALL THE HEALTH INFORMATION ON ONE PARTICULAR PATIENT. IT IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND MUST BE MAINTAINED PROPERLY
DOCUMENTATION
WRITTEN INFORMATION IN THE MEDICAL CHART
NURSING CARE PLAN (OR RESIDENT CARE PLAN)
THE COMPLETE PLAN OF CARE FOR EACH RESIDENT
OBJECTIVE OBSERVATION
OBSERVATION BASED ON FACTS YOU CAN SEE
SUBJECTIVE OBSERVATION
OBSERVATION BASED ON WHAT YOU THINK.
ADMISSION
STEPS FOLLOWED WHEN A RESIDENT IS FIRST BROUGHT TO THE FACILITY
BASELINE ASSESMENT
FIRST OBSEVATIONS MADE ON A NEW RESIDENT
DISCHARGE
STEPS FOLLOWED WHEN A RESIDENT IS RELEASED FROM THE FACILITY
HOME CARE
CARE PROVIDED IN A PERSONS HOME
HOME HEALTH ASSISTANT (HOME HEALTH CARE AIDE)
A NURSING ASSISTANT WHO GOES TO THE PATIENTS HOME TO PROVIDE CARE
TRANSFER
STEPS FOLLOWED WHEN A RESIDENT IS MOVED TO ANOTHER UNIT. THE MOVE MAY BE TO ANOTHER ROOM INSIDE YOUR FACILITY OR TO ANOTHER BUILDING
ABNORMALITY
CONDITION DIFFERENT FROM THE NORMAL
ATROPHY
THE WASTING AWAY OF UNUSED MUSCLE TISSUE
CONTRACTURE
THE PERMANANT SHORTENING OF A MUSCLE
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
A CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE DISEASE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM RESULTING IN THE INABILITY TO MOVE
BASE OF SUPPORT
THE AREA ON WHICH AN OBJECT RESTS. RELATING TO YOUR BODY, THE BASE OF SUPPORT IS YOUR FEET WHEN STANDING AND YOUR HIPS WHEN SITTING
GAIT BELT
A BELT PLACED AROUND THE RESIDENTS WAIST TO ASSIST IN TRANSFER
AMBULATION
TO WALK IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION, TO ASSIST SOMEONE TO WALK
INCAPACITATE
DISABLE
WALKER
A PORTABLE FRAME THAT A PERSON CAN MOVE ALONG AS HE OR SHE WALKS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT