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acute rehabilitation
post-acute level of care specializing in therapies for patients with neurologic or physical injuries, such as those with head trauma, spinal cord injury, or stroke
ambulatory care
health care settings, such as physician and nurse practitioner offices, clinics, freestanding surgical centers, schools, churches, and adult or child day care centers
case management
a method used to coordinate and link health care services to patients and their families
community-based nursing
illness-oriented care of individuals and families throughout the lifespan to help individuals and families manage acute or chronic health conditions in community and home settings
community-oriented nursing
public health nursing that focuses on the health care of the community and community health nursing that has as its primary focus the health care of individuals, families, and groups in a community
continuing care retirement community
facility that provides housing, services, and health care for the elderly
health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
health care delivery systems in which charges are negotiated in advance of the delivery of care using predetermined reimbursement rates or capitation fees for medical care, hospitalization, and other health care services
home health care
care delivered in a home setting, most often in the patient's residence
intermediate care facility
a health care setting that provides convalescent care and regular medical, nursing, social, and rehabilitative services in addition to room and board for people not capable of independent living
long-term acute care
distinct units of a hospital or a separate facility designed to care for patients who require acute care that may extend to 30 days
long-term care
the care of patients for a time period greater than 30 days
preferred provider organizations (PPOs)
health care reimbursement systems in which charges are negotiated in advance of the delivery of care using predetermined reimbursement rates or capitation fees for medical care, hospitalization, and other health care services
residential care facilities
assisted living facilities that ensure that quality living, safety, and health care standards are met
skilled nursing facilities
nursing centers that provide care for patients who require 24-hour nursing supervision
subacute care
post-acute care designed for patients who need a greater intensity of care than that generally provided in a skilled nursing facility but no longer require acute care
televisiting
the use of telephones or computers with cameras to allow a nurse to do triage, provide advice, counseling, and referral for a patient's health problem; the patient may be at home and the nurse at a different site, or the nurse may be in the patient's home and contact another member of the home health care team for consultation
transitional care
intermediary care between the acute care setting and the home