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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Personal daily care tasks, including bathing, skin, nail, and hair care, walking, eating, and drinking, mouth care, dressing, transferring, and toileting.

Acute Care

24 hour skilled care for short-term illnesses or injuries; generally given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.

Adaptive Services

Care for people who need some assistance or supervision during certain hours, but do not live in the facility where care is given.

Also known as assistive devices

Adult Day Services

Care for people who need some assistance or supervision during certain hours, but who don't live in the facility where care is given.

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)

The practice of bringing pets into a facility or hone to provide stimulation and companionship

Assisted Living

Residences for people who do not need skilled, 24-hour care, but do require some help with daily care.

Assistive Devices

Special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled perform activities of daily living.

Care Team

The group of people with different kinds if education and experience who provide resident care.

Chain of Command

The order of authority within a facility.

Charge Nurse (Nurse-in-Charge)

A nurse responsible for a team of healthcare workers.


Long-term or long-lasting


In a long-term care facility, to find a problem through a survey.


Guided by a sense of right and wrong; principled.

Continuity of Care

An ongoing coordination of resident's care over time, during which the care team is regularly exchanging information and is working toward shared goals.


Polite, kind, considerate


Transferring responsibility to a person for a specific task.


The serious loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning, and communicating.


The identification of disease or other problems by its signs and symptoms and from results of different tests.


Identifying with and understanding another's feelings.

First Impression

A way of classifying or categorizing someone or something at the first meeting.

Functional Nursing

Method of care that involves assigning specific tasks to each team member.


Care that involves the whole person; that includes their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Home Health Care

Care that takes place in a person's home.

Hospice Care

Care for people who have approximately six months or less to live; care is available until the person dies.

Inter-Generational Care

Mixing children and the elderly in the same care setting.

Joint Commissions

A not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accedits different types of healthcare facilities.

Length of Stay

The number of days a person can be held responsible for harming someone else.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

A licensed nurse who administers medications, gives treatments, and may supervise daily care of residents.

Long-Term Care

24-hour care provided for people with ongoing conditions who are generally unable to manage their activities of daily living.


A medical assistance program for people with low incomes, as well as for people with disabilities.


A federal health insurance program who are 65 or older, are disabled, or a ill and cannot work.

Nursing Assistant (NA)

Person who performs assigned nursing tasks and gives personal care.

Outpatient Care

Care given to people who have had treatments, procedures, or surgery and do not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility.

Person-Centered Care

A type of care that places the emphasis on the person needing care and his or her individually and capabilities.


A course of action to be followed.

Primary Nursing

A method of care in which the registers nurse gives much of daily care to residents.


A method, or way, of doing something


The act of behaving properly for a certain job.

Registered Nurse (RN)

A licensed nurse who assesses residents, creates the care plan, monitors progress, provides skilled nursing care, gives treatments and medications, and supervises the care given by nursing assistants and other members of the care team.


A program of care given by a specialist or a team of specialists to restore or improve function after an illness or injury


A person living in a long-term care facility.

Sandwich Generation

People responsible for care of both their children and ageing relatives.

Skilled Care

Medically necessary care given by a skilled nurse or therapist.

Subacute Care

Care for an illness or condition given to people who need less care than for an acute (sudden onset, short-term) illness or injury but more than a chronic (long-term) illness.

Team Leader

A nurse in charge of a group of residents for one shift or duty.

Team Nursing

Method of care in which a nurse acts as a leader of a group of people giving care.


Deserving the trust of others.

Who makes the majority of residents in LTC facilities?

Women, over 65, white, non-hispanic

What are three tasks that Nursing Assistants do no usually perform?

Insert and remove tubes, give tube feedings, or change sterile dressings.

What is one way that a Nursing Assistant can demonstrate professionalism?

Dress and groom neatly, don't bring problems to work, be on time, avoid unnecessary absences, never leave job early without permission, do not be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, be positive, speak polite, follow procedures and policies.

List ten qualities that Nursing Assistants must have.

Patient and understanding

Honest and trustworthy





Dependable and responsible

Humble and open to growth



Who is the most important member of the care team?


List the Five Rights of Delegation

Right Task

Right Circumstance

Right Person

Right Direction/Communication

Right Supervision/Evaluation

What do surveyors observe and study?

They study how well the staff cares for residents, and observe staff's interaction with residents and care given.