Nursing homes are a type of residential care that provide around-the-clock nursing care for elderly persons who require a certain level of medical care anddaily needs are being addressed.
Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.
Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home.
Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle.
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Nursing homes will provide short-term rehabilitative stays following a surgery, illness or injury which may require physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language therapy.
Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech-language pathologist, also called speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, cognition, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.
Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that, by using mechanical force and movements, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.
Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.
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Nursing homes offer other services such as planned activities and daily housekeeping services.
Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay.
Nursing homes may also be referred to as convalescent care, skilled nursing or a long term facility.
Nursing homes will often times either include memory care services or have a separate area specified for memory care.