Group Home Care
- A health care arrangement where a number of people with disabilities are collectively given care within a single residence instead of individually in their own homes. In a group home, residents are provided both non-medical custodial care and medical care. Group home care is common for elderly people who are unable able to care for themselves and unable to afford care in their own home.
community home care, seniors home care
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) — Acronym, Important,
- Physical activities an average individual is capable of doing on a normal day.
- Co-housing — Definition,
- Also called cooperative housing and community housing, is an arrangement in which dwelling units have access to a shared space with a large kitchen, dining hall, laundry and children's play areas.
- Custodial Care — Definition,
- Care for individuals who find themselves unable to perform the activities of daily living but at the same time are not in need of constant medical care.
- Home Care — Definition,
- Medical and/or non-medical care provided directly in a person's home.
- Long Term Care Insurance (LTC) — Acronym, Important,
- Insurance that covers health care costs for individuals with chronic or disabling conditions.
- Residual Benefit — Definition,
- Insurance benefits paid to individuals who lose income due to a covered disability.
- Respite Care — Definition,
- Medical or non-medical care provided for a sick or disabled person which is arranged to give a primary caregiver respite for a short or extended period of time.
- Universal Healthcare — Definition,
- A system for providing healthcare free to patients at point of use.
- Yearly Renewable Group Term Insurance — Definition,
- A group insurance policy that is annually reviewed to keep premiums manageable.