- Medical care provided to an individual in their own home. Also known as "home health care" and "in-home care", home care services can include both medical services and non-medical assisted living services.
in-home care, in-house nursing, elderly homecare, senior care, home medical 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.
- Competent — Definition,
- Legal ability to make decisions and enter into contracts.
- 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.
- Group Home Care — Definition,
- An arrangement where a group of people with disabilities receive both custodial and medical care in a single residence instead of in their own homes, which can be prohibitively expensive.
- Handicap Accessibility — Definition,
- A measure of how accessible a location, product or service is for people with special needs or disabilities.
- Living Benefits — Definition,
- The option for a life insurance policyholder to receive a portion of their death benefit in advance of their death.
- 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.