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Resident Assessment Instrument
Resident Assessment Protocol
Residential Care Facility
Real Choice Systems Change (RCSC)
Grants for Community Living that will help states and territories enable people with disabilities to reside in their homes and participate fully in community life. These grants are part of the New Freedom Initiative, a nationwide effort to remove barriers to community living for people of all ages with disabilities and long-term illnesses.
Registered Nurse (RN)
A nurse who has graduated from a formal program of nursing education and has been licensed by an appropriate state authority. RNs are the most highly educated of nurses with the widest scope of responsibility, including all aspects of nursing care. RNs can be graduated from one of three educational programs: two-year associate degree program, three-year hospital diploma program, or four-year baccalaureate program.
Rehabilitation Services
Services designed to improve/restore a person\\'s functioning; includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy. May be provided at home or in long-term care facilities. May be covered in part by Medicare.
The process by which health care providers receive payment for their services. Because of the nature of the health care environment, providers are often reimbursed by third parties that insure and represent patients.
Residential Care
The provision of room, board and personal care. Residential care falls between the nursing care delivered in skilled and intermediate care facilities and the assistance provided through social services. It can be broadly defined as the provision of 24-hour supervision of individuals who, because of old age or impairments, need assistance with the activities of daily living.
Respite Care
Service in which trained professionals or volunteers come into the home or facility to provide short-term care (from a few hours to a few days) for an older person to allow caregivers some time away from their caregiving role.
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