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home

 [hōm]
a place where someone lives.
home health care services provided by a certified agency using an interdisciplinary team to meet the needs of patients being cared for in out-of-hospital settings such as private homes, boarding homes, hospices, shelters, and so on. Caregivers include professional and practical nurses, nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other professionals. The rising costs of hospitalization and the impact of diagnosis-related group (DRG) reimbursement for Medicare patients have contributed to the phenomenal increase in home health care agencies in the United States. Additionally, technological advances now make it possible for patients to receive many treatments at home that formerly were administered only in a hospital. Examples include oxygen therapy, intravenous drug perfusion (including administration of antineoplastics and antibiotics), and peritoneal dialysis. See also home health agency.

A variety of agencies and services are available in many communities. Some are privately owned and operated for profit (proprietary), others are affiliated with hospitals, and some are private nonprofit agencies. As more third-party payers such as federal and state governments and large insurance companies certify these agencies for reimbursement, growth in the number and type can be expected to continue, and more complicated types of care may be provided in the homes of patients.
home maintenance, impaired a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as inability to independently maintain a safe and growth-promoting immediate environment. Related factors are any illness, injury, or knowledge deficit that can contribute to a person's inability to attend to cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the home and providing basic needs and comforts for the self and family members. Age-related factors might include special needs of an infant or of an elderly person with functional disabilities or sensory loss. In some cases impaired management of home maintenance could be related to insufficient family organization or planning, inadequate financial resources, or impaired cognitive or emotional functioning.

Nursing interventions are focused on determining the nature of the problem, assessing the family's ability to deal with it, and identifying available resources for assistance. Plans for utilizing available resources are developed with family members. These might include procuring a part-time homemaker, obtaining supportive assistance such as legal aid or nutritional care, or providing therapeutic care by nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists or other professionals who are involved in home health care.
nursing home see nursing home.
residential care home (rest home) a residence where room, board, and personal care are provided for individuals who need assistance and supervision. The focus is generally on dependent elderly persons who cannot live independently but do not require regular nursing care, and on younger individuals who have mental illness or mental retardation.

Home

(hōm),
Everard, English surgeon, 1756-1832. See: Home lobe.

home

As defined in the UK, the place where a client or patient currently resides (permanently or temporarily), except when he or she is a hospital inpatient.

home

A residence where individuals return regularly to eat, live, recreate, rest, and sleep.
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22) Stevens describes this as a process in which "the country moved from an agricultural society where young men from farm families were the last to leave home, to an urban society in which all occupational classes experience this transition at the same time.
While the normative event for families in general is for the son or daughter to leave home as a young adult there is a higher likelihood that young adults with mental retardation will continue to live with their parents past age 21 (Peraino, 1992).
After you leave home you may, eventually, want to see him again.
She said: "You're not going to leave home as a young person and get a three-bedroom detached property, but there's still that misconception among some young people.
No parent, and I'm sure Jill is one of them, would want to do anything that would make a teenager leave home.
British men on average leave home at 23 while almost half of Italian men still live with their parents at the age of 30.
on March 4th, 12-year-old Chris Ebbers was about to leave home to catch his school bus when the lanky Elk Grove, California, seventh-grader heard some strange noises from the attached garage.
These mills enabled the town's teen-aged girls and young, single adult women to leave home much earlier than was usual in other rural communities.
She becomes their girlfriend, makes them fall in love, persuades them to leave home then dumps them.
As thousands of teenagers across Wales leave home to go to university, their departure may actually improve relations with their parents.