avoidable decline

avoidable decline

A preventable decrease in the functional abilities of a person, e.g., a resident of a care facility.
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As a public health nurse in communities throughout the Hudson Valley, I've seen firsthand how easily the chronically ill and disabled can fall into avoidable decline without access to quality care," said Raffington.
Since the goal of the care plan is to promote the resident's highest practicable level of functioning, the interventions should work toward improvement where possible and the maintenance/prevention of any avoidable decline.