step-down care

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step-down care

A composite term used primarily in the UK, other English-speaking countries and the US, for supportive and rehabilitative healthcare given to a patient recuperating from an illness or intervention, who is regaining autonomy.
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CMG has been at the forefront of adopting models of care that extend patient oversight into the hospital and convalescent care environments.
Kipling Acres also offers a convalescent care program, behavioural supports, short-stay respite beds, an onsite adult day program and provides care to young adults.
Gwyn Jones, of Denbigh, provides the sort of essential convalescent care which is vital if hospital patients are to be able to recuperate after their treatment.
On its website, an owner's description states: ''Acocks Green is a modern and specially designed Care Centre in the Acocks Green suburb of Birmingham providing nursing, respite and convalescent care for elderly people for elderly people with physi-cal frailty.
Following World War Two the home was taken over by Middlesbrough Health Authority, initially for convalescent care for children and then for children whose parents were unable to look after them.
However, virtually every type of health care, including psychiatry, alternative treatments, convalescent care are available.
Richmond Coventry, a beautiful retirement village in North Warwickshire, provides respite and convalescent care either within its care home or within one-bedroom assisted living apartments.
He and mother would look out for the lonely and the sick, so that there were frequently guests at our dining table, and the spare bedroom would often house a church member needing convalescent care after an operation.
Parkside, which opened in 1954, is the first facility established by Carl Campbell of Triple C Healthcare Services LLC, which offers retirement, assisted and convalescent care in Central Washington.
Later in 1968, Dorothy sustained severe head injuries in an auto accident and remained hospitalized or in convalescent care until her death in 1978.
People are proud to be members, many have paid in since they were 14, and now in their late 80s, many with pre-existing medical conditions are being told there is no provision for convalescent care or their funeral.
8 acres, has 140 nursing home beds and 32 convalescent care beds, but they have been only about half full, Cal Pacific said in the lawsuit.