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Restricted or confined to home: homebound invalids.


adjective A status in which there is a normal inability to leave home and leaving home requires a considerable and taxing effort. To be so defined, absences from the home must be infrequent, of short duration and usually to receive medical care not available at home—e.g., haemodialysis or chemotherapy.

A patient paralysed from a stroke; one who is blind or senile; one who has lost use of the upper extremities and thus unable to open doors, use handrails, etc.

Patient discussion about homebound

Q. Can a Chiropractor tell if your organs are shutting down?

A. She told me that because my spine is out of line so much, that it's causing my organs to shut down. I have been having bladder problems. I really think she is just trying to scare me.

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MOW encourages neighbors to help neighbors this holiday season and not to forget the hidden faces of our homebound.
Grants are an integral part of our agency's effort to provide nutritious meals to Rockland County homebound seniors in need," said Madelyn Schiering, agency Grants & Communications Director.
Cigna s commitment to bringing quality primary care services directly to its homebound senior customers afflicted with multiple chronic conditions aligns perfectly with the mission and commitment of Alegis Care and its managed practices, said Edmund Bujalski, CEO of Alegis Care.
The two students who remained were homebound due to complicated pregnancies.
Homebound is Black Speck's third foal and from the fifth crop of the Kentucky-based Dixie Union, who initially sprang to prominence in Europe as the sire of Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Sander Camillo.
If the aim of a library service is to be client focused it is timely to consider how services provided specifically for the homebound will need to evolve to meet the needs of the baby boomers.
Engberg, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, said that the "interesting and unexpected finding surprised" her, given that the homebound patients rated other aspects of quality of life significantly lower than did nonhomebound patients.
Without making claims for nursing homes as being the Ritz-Carltons of healthcare, the good ones do offer amenities that some homebound elderly might miss, even with the best-funded community-based services: steady companionship; stimulating activities; three square meals a day (perhaps even "five-star dining," as offered by this year's OPTIMA Award winner, p.
The Nuneaton and Bedworth Befriending Service have launched a website to tell people what they can offer, to both the homebound and volunteers.
In new instructions, CMS directed home health agencies (HHAs) and the contractors that pay home health claims to be more flexible in determining if a severely disabled individual is qualified as homebound.
Taglined "Clinical Management Strategy for Homecare Providers," Homecare DIRECTION goes to individuals and agencies caring for the homebound.
Kathy Copak gives flu shots, organizes support groups, visits the homebound, takes blood pressures, assesses people's health, and refers people to health care professionals or social service agencies if need be.