intermediate care


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intermediate care

(ĭn′tər-mē′dē-ĭt)
n.
1. A level of medical care in a hospital that is intermediate between intensive and basic care.
2. A level of care for chronically ill, disabled, or elderly individuals, as in an intermediate care facility.

intermediate care

Managed care
Formal care which is less intense than skilled-nursing care or required intermittently. It requires physicians’ orders and nurse supervision.
 
Medspeak-UK
(1) As defined in the UK, community-based health and social services which promote independence, prevent hospital admission and/or enable early discharge, provided by a team including nurses, therapists and care assistants under a consultant’s supervision.
(2) Step-down care, see there.
(3) Step-up care, see there.
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Parkway is a 105-bed, skilled and intermediate care facility offering private and semi-private rooms.
Its cost-saving closure formed part of an intermediate care review, which will see additional community support developed over the next year and includes"a model which proposes supporting people at home directly from hospital".
The following keywords were used: "Medium Care Unit" OR "Intermediate Care Unit" OR "High Care Unit" OR "High Dependency Unit" OR "Progressive Care Unit" OR "Step Up Unit" OR "Step Down Unit" OR "Transitional Care Unit" and synonyms of those (see Supplementary file 2 for all search terms).
The facilities include Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation, a 112-bed skilled nursing facility in Nampa, Idaho; Utah Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 99-bed skilled nursing facility in Provo, Utah; Heritage Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in Roy, Utah; and Wide Horizons Intermediate Care Facility, an 83-bed intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disability in Ogden, Utah.
Subjects for this study were a convenience sample of patients on a pulmonary and renal intermediate care unit.
This year, we are investing PS17.5m in the Intermediate Care Fund to continue those projects which have already proven to be successful in helping people remain in their own homes.
In Mid and West Wales, more intermediate care beds, flats and dementia 'move-on' flats will be established.
It follows a report from the Care Quality Commission into Liverpool Community Health Trust's intermediate care unit, based at Fazakerley hospital, which said staff had told them about "intimidating", "unresponsive" and "bullying" managers.
The cuts are due to the fact EUR13million is being taken out of the allocation to make funding available for a pilot initiative on intermediate care for elderly patients discharged from hospitals.
The proposal also includes the possible closure of the emergency department (ED) at Hawera Hospital and the option of transferring palliative and intermediate care beds to an aged-care facility in Hawera.
Thanks in part to the fairly recent overhaul of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 232 program, which insures mortgage loans to facilitate the construction and substantial rehabilitation of nursing homes, intermediate care facilities and assisted-living facilities, development of an assisted living and Alzheimer's care facility in Missouri City, Texas is underway.
"The increase in money will allow the local NHS to keep down waiting times, improve patient choice, provide care closer to people's homes, as well as strengthen and improve access to primary care, intermediate care and community services."

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