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

[-mē′dē·it]
1 a level of medical care for certain chronically ill or disabled individuals in which room and board are provided but skilled nursing care is not. Title XI of U.S. Medicaid legislation mandates standards and federal subsidies for intermediate care of the recipients of public assistance.
2 a unit for patients who do not require intensive care but who are not yet ready to be kept in a regular medical-surgical unit.

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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Intermediate care services in barnsley are provided as part of a formal alliance contract which consists of barnsley clinical commissioning group, south west yorkshire partnership foundation trust (swypft), barnsley hospital nhs foundation trust, barnsley healthcare federation and bmbc.
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Subjects for this study were a convenience sample of patients on a pulmonary and renal intermediate care unit.
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.
The intermediate care unit, which was inspected late last year, failed to meet all five of the care standards it was assessed on.
At Leasowes Intermediate Care Unit, in Smethwick, the money will be used to build a conservatory and garden for patients to enjoy outdoor activities.
The HSE said intermediate care will help reduce demand on acute hospitals and reduce the likelihood of patients needing long-term care.
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Fiona said: "Rehab doesn't stop at Christmas and staff at Middlesbrough Intermediate Care Centre continue with rehab even though others are chomping on their Christmas dinners.
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.
The largest bus will hold 29 patients, 12 intermediate care units, two intensive care units, an operating theatre, and 14 seats for those with slight injuries.

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