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home

 [hōm]
a place where someone lives.
home health care services provided by a certified agency using an interdisciplinary team to meet the needs of patients being cared for in out-of-hospital settings such as private homes, boarding homes, hospices, shelters, and so on. Caregivers include professional and practical nurses, nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other professionals. The rising costs of hospitalization and the impact of diagnosis-related group (DRG) reimbursement for Medicare patients have contributed to the phenomenal increase in home health care agencies in the United States. Additionally, technological advances now make it possible for patients to receive many treatments at home that formerly were administered only in a hospital. Examples include oxygen therapy, intravenous drug perfusion (including administration of antineoplastics and antibiotics), and peritoneal dialysis. See also home health agency.

A variety of agencies and services are available in many communities. Some are privately owned and operated for profit (proprietary), others are affiliated with hospitals, and some are private nonprofit agencies. As more third-party payers such as federal and state governments and large insurance companies certify these agencies for reimbursement, growth in the number and type can be expected to continue, and more complicated types of care may be provided in the homes of patients.
home maintenance, impaired a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as inability to independently maintain a safe and growth-promoting immediate environment. Related factors are any illness, injury, or knowledge deficit that can contribute to a person's inability to attend to cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the home and providing basic needs and comforts for the self and family members. Age-related factors might include special needs of an infant or of an elderly person with functional disabilities or sensory loss. In some cases impaired management of home maintenance could be related to insufficient family organization or planning, inadequate financial resources, or impaired cognitive or emotional functioning.

Nursing interventions are focused on determining the nature of the problem, assessing the family's ability to deal with it, and identifying available resources for assistance. Plans for utilizing available resources are developed with family members. These might include procuring a part-time homemaker, obtaining supportive assistance such as legal aid or nutritional care, or providing therapeutic care by nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists or other professionals who are involved in home health care.
nursing home see nursing home.
residential care home (rest home) a residence where room, board, and personal care are provided for individuals who need assistance and supervision. The focus is generally on dependent elderly persons who cannot live independently but do not require regular nursing care, and on younger individuals who have mental illness or mental retardation.

rest home

n.
A private establishment where elderly or disabled persons are housed and cared for.
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A longitudinal descriptive survey was conducted, to gather self-reported data from rest homes and hospitals in greater Auckland, New Zealand.
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The inquest at Wallasey Town Hall was told the psychiatrist had interviewed Mr Humphreys and advised that staff at the rest home, on Penkett Road, "keep a close eye on him".
This study demonstrates that approximately 30% of elderly rest home residents who agree to wear hip protectors comply over 3 months.
Rest homes, originally intended as room-and-board facilities for relatively healthy elderly residents, are increasingly taking in patients released from state mental hospitals.
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The charge arose from incidents in July and August 2011, when Ward was employed as an EN and as the manager of the 22-bed Killarney Rest Home.
Mount Nod Primary School pupils (left, from left) Nathanael Harding, aged eight, Grace Russell, eight, and Zachary Birch, nine, creating hanging baskets at St Jude's REst Home.
Two were put to sleep on veterinary advice and the remainder taken to a rest home for horses.
A verdict of misadventure was recorded on a 91-year-old woman who died in a residential rest home after choking.
Mildred Stanley was given a special treat at Caldene Rest Home in Beeches Road, West Bromwich, where she received a visit from the Mayor of Sand well, Coun Sadie Smith.