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Glossary

Respite Care: Short term or temporary care of a few hours, days or weeks. Respite care is designed for the sick or disabled to provide relief, to the regular caregiver. The regular caregiver is usually a family member.

Hospice Care: Care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

Rehabilitation: Restoring someone to health or normal life through physical and occupational therapy as well as an extended amount of caring services. The goal is to help residents make the transition from hospital, to Crestwood, to home, effectively.

Long-term Care: Care that provides, rehabilitative, restorative, and/or ongoing skilled nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living.

Short-term Care: Care that follows an acute illness, injury, or surgical procedure like hip replacement. Short- term rehabilitation is considered appropriate when there is a reasonable medical expectation of a significant functional improvement within 2 to 3 months after initial treatment.

Medicaid: A healthcare program that assists low-income families or individuals in paying fro long term medical and custodial care costs. Medicaid is a joint program, funded primarily by the federal government and run at the state level, where coverage may vary.

Medicare: Is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.