differences between subacute care, outpatient care, hospice care, home health care?

differences between hospitals care, subacute care, outpatient care, hospice care, home health care, rehabilitation care, assisted living and long term care?


  • Q. What Is The Definition of Subacute Care?
    A. Subacute care is a comprehensive, cost-effective inpatient level of care for patients who:

    Have had an acute event resulting from injury, illness or exacerbation of a disease process;

    Have a determined course of treatment;

    Though stable, require diagnostics or invasive procedures, but not intensive procedures requiring an acute level of care.

    The severity of the patient’s condition requires:

    Active physician direction with frequent on-site visits;

    Professional nursing care;

    Significant ancillary services;

    An outcomes-focused interdisciplinary approach utilizing a professional team;

    Complex medical and/or rehabilitative care.

    Typically, short-term subacute care is designed to return patients to the community or transition them to a lower level of care.

    OUTPATIENT CARE, also called AMBULATORY CARE, is health care you receive without staying overnight at a hospital.


    hos·pice [ hóspiss ] (plural hos·pic·es)



    1. medicine social welfare nursing home for dying: a usually small residential institution for terminally ill patients where treatment focuses on the patient’s well-being rather than a cure and includes drugs for pain management and often spiritual counseling

    2. medicine home care for dying: a program of hospice care for the terminally ill that includes home visits by professionals such as nurses and clergy to provide for the person’s physical and emotional needs

    3. refuge for travelers: formerly, a place where pilgrims, travelers, and the homeless or destitute were offered lodging, usually by a religious order

    Home Health Care

    We are a provider of home health services including skilled nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social services and much more. Our Company is founded on a history of caring for others. The owners of Heritage Homecare have years of experience caring for people. It’s our heritage. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and service to our clients. Our goal is to make every client feel as if he or she is our only client. Heritage Homecare is completely family owned and operated serving all of Broward County, Florida.

    Home health care agencies are a vast resource for persons in need of assistance in the home. A wide array of services can be performed in the home allowing individuals the familiar surroundings of their home when an individual or family member is in need of specialized treatment, personal care assistance or just a respite from caring for a loved one.

    Aurora Health Care’s inpatient rehabilitation programs offer services to help patients reduce physical and mental limitations caused by conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, head injury, arthritis, serious fractures or loss of limb.

    definitions of Assisted Living on the Web:

    Housing options which include assisted living facilities, residential health care facilities, boarding care homes, adult family homes and …

    A supportive housing facility designed for those who need extra help in their day-to-day lives but who do not require the 24-hour skilled nursing care found in traditional nursing homes

    Generally, single rooms or small apartments set up to encourage independent living while offering certain services, such as meals, transportation, or assistance with daily living tasks.

    This refers to a style of living. Assisted refers to the type of physical assistance rather than monetary assistance. In Assisted Living facilities, residents live independently in apartment style accommodation, and come and go as they please. …

    A residential facility that provides more care than a retirement home and less than a nursing home. Residents are usually ambulatory and can feed themselves but they may need help with medications and other activities of daily living

    is a residential setting that offers choices in personal care and health related services.

    Residences that provide services and emphasize privacy and choice. Residents typically have private locking rooms and bathrooms. Personal care services are available on a 24-hour-a-day basis.

    Group care for a person who cannot remain in his/her own home and who is placed in a facility licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services as an adult care home.

    Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) are intended for those individuals that require assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Ex: bathing, toileting, ambulating, self administration of medications etc.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted living

    Definitions of Long term care on the Web:

    [SCOPE NOTE: Indefinite period of personal care; includes convalescent care]

    Non acute hospital care, for chronic conditions (eg nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, geriatrics, etc.).

    A wide range of health and personal care – from simple assisted living arrangements to intensive nursing home care – for elderly or disabled person(s).

    A continuum of broad-ranged maintenance and health services delivered to the chronically ill, disabled, and others. Services may be provided on an inpatient, outpatient, or at-home basis.

    A range of health and personal assistance services provided either at home, in the community, or in skilled nursing facilities for individuals with long term disabilities.

  • Marjorie

    what is outpatient hospice care???

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