Continuum of Care Presentation Outline
April 13th, 2014
1) Long term care
variety of services which help meet both the medical and nonmedical needs of people with a
who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time.
provide custodial and nonskilled care, such as assisting with normal daily tasks
, and using the bathroom.
Facilities that offer formal LTC services typically provide living accommodation for people who require onsite delivery of aroundtheclock supervised care, including professional health services, personal care and services such as meals, laundry and housekeeping.
2) Home Care
supportive care provided in the
. Care may be provided by licensed
who provide medical care needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily care to help to ensure the
activities of daily living
(ADL's) are met.
Inhome medical care is often and more accurately referred to as "home health care" or formal care. Often, the term home health care is used to distinguish it from nonmedical care, custodial care, or privateduty care which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel. 3) Inpatient care
the care of
requires admission to a
Progress in modern medicine and the advent of comprehensive outpatient clinics
that patients are only admitted to a hospital when they are extremely ill or are have severe physical
4) Outpatient Care
Ambulatory care or outpatient care is medical care provided on an outpatient basis, including diagnosis, observation, consultation, treatment, intervention, and rehabilitation services.
This care can include advanced medical technology and procedures even when provided ...
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