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ADL – Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are "the things we normally do in daily living including any daily activity we perform for self-care (such as feeding ourselves, bathing, dressing, grooming), work, homemaking, and leisure.
Companion/Sitter Services
Companion/Sitter services include non-medical care, socialization and basic supervision to ensure a client’s safety and well-being.  Companions may provide light housekeeping tasks, which are secondary to the care and supervision of the client.
Friendly Reassurance Services
Friendly Reassurance Services refer to making regular contact, through either telephone or in-home visits, with homebound individuals to assure their well being and safety.
Homemaking Services
Homemaker services offer direct and practical assistance with household tasks and related activities.  Homemaker services assist the client who has experienced a loss in the ability to perform the instrumental activities in daily living to remain in a safe, clean and healthy home environment.
IADL - Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living refers to certain daily tasks (light housework, preparing meals, taking medications, shopping for groceries or clothes, using the telephone, and managing money), which enable clients to live independently in their community.
Incontinence
Incontinence, involuntary discharge of urine or feces.
Long Term Care
Long-term care (LTC) is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical need of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time.  It is common for long-term care to provide custodial and non-skilled care, such as assisting with normal daily tasks like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom.
Medicaid
Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources.  Among the groups of people served by Medicaid are eligible low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities.  Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the US.
Medicare
Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria.
Non-Medical Home Care Services
Non-Medical home care services assist older people to live independently in their own home by helping them with the tasks of everyday living.  These services are non-medical in nature and are delivered by qualified personnel and are sensitive to the unique needs of the client and community.  These services do not require the supervision of a registered nurse and do not require a physician’s order.  The tasks to be performed by Absolute Personal Care workers are non medical in nature and do not require clinical judgment and may be performed by unlicensed individuals.
Personal Care Services
Personal Care services offer assistance to clients, who have experienced a loss in their ability to perform the activities of daily living, to remain in a safe, clean and healthy home environment.
Respite Service
Respite care services are services furnished on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing the care.
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