Medical Dictionary

convalescent home

noun

medical Definition of convalescent home

: an institution for the care of convalescing patients

group home

noun \ -ˌhōm \

medical Definition of group home

: a residence for persons (as developmentally disabled individuals or foster children) requiring care, assistance, or supervision

home care

noun \ ˈhōm- \

medical Definition of home care

: services (as nursing or personal care) provided to a homebound individual (as one who is convalescing, disabled, or terminally ill)
  • home care as an alternative to institutionalization
  • home care providers

home health aide

noun

medical Definition of home health aide

: a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and light household duties (as meal preparation) and who monitors the patient's condition abbreviation HHA

home remedy

noun \ ˈhōm- \

medical Definition of home remedy

: a simply prepared medication or tonic often of unproven effectiveness administered without prescription or professional supervision — compare folk medicine

nursing home

noun

medical Definition of nursing home

: a public or private residential facility providing a high level of long-term personal and nursing care for persons (such as the aged or the chronically ill) who are unable to care for themselves properly

rest home

noun

medical Definition of rest home

: an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent

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