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Acute illness

A sudden illness from which a person is expected to recovery.

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Assisted living residence (ALR)

Provides housing, personal care, support services, health care, and social activities in a home-like setting for persons needing help with daily activities.

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Chronic illness

An on-going illness, slow or gradual in onset; it has no known cure; it can be controlled and complications prevent with proper treatment.

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Health team

The many health care workers who skill and knowledge focus on the person’s total care; interdisciplinary health care team.

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Hospice

I hope care agency or program for persons who are dying.

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)

A nurse who has complete a one year nursing program and has passed and licensing test; called licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in some states.

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Licensed vocational nurse

See “licensed Practical nurse (LPN)”.

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Nursing assistant

A person who has passed a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program; performs delegate nursing tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

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Nursing team

Those who provide nursing care-RN, LPN/LVN, and nursing assistants.

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Registered nurse (RN)

A nurse who has complete 1,2,3 or four year nursing program and has passed license test.

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Terminal illness

An illness or injury from which the person will not likely recover.