If you are caring for an elder loved one, no doubt you’ve been exposed to many new terms. Healthcare professionals have their own language for describing the services our loved ones need and it is sometimes difficult for caregivers to determine what their healthcare team members are talking about! If you’ve ever been in the position of not knowing what a particular word or set of initials meant, help is on the way. This article from caring.com lists some of the most common terms used by health professionals to explain care options for people who are elderly or may be dealing with a chronic health condition.
If you are a caregiver, you don’t have to do it alone. St. Francis Healthcare System offers a full range of healthcare services to assist you in caring for your loved one. Call us at (808) 547-6500 for information on our services, from personal care assistance to skilled nursing. We understand, and we want to help.