Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)- Tasks including the ability to bathe, dress, undress, eat, use the bathroom, transfer in and out bed/chair, get around inside the house, and manage daily life.
Caregiver- Family member or non-family member providing care in the home.
Client- An individual who is eligible and receiving Home Care Program services.
Daily Care- Assistance with ADL’s and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, supervision, and social and emotional support as required by the client for part of each day.
Chore- Services to help clients maintain their homes or to correct or prevent environmental defects that are hazardous to a client’s health and safety. Light chores include vacuuming, dusting, dry mopping, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. Heavy chores include washing floors and walls, defrosting freezers, cleaning ovens, cleaning attics and basements to remove fire and health hazards, woodcutting, changing storm windows, heavy yard work, and snow shoveling.
Companion- Person who provides socialization , help with shopping, errands, escort to doctor’s appointments, to nutrition sites, walks, recreational activities such as playing cards, and assistance with the preparation of light snacks.
Grocery Shopping-Delivery Services- Includes obtaining grocery orders, grocery shopping, grocery delivery and assistance as needed with storage and packaging, and may include nutritional information and education.
Home Delivered Meals- The provision of well balanced meals which meet the client's dietary needs.
Home Health Aide- Person that provides services to clients under the supervision of a licensed nurse, or a speech, occupational or physical therapist. This includes personal care; simple dressing changes that do not require the skills of a licensed nurse; assistance with medications that are ordinarily self- administered and do not require the skills of a licensed nurse; activities that support the skilled therapies provided, and routine care of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Homemaker- Person that provides services to assist a client with ADL’s and IADL’s which include shopping, meal planning preparation, including special diets, laundry, and light housekeeping.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living- Includes shopping, meal planning preparation, including special diets, laundry and light housekeeping.
Personal Care- Activities include: bathing, dressing, grooming(hair shampoo and combing);foot care (excluding nail cutting);assistance with dentures; shaving (limited to shaving with an electric razor); assisting with bed pan routines; assisting with eating, assisting with ambulating; and assisting with transfers (excluding transfers if the client is totally dependent).
Personal EMR System- A medical communications alerting system that allows a client experiencing a medical emergency at home to activate electronic components which transmit a coded signal via digital equipment over telephonic lines to a central monitoring station staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained attendants and process the emergency call and ensures timely notification needed to dispatch appropriate individuals and/or emergency services to the person in need.
Respite Care- The provision of short term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside of the home.