Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) - Normal daily activities including
but not limited to ambulating, transferring, range of motion, grooming, bathing, dressing, eating, and
Assisted Living Facility - A licensed entity that provides a special
combination of housing, supportive services, supervision, personalized assistance and health care designed
to respond to the individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living and/or instrumental
activities of daily living.
CFR - Code
Federal Regulations . The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal
Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into
50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The title that is most relevant
to long term care facilities is Title 42.
CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration). A Federal government agency within
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is designated to administer and enforce the
health and safety standards that must be met by healthcare providers, including nursing homes, participating
in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs.
Group Home Facility for Persons with AIDS - A facility for sixteen
(16) or fewer persons with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Individuals with an established
diagnosis and disease progression requiring a routine and frequent combination of physician, professional
nursing and supportive services are eligible for admission. Provisions are to be made for the transfer
and/or discharge of residents when acute care (hospital) services are required or requested.
Group Home for Persons with Mental Illness - A group home residence
to provide mental health treatment, rehabilitation and housing, which is staffed substantially full-time
when residents are present, for between three and ten adults with a primary diagnosis of psychiatric disabilities.
Group home does not include supervised apartments or a residence licensed as an intermediate care facility
for persons with mental retardation or neighborhood home.
Medicaid - A joint Federal and State program that helps with medical
costs for some people with low incomes and limited resources.
Medicare - A Federal health insurance program that provides payment
for a range of healthcare benefits for individuals 65 years of age or older and certain other eligible
individuals. The Medicare program also certifies the healthcare providers participating in the program.
Neighborhood Home for Persons with Developmental Disabilities -
Means a residence for no more than five (5) individuals that is fully integrated in the community, not
on the grounds of an institution, has shared common living areas and is where the individual chooses to
live. These homes offer 24 hour supports to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Family Care Home - (FCH) means a home (physical structure and necessary
equipment) that provides beds and personal care services for 2 or 3 residents who cannot live independently
and who need or could benefit from a family living situation. The home provides shelter, housekeeping
services, food/meals and personal care for residents.
Rest (Residential) Home - A facility that provides resident beds
and personal care services for persons who are normally able to manage activities of daily living.
Nursing Home - A facility that provides services to residents that
include resident beds, continuous nursing care services, and health and treatment services for individuals
who do not require continuous hospital services.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)- A type of nursing home with the
staff and equipment to give skilled nursing care and/or skilled rehabilitation services and other related