‘Care conversations’: Common phrases caregivers need to know

If you’ve just begun caring for an older adult, it’s easy to be confused by the jargon of senior-focused health care.

And if you’re searching for a senior living community, the various terms and phrases to describe different levels of care require building a new set of vocabulary just to navigate literature you receive.

In addition to the terms about your loved one’s health conditions, there are a handful of phrases all caregivers should know while they are providing care and when choosing a senior living community.

Finding Order in the Acronyms

Many senior living communities refer to their levels of care services with acronyms. When you are familiar with these common terms, you’ll find it easier to determine which services different communities provide.

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  • Jennifer,
    I just finished a five year project with Geisinger. Our new Caregivers Guide is now published for use within Geisinger. However, I have lots of information to share if you want to talk. I can come to you if that is easier.
    Ellen Klarsch
    Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village

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