Home Health Care Glossary

This glossary is to help our home health care community better understand the terms used in relation to care. Please book mark this page for future reference or download our printable version HERE.

Frailty A state of weakness, especially from old age.
Foster Caregiving Adult foster care is a program where individual families are recruited and trained to provide long term care in private homes. It is a Medicaid Waiver program available to Medicaid-eligible individuals in need of care they could only otherwise find in an intermediate care facility (ICF) or skilled nursing facility (SNF). Case management is an integral component, providing monitoring, oversight, and training to foster caregivers.