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.

Teletypewriter (TTY) TTY is a communication device used by those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a severe speech impairment.
Tracheostomy A tracheostomy is a surgically-created opening in the trachea on the surface of the neck where a metal or plastic tube is inserted to assist with breathing. This tube is secured with flexible ties that are fastened around the neck.
Tube feeding Tube feeding is the administration of nutrients through a tube in the stomach or portion of the small intestine.