DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES




Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Independent Retirement Housing

Independent Retirement Housing provides meals, activities, housekeeping, and maintenance to independent residents.

Information and Referral

Provision of information on resources and services available to individuals within their communities and assistance with connection to those services.

Infusion Therapy

Supplies essential nutrients, fluids, electrolytes, medication, blood or blood products directly into the patients blood stream. Specific therapies include antibiotics, diuretics, pain control, hydration, chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)

Complex skills needed to successfully live independently: Managing finances, handling transportation, shopping, preparing meals, using the telephone and other communication devices, managing medications, navigating a flight of stairs and ordinary housework.

Insurance/Disability

An insurance policy that pays benefits in the event that the policyholder becomes incapable of working.

Insurance/Long Term Care

Long-term care insurance is one of the ways you may pay for long-term care. This type of insurance will pay for some or all of your long-term care. Long-term care insurance is a relatively new type of insurance. It was introduced in the 1980s as nursing home insurance but has changed a lot and now covers much more than nursing home care.

Intermediate Nursing Facilities

Intermediate Nursing Facilities (ICF) provide less intensive nursing care than that which is typically found in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF); however, many ICF patients may require higher levels of care to assist them with the activities of daily living. ICF services include 24-hour nursing care along with rehabilitative, social services, physical, occupational, and other therapies as prescribed by the patient's physician

Intermittent Care

Home care services provided on an episodic basis.