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Nursing Facility Residents

Individuals who have recently been released from the hospital, are recovering from an illness or injury, have chronic illnesses or disabilities, or are frail elderly and require constant medical support, and who are residing in an intermediate care facility, a skilled nursing facility, a subacute care nursing facility or a special care inpatient unit.

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Surgical Patients

Individuals who are in the process of making a decision about surgery, are scheduled for surgery or have gone through surgery and are in the recovery/rehabilitation process.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.