Definition: A Bed in a Hospital

Beds you would see in a hospital or care unit are often simply called a hospital bed, but there’s not exactly a right or wrong answer as to what they are called. Here are some names/terms that you will frequently come across to describe these beds: Hospital bed Electric bed Profiling bed Nursing bed Medical bed…

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Definition: Bed Blockers

‘Bed blockers’ is a term used to describe hospital patients who are medically fit to be discharged but are still in hospital. This is usually because of some procedural delay such as missing paperwork or lack of clarity over where/how the patient will be cared for after discharge. The bed blocker term is derived from the fact…

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Definition: Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary care is a type of professional care in domestic environments which involves a carer visiting the home of an elderly or disabled person to provide support and assistance with daily activities. This type of care is used when a person is unable to sustain living at home without significant support from a qualified carer….

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Definition: Care Home

Care homes are operated by registered care providers to accommodate and provide one-to-one care for people who are unable to live independently. In the UK, there are state-funded care homes, charity operated care homes and private care homes. All care homes are expected to deliver good quality care to residents and are Government regulated by…

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Definition: Riser Recliner Chair

What is a riser recliner chair? A riser recliner chair is an electric armchair for elderly and disabled individuals. A riser recliner not only reclines, but also rises to a near standing position to enable the user to get in and out of the chair easily. The reclining mechanism allows the backrest to be reclined and the…

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