(compare with quality of life) A measure of the extent to which an individual is able to function physically, emotionally and socially.
When used in reference to health or life insurance, this term refers to your medical condition (both physical and mental), claims experience, receipt of health care, medical history, genetic information, and disability.
Broadly defined to include physiologic, functional, cognitive, emotional or behavioral health. OASIS assessments address each of these areas. Homebound - This refers to a patient that normally is unable to leave home. Leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to the barber or to attend religious services. A need for adult day care does not keep you from getting home health care for other medical conditions.