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Abbreviated Standard Survey - An on-site Federal survey that focuses on specific complaints or specific provider issues related to change of provider ownership, management or Director of Nursing. The abbreviated survey does not cover all the aspects contained in the standard survey, but rather concentrates on a particular area(s) of concern. An abbreviated standard survey may be conducted to substantiate a complaint.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) - Individual self-performance skills needed in everyday life such as ambulation/locomotion, eating, toileting, grooming/personal hygiene, and bathing.

Activity Therapist (AT) - An allied health professional trained to develop and provide leisure time activities for facility residents (patients).

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) - A registered nurse who acts as the assistant to the Director of a facility's nursing services.

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