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Handicap:
A disability that represents a difficulty for an individual by limiting or preventing the normal routine of their life in relation to age, sex, social and cultural aspects.

Hospice:
A program that provides special type of care for people whose illness no longer be curable, in which they are near the end of life, the program of hospice care is not to cure the patient but to improve the quality of life.

High Level Care:
High-level care is for people who need 24-hour nursing care, nurses do tasks as laundry, cleaning and personal care.