the services rendered by members of the health professions for the benefit of a patient. acute care see acute care. admission care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating entry of a patient into a health care facility. adult day care a health care service provided for adults with a disability or illness who need partial or supplemental care and companionship during the day, when family members are working or otherwise unable to stay at home with a disabled relative. Among the services that may be offered at an adult day care center are nursing services (e.g., medication administration and health monitoring); nutritional and health education, health counseling; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; and socialization. ambulatory care health services or acute care services that are provided on an outpatient basis.