What is long term care?

Long term care is the day-in, day-out assistance you need when you have a serious illness, disability or cognitive impairment and you are not able to take care of yourself.

Long term care refers to a wide range of services delivered in your own home, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and nursing facilities. The level of care may be skilled (professional medical care) or intermediate (a combination of limited medical care and custodial care), but most frequently is custodial care.

Ninety-five percent of nursing home residents receive custodial care—that is, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, eating, mobility, toileting, or continence. Any number of illnesses, injuries or conditions can result in a need for custodial care at any age.

 

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