Long Term Care
What is Long Term Care?
Long Term Care is the assistance individuals need when they are unable to care for themselves and need help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, continence (control of bodily functions), and eating – or they have severe cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The need for long term care can result from an accident, chronic illness or short-term disability, or from advanced age. Long term care can include a broad range of services, provided in any setting outside a hospital. It might help with simple daily tasks like bathing or dressing.
It might include skilled care in your own home, an assisted living facility, some other community resources, or a nursing facility.