What is long-term health care?
The term “long-term care” refers to a range of services designed to meet the health and personal care needs of a person for a long or short period. These services enable individuals to live independently and safely when they are no longer able to perform daily activities.
What services are provided by long-term care?
Long-term care services encompass various options, such as:
1. Home-based services, including home health care services, homemaker/companion services, and emergency response systems.
2. Community-based services, which comprise adult day care programs, senior centers, and transportation services.
3. Facility-based care, encompassing adult foster care, board-and-care homes, assisted living communities, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities.