Long-term health care is a phrase which is used to describe a variety of services including extended healthcare, personal care, and social needs of persons who are chronically ill, infirm, or suffer from a cognitive disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Many people perceive long term care as simply the care received at a nursing home. Long term care is actually many services that enable an individual to maintain a certain level of quality of life.
These types of services might include:
- Help with daily activities such as bathing and dressing
- Respite care
- Home health care
- Adult day care
- Or care in a nursing home