Long-term care is traditionally provided for individuals who can no longer care for themselves. There are many different types of long-term care depending on your financial situation and health needs. Long-term care encompasses services like Assisted Living, 24-hour Home Care, Long-term Skilled Nursing and Memory Care. A healthcare professional can guide you towards the best option for you depending on your medical, mental, and physical situation.
Those who need long-term care are often people living with chronic health problems that affect their ability to perform everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, remembering to take medication, and receiving proper nutrition. According to the National Institute of Aging, “The need for long-term care can arise suddenly, such as after a heart attack or stroke. Most often, however, it develops gradually, as people get older and frailer or as an illness or disability gets worse.” Long-term care redefines the problems and finds solutions based on a new understanding of complex situations.