What is long-term care?

Long-Term Care or Extended Care is required when someone experiences…

A Physical Impairment caused by a chronic medical condition, that can be managed by medication and therapy, but cannot be cured by either.

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A Cognitive Impairment that causes a measurable decline in their intellect, which eventually compromises their ability to safely interact with their environment.

Long-Term Care services, are those services designed to assist someone who has lost some or all of the ability to care for him or herself due to an illness, an accident or simply the frailty of aging.  The services help people maintain the normal activities of daily living; activities like bathing, continence, dressing, eating, toileting and transferring (like moving from a bed to a chair or from a chair to standing, etc.). Long-term care services can be provided in your home, in and through community resources or in a formal setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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