0 April 23, 2014

Long-Term Care: Have You Thought About It?

Really, have you thought about long-term care? When you’re young and healthy, this is probably the last thing on your mind. But you can’t deny the fact that you will reach an age where you need all the help and support you can get from someone other than family and friends. Thinking about long-term care may give you a sense of foreboding, but it is best to prepare for the possibility. According to LongTermCare.gov, “In 2000, almost 10 million people needed some form of long-term care in the United States.” The numbers could have increased by then. What are the features of long-term care? There is a range of services and support that is included in long-term care, most of which are designed to meet your personal care needs. It provides assistance with whatever personal tasks you might need done in your daily life. When you have mobility issues, long-term care can prove beneficial. It is, however, different from medical care, although some providers extend their services to cover certain areas of health care. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) As the name suggests, this part of long-term care covers some of the activities involved in your daily living.

  • Personal care
  • Chore service
  • Care management

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