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What is Long Term Care?

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78% of adults living in the community and in need of long term care depend on family and friends as their only source of help.
Source: Georgetown Univeristy, 2004 Long-Term Care Financing Project

What is Long Term Care?

  • Service and supports needed when one's ability to care for self has been reduced by chronic illness, disability, or fraility.

Breakdown by age group of who might need long term services and support:

Who Needs Long Term Care
1999 National Long Term Care Survey and the 1994 National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement

Services are usually provided:

  • Family and friends at home
  • Through home and community-based services, such as home   health care, personal care, and adult day services.
  • In institutional settings, such as nursing homes or residential care facilities.

 

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