What is Long-term Care?
Long-term care is kind of what it sounds like — services that you will receive for a long time. Sometimes services can be provided in your home. Other times you may get help in a facility, such as a nursing home.
If you are older or have a disability, there may be some things you no longer can do for yourself. Call 1-855- 937-2372 to talk to a trained professional who can start you on the road to getting the services you need.
Long-term care is:
- Someone to monitor your health or help you take medication
- Someone to help you bathe, dress or use the bathroom
- Someone to prepare or deliver meals
- Someone to help you clean or maintain your home
- Someone to drive you to doctor appointments
- Someone to provide a break (also called respite care) for the people who care for you
Long-term care is not:
- Rehabilitation to help you recover from an accident or illness
- Routine doctor visits
- Help paying for utilities, such as phone or electricity
- Help paying for food or rent