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