What Are the Three Types of Long-Term Care?

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April 12, 2022 Long-Term Care

The three types of long-term care are nursing home, assisted living, and in-home care.

Nursing Home

Nursing homes, also called, skilled nursing, are for when someone requires 24/7 care. The facilities that have skilled nursing usually will also have rehabilitation therapy programs and advanced medical services. These facilities are a long-term care option but can also be an option for short-term patients.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is for aging seniors who need help with day-to-day activities like medication or meals but do not require around-the-clock care. They will usually live in a community of other patients and take part in activities and meals while also being helped by staff with their daily activities.

In-Home Care

In-home care, also called home health care, is for those looking to receive care in their home. The type of care given will depend on the needs of the patient; care can range from helping with housekeeping and meals to having 24/7 care. It is a more expensive option but allows a senior to remain in their home for as long as possible.

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