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Long Term Care

Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as:

  • Bathing

  • Dressing

  • Using the toilet

  • Transferring (to or from bed or chair)

  • Caring for incontinence

  • Eating

Other common long-term care services and supports are assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including:

  • Housework

  • Managing money

  • Taking medication

  • Preparing and cleaning up after meals

  • Shopping for groceries or clothes

  • Using the telephone or other communication devices

  • Caring for pets

  • Responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms

What are my long-term care choices?

Long-term care services and support typically come from:

  • An unpaid caregiver who may be a family member or friend

  • A nurse, home health or home care aide, and/or therapist who comes to the home

  • Adult day services in the area

  • A variety of long-term care facilities

Visit for more information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.

To learn more about Long Term Care and your options call
Senior LinkAge Line at (800) 333-2433!

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