Services that help meet the medical and nonmedical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability.
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Services that include medical and non-medical care provided to people who are unable to perform basic activities of daily living such as dressing or bathing. Long-term supports and services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. Individuals may need long-term supports and services at any age. Medicare and most health insurance plans don’t pay for long-term care.
Long Term Care is the assistance or supervision you may need when you are not able to do some of the basic "activities of daily living" (ADL) like bathing, dressing or moving from a bed to a chair. Examples of conditions in which you might need assistance with ADLs are: injury, illness, advanced age, or mental deterioration.
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