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Types of Long Term Care and Where to Get Them

TYPES OF LONG TERM CARE and Where to Get Them Being acquainted with the different types of long term care services is the first step in planning for it. Understanding each type is essential in knowing which service will be best suited for you. HOME-BASED CARE Home Health Care Offers part-time medical services ordered by a physician for a specific condition services are provided by paid or unpaid caregivers in a person's own home to help. them live as independently as possible 12 MILLION require home health care in the U.S. 69 u of home health care recipients. are women Homemaker Services Offers personal care and as sistance at home, such as meal preparation and chores Services may be provided for reasons of: • illness disability • absence of caregivers • to prevent adult abuse/neglect Focuses more on support services to help recipients maintain their home 2 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE services provide recreational and social opportunities as well as personal care in a home-like environment Adult Day Care Offers health, social, and other services in a safe place during the daytime as their family caregivers go to work Assisted Living (36.5% of participants are 65 years old and below Offers daily he alth care and Nearly half of all participants have some assistance, housekeeping, and 24-hour supervision and part-time level of dementia medical care for residents More than half of residents are are at least 85 years old and are mostly female 22 Median length of stay is 22 months months FACILITY-BASED CARE provides 24-hour full-time assistance and medical care as needed Nursing Homes Offers health and personal care services to people who constantly need it, focusing more on medical care than other facilities 2 YEARS the average length 42.3% people in nursing homes are age 85 and above of time of admission TYPES OF LONG TERM CARE SERVICES HOME HEALTH CARE HOMEMAKER SERVICES ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY ADULT DAY CARE NURSING HOME CARE Assistance with Bathing Assistance with Dressing Assistance with Transferring Assistance with Using the Toilet Assistance with Eating Assistance with Transportation Assistance with Continence Running for Errands Companionship Housekeeping Household Tasks Meal Preparation Medication Reminders Health Monitoring Medically Licensed Caregiver Medical Equipment and Facility Close Supervision Full-time Supervision Social and Leisure Activities Permanent Residence High Level of Independence Having One's Privacy CREATED BY: SOURCES: Aging & Disability Services. Homem aker. 2012. ALFA Creating the Future of Senior Living. Assisted Living. 2013. ACSIA Depar tm ent of Health and Hum an Services. Home Health Care. April 2013. FloridaHeal Long Term Care. March 2013. National Association of Insurance Commissioners. A Shopper's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance. 2013. Independent Long Term Care planning since 1974 NIH Senior Health. Com munity-Based Services. April 2011. NIH Senior Health. Facility-Based Services. April 2011. for more information visit Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company. Tax-qualified Long- Term Care Insurance. 2012. Medline Plus: Trus ted Health Inform ation for You. Assisted Living. Septem ber 2013. State of New Jersey: Depar tm ent of Banking & Insurance. What You Should Know About Long Term Care. 2008. > >>> > > >>> > >>> > > >

Types of Long Term Care and Where to Get Them

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Planning for retirement age includes knowing more about Long Term Care especially for when you need it. Here are the different types of Long Term Care services that could help you know which one would...


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