What is Long Term Care?

What is 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:




Using the toilet

Transferring (to or from bed or chair)

Caring for incontinence


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



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


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