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An extended period – Either permanent or during recovery from a serious illness or injury -of assistance with basic activities of daily living (sometimes called personal care), such as bathing, eating, dressing and moving around.

It includes monitoring of health and safety and may also include nursing care and physical or other therapy, meals, social activities, and housekeeping. Long-term care can be provided in a private home, an organized senior residence, or nursing facility.

Last Updated On August 12, 2018