Meaning regular assistance with medical care (nursing, medicating, and physical therapy) or personal needs (eating, dressing, bathing, and moving around) provided by someone outside an older person’s family. There are many varieties of long-term care -ranging from part-time home care and adult day care, to personal care residences and nursing facilities.
Some long-term care is temporar. For example, just long enough to help an older person recover from a broken hip or a stroke. However, often once it starts it lasts for the remainder of al older person’s life.
What is Adult Day Care: Services such as meals, social acitivites, and exercise programs, plus companionship, provided for free or low cost at senior centers or special adult day care centers.