What is Long Term Care?
Long term care refers to medical and non-medical support services needed to improve or maintain one's health and daily functions. Services may be provided in an individual's home, community, or residential setting.
Long term care is needed when you require help with everyday activities of daily living. Activities of Daily Living (or ADLs) include bathing, dressing, transferring from bed to chair, toileting, and feeding. Because of injury, disease, or age, many people will need some type of long term care services during their lifetime.
If you require long term care, you may need one or more of the following:
- Services in your home (home-delivered meals, homemaker, personal care, physical therapy or nursing services);
- Care in the community (congregate dining, respite, adult day care); and/or
- Care in a variety of long term facilities (enriched housing, assisted living, adult home, nursing home).
NY Connects provides linkages to:
- Home and Community Based Services such as:
- Home Delivered Meals
- Personal Care
- Private Duty Nursing
- Home Attendant
- Long Term Home Healthcare
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Adult Day Services
- Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
- Early Intervention
- Caregiver Support
- Respite Care
Residential Services such as:
- Adult Homes
- Assisted Living
- Nursing Homes