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Long-Term Care HCA/210 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE Long-Term Care What is long-term care? Crystal Lowe 7/8/2011 1
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Long-Term Care Long-term care refers to a collection of services that are intended to meet the medical and non-medical needs of disabled or chronically ill patients. These services include social, medical/ nursing, and community services. They often require assisting the patient or patients in performing day-to-day tasks like dressing, bathing and eating. Long-term care can be provided for anybody and can be performed in a nursing home, in the individual's residence or in assisted living centers, and there are a variety of ways to pay for long term care, including personal savings , long-term care insurance, and Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The United States health care system can be somewhat complicated and often have some barriers or limitations to care. The continuum of care is one of the concepts that is applied to prevent the limitations within the system. Continuum of care is defined as: A range of services
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