How Are Long-Term Care Services Provided?

To understand how long-term care services are provided, it is first important to understand the overall concept of Long-Term Care. Many people think of Long-Term Care only in terms of being confined in a nursing home due to a complete incapacity. And while Long-Term Care does include and provide for this possibility, the complete picture is that Long-Term Care encompasses a variety of services which are generally divided into four categories:

  1. Home Health Care
  2. Community Care
  3. Assisted Living Facilities
  4. Nursing Homes