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Nursing and Long-Term Care

Nursing and Long-Term Care

Life expectancy is going up in most countries, meaning more and more people are living longer and entering an age when they may need skilled nursing or long-term care. Long-term care (LTC) is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. Skilled Nursing is an elevated level of medical care that can only be provided by a licensed medical professional.

It is common for long-term care to provide custodial and non-skilled care. Senior living communities that offer formal long-term care services typically provide living accommodation for people who require on-site delivery of around-the-clock supervised care, including professional health services, personal care and services such as meals, laundry and housekeeping.