Long term care describes services for individuals who need help with self-care or household tasks due to a chronic condition or disability. The goal of long-term care is not to maximize the individual's ability to live independently. Long-term care services may include tasks such as bathing, dressing, housecleaning, or preparing meals. It may be provided by family members, nursing home staff, home care workers, or other caregivers.
1. Family Caregiver Alliance. (n.d.). Selected Long-Term Care Statistics. Retrieved July 16, 2009, from http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=440 .
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