Think of long term care as the day-to-day help needed by people with illnesses that last a long time (chronic illnesses), disabilities, or other conditions. Some people need long term care for several months, while others need it for years or a lifetime.
Long term care can include:
Changes to your home to make it safer, more comfortable, and easier to get around
Technology that helps you stay independent
Help with housekeeping, meals, and personal care like bathing or getting dressed
Skilled medical care provided by a nurse or other health care professional