What is Long-term Care?

When a person requires someone else to help him with his physical needs over an extended period of time, this is long-term care. If you are older or have a disability, there may be some things you need help doing. Call 855-YES-ADRC (855-937-2372) to talk to a trained professional who can start you on the road to getting the services and supports you need.

Long-term care is:

  • Someone to monitor your health or help you take medication
  • Someone to help you bathe, dress or use the bathroom
  • Someone to prepare or deliver meals
  • Someone to help you clean or maintain your home
  • Someone to drive you to doctor appointments
  • Someone to provide a break (also called respite care) for caregivers

Long-term care is not:

  • Rehabilitation to help you recover from an accident or illness
  • Routine doctor visits
  • Help paying for utilities, such as phone or electricity
  • Help paying for food or rent