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“About 70 percent of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime. More than 40 percent need care in a nursing home for some period of time,” says the National Institute of Health (NIH). According to the NIH, what is termed long term care (LTC) can actually last for a long time or a short time. Long term care can be delivered in an institutional setting or the home. It would depend on the specific situation and needs of the patient.
LTC has become a very broad term and evolved into a term for the type of care required rather than the time period. A patient might require long term care due to a sudden illness or injury. In that case, rehabilitative therapy may be required in a long term facility such as a nursing home. On the other hand, the patient might need long term, on-going care due to disease progression such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
There is a wide array of institutional care available to the elderly depending upon their medical need and condition. Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living centers are all part of the continuum of care. A big determinant of care is cost. These services are covered in varying degrees by the many types of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare where the specific parameters are spelled out by each plan.