By Monica E. Oss The term "long-term care" is most often used in context of providing services to aging adults needing assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, preparing meals, and administering medication. Long-term care (or long-term services and supports – LTSS) includes medical and non-medical services in home- and community-based settings (case management, homemaker, home health aide, personal care, adult day health services, habilitation, and respite and institutional settings (nursing facilities, mental institutions, and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled; supported employment; physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy). LTSS are largely covered by Medicaid (see Defining Assisted Living and…
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