Long-term care (LTC) includes a range of services and supports you may need to meet your health or personal needs over a long period of time.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
I thought you might find the National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information of interest.
Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called “Activities of Daily Living."
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Interesting information in the LTC Clearing House websites includes:
Understanding long-term care services and your possible needs. This section includes a list of services and supports you might need as your age. For more information go here -- Understanding LTC.
Planning ahead for long term care. About 70 percent of people over age 65 require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. For more information go here -- Planning for LTC.
The average costs for long-term care in the United States (in 2010) are:
- $205 per day or $6,235 per month for a semi-private room in a nursing home
- $229 per day or $6,965 per month for a private room in a nursing home
- $3,293 per month for care in an assisted living facility (for a one-bedroom unit)
- $21 per hour for a home health aide
- $19 per hour for homemaker services
- $67 per day for services in an adult day health care center
This LTC website also includes information on resources and more.
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- Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia
- What is Alzheimer's Disease?
- Why I Invented Alzheimer's World and the Power of Positive Reinforcement
- Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room