The need for long-term care may be brought on by the effects of a debilitating disease, injury, or simply by the natural aging process.
Most older people are independent but later in life, especially in the 80s and 90s, one may begin to need help with everyday activities like shopping, cooking, walking, or bathing. For many people, regular or long-term care may mean a little help at first and evetuanlly culminate to frequent care. For others who are frail or suffering from dementia and other chronic conditions long-term care may involve in home care or facility based care where assistance is available 24 hours a day.
When to decide for Long-term Care?
The concerns listed here could be the basis for a need of long-term care:
While other adults couldtolerate living independently with the following chronic conditions, others may already need long-term care: