Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. 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 (ADLs), such as:
- Using the toilet
- Transferring (to or from bed or chair)
- Caring for incontinence
Other common long-term care services an
d supports are assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including:
- Managing money
- Taking medication
- Preparing and cleaning up after meals
- Shopping for groceries or clothes
- Using the telephone or other communication devices
- Caring for pets
- Responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms
TruCare provides a wide variety of services and products to Long Term Care facilities and senior populations living independently, thus saving the patient money, optimizing resident care and increasing overall efficiency.
With our staff of highly trained and qualified pharmacists and techni
cians, no one is able to provide more personalized and efficient service than TruCare. Our personalized service offering is just part of our commitment to ensure that you are always able to quickly speak to a real person who is qualified and capable to assist you on each and every call.
The most common type of long-term care is personal care — help with everyday activities, also called “activities of daily living.” These activities include bathing, dressing, grooming, using the toilet, eating, and moving around — for example, getting out of bed and into a chair.
Long-term care also includes community services such as meals, adult day care, and transportation services. These services may be provided free or for a fee
Who Will Need Long-Term Care?
It is difficult to predict how much or what type of long-term care a person might need. Several things increase the risk of needing long-term care.
- Age — The risk generally increases as people get older.
- Gender — Women are at higher risk than men, primarily because they often live longer.
- Marital status — Single people are more likely than married people to need care from a paid provider.
- Lifestyle — Poor diet and exercise habits can increase a person’s risk.
- Health and family history — These factors also affect risk.
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