Long-term care explained

Article about Long-term care explained

Feb 1, 2021

It has been estimated that 70% of people over the age of 65 will need some form of long-term medical care due to an accident, age or illness, and the costs are rising. Despite what many believe, Medicare and private insurance rarely pay for long-term care services. Planning now is essential so that you or other family members can have the resources you need.

Opened in 2010, Villa Healthcare owned by Mark Berger, is focused on quality care and good outcomes. The company is committed to providing quality care and services at an affordable price point. More than that, the company's leadership, starting from its founder, Mark Berger Villa Healthcare, strives to improve quality of life for the patients they serve. The health and well-being of the residents is always at the forefront. That is why they have developed tailored care plans and coordinate supplemental services to help ensure their needs are being met, and they offer nutritious meals and daily fitness and wellness classes to help them thrive.

Bellow, Mark Berger Villa Healthcare has explained that a person with a prolonged physical illness, a disability, or a cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease) often falls into the category of a person or patient who needs long-term physical care.

Long-term care is different from traditional medical care. It is a situation where a patient is in need of daily assistance, both physical and medical. The care received may not help improve or correct medical problems. Long-term care services can include help with:

  • Daily life activities
  • Home health care
  • Temporary care
  • Hospice care
  • Adult care
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Nursing care

Long-term care may also include care management services, which will assess your needs and coordinate and monitor the delivery of long-term care services.

A person with a physical illness or disability often needs practical or passive assistance with activities of daily living. People with cognitive impairments generally need supervision, protection, or verbal reminders to carry out daily activities.

The way long-term care services are delivered is changing. Specialty care and personal care are still the most frequently used terms to describe long-term care and the type or level of care you may need.

Specialized care and personal care

People generally need specialized care for medical conditions that require the care of medical personnel, such as professional nurses or therapists. This care is usually needed 24 hours a day. A doctor must ask for it, and care must follow a plan.

People usually get specialized care in a nursing home, but they can also get it in other places. For example, skilled care can be obtained at home with the help of nurses or home therapists. Some examples of specialty care include physical therapy, caring for a wound, or supervising the administration of IV medications.


Articles authored by Mark Berger Villa Healthcare

Published: Feb 1, 2021