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1. How is long term care delivered, in what settings, and how is it financed?
Particularly, long term care refers to the broad range of medical as well as personal aid
that individuals with emotional and physical needs require– for several weeks or months. In most
of the times, it is usually due to chronic illness or a disability. It may also be due to old age.
Some of the services that encompass long term care include nursing facility care, home health
aide services, personal care services, transportation, adult daycare programs and supported
employment. Therefore, there is the provision of care planning as well as care coordination
services. This way, the beneficiaries of the long term care can be assisted through navigating the
health system and guarantee that there is the proper provision of services in meeting or
exceeding their needs and preferences.
It is notable that the long term care services are delivered in community-based settings as
well as institutional and home settings. In such settings, there are nursing facilities. Besides,
there are intermediate care facilities especially for the individuals with intellectual disabilities. In
these settings, the main focus is on the continuity of care after the individual has been give
treatment of acute ...