About Long-Term Care
|| To better understand long-term care, let’s take a
look at a typical day in most of our lives.
We are able to get out of bed, use the commode, shower, groom, dress, prepare meals, shop for
essentials, care for loved ones, drive to work…and the list goes on….I think you get the
The medical community defines the human
ability to function as the Six Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) which are:
- Using the commode (ability to get to
commode on time and lift yourself on and off)
- Eating (including preparation of
meals, shopping, feeding ourselves)
- Transferring (carry yourself from one
place to another)
- Bowel and Bladder
- If we develop a cognitive impairment
such as dementia or Alzheimer’s
If we are injured in an automobile
accident, sports-related injury, work-related injury, surgery, life-changing medical
diagnosis or simply fall and break an arm or leg and we are not able to perform at least
Two of the Six Activities of Daily Living, then we need long-term care.
So, if we are not able to get out of bed and use the commode or bathe ourselves, get ourselves
out of the house and get to work or care for loved ones, we need long-term care. How much does
cost and how do we pay for long-term care?
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