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:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Using the Toilet
  • Transferring (to or from Bed or Chair)
  • Caring for Incontinence
  • Eating

Other common long-term care services and supports are assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including:

  • Housework
  • 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