Long-Term Care


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Long-Term Care

Long-term medical care for a debilitating but non-life threatening condition. For example, one may require long-term care if one is involved in a car accident or has a non-terminal disease that does not allow him/her to live independently. Long-term care often involves the inability to perform at least some of the activities of daily living. One may purchase long-term care insurance to pay for some of the expenses associated with long-term care.
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Grachek: One of College Chairman Larry Slatky's goals is closer collaboration with the trade and professional associations in long-term care.
The Ontario Nurses' Association says new legislation is missing key elements that are essential to safer long-term care environments: minimum staffing standards, improved working conditions and adequate transparency and accountability regarding how public funds are being spent.
About 40% of the nation's functionally disabled people who need long-term care are between the ages of 18 and 64.
The cost of their care is covered by programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, private health or long-term care insurance or "self financing" by patients.
Wrong,'' said Ron Barkley, a Los Angeles elder law attorney who specializes in navigating long-term care financing.
PharMetica offers long-term care facilities a comprehensive pharmacy strategy that is client-oriented and full-service.
More people receive Medicaid long-term care services in the community, but the lion's share of spending is on expensive, institutional services.
And some long-term care companies have filed bankruptcy or sold facilities, further harming the entire market and eroding society's ability to provide the best care for its elders.
Giving renewed life to the profession's credibility will, in the long run, reverse the downward spiral into which inappropriate litigation has brought to the field of long-term care.

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