Long Term Care (LTC)
Health, personal and social care provided over a sustained period of time to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired. This may include in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.
More Common Terms
- Custodial Care Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).
- Delirium Delirium resembles depression and dementia, but it comes on suddenly but is a temporary condition lasting for hours or linger for days.
- Pneumonia An infection and inflammation of lungs caused by bacteria, fungus or virus.