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
- Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
- Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
- Home Health Agency Health, personal and social care provided in the home to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired.