Long Term Care

The phrase “long term care” is becoming better known as the population continues to age, and individuals have to be cared for over the long term. Improved medical intervention means that many people are living longer, even though they are frail. The increasing incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia has meant that long term care is becoming a solution for those who may be physically fit.

Deciding the point at which long term care is needed can be a difficult family decision. Sometimes the family can ensure that the individual is safely cared for, and at other times the support of social services can make all the difference. The wishes of the person involved, of course, play a huge part. Some individuals may prefer the independence of staying in their own home, while a residential care home with a good reputation for long term care helps others feel less dependent and more secure.

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