“Long term care” is a term you might have heard if you’ve ever interacted with the health care system or aging services. You’re going to be hearing it more and more as growing numbers of Americans reach age 65 and the home care worker labor shortage surges to record levels.
In this post, I’ll break down all the common suffixes that come behind the phrase “long term care.”
Long Term Care as a Service
You’ve been told your loved one needs long term care. When we first hear from a doctor or hospital social worker that our loved one needs “long term care,” it can be daunting. Most of us have no context for what that really means, so our minds go directly to the nursing home.[Read more…]