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What is long-term care in nursing homes?

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Long-term care refers to a full range of medical, personal, and social services that meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home may be the best choice for people who need 24-hour medical care and supervision.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2018

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