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Long-Term Care Services

A variety of services and supports to meet health or personal care needs over an extended period of time. This includes medical and non-medical care to people with a chronic illness or disability. Long-term care helps meet health or personal needs. Most long-term care assists people with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Long-term care can be provided at home, in an adult day care center, an assisted living community, or a nursing home. In order for state Medicaid programs to pay for home care or assisted living for an individual that meets the income eligibility requirements, the individual must require a level of care equivalent to that received in a nursing home.

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