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Planning for Long-Term Care

What is long-term care?

Long-term care is not medical care. It is the assistance people need once they are incapable of performing “activities of daily living.” These can include eating, bathing, continence, dressing and transferring.

Typically, long-term care needs arise as we get older, but they can also be due to an injury or debilitating illness, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, or a cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

NEA Member Guide to Long-Term Care Planning