What is long-term care?
Long-term care includes a range of services that you or your loved one may need to meet personal care needs. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as:
- Using the toilet
- Transferring (to or from bed or chair)
- Caring for incontinence
Long-term care may also include assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) including:
- Managing money
- Taking medication
- Preparing and cleaning up after meals
- Using the telephone or other communication devices
- Responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms
What’s different about long-term care at A.G. Rhodes versus other types of long-term care facilities or agencies?
While there are many types of facilities and agencies that offer long-term care services such as assisted living, continuum of care facilities or home care agencies, the A.G. Rhodes homes are skilled nursing facilities, which provide a comprehensive range of long-term care services, including nursing care and 24-hour supervision.
Moving to a skilled nursing facility—commonly known as a nursing home—is often considered the safest choice for those who need help with most of their ADL and IADL, and who require 24/7 care that they can’t get at home.
For more information about long-term care, visit www.longtermcare.gov.
Whether you or your loved one comes from the hospital, home or another senior living facility, admission to a nursing home will require the recommendation of a physician. See our Admissions page for more information about the admissions process at A.G. Rhodes.
Visit our Financial Information page to learn about the cost and payment of long-term care, short-term recovery and therapy and rehabilitation services.