What Is Long Term Care?
Long Term Care (LTC) comprises a number of different care types which help with both medical and personal health needs. These personal needs are also called “activities of daily living” or “ADLs” for short. ADLs include bathing, dressing, cooking, eating, toileting and so forth.
What Are the Goals of Long Term Care? (3 Key Things)
This type of care has a few primary goals. Firstly, to help people live as safely and independently as possible. Secondly, to reduce physical and emotional pain. Thirdly, to slow down further deterioration of health.
Who Needs Long Term Care?
LTC is usually provided to people who are unable to perform many of their daily activities unassisted. The United States National Institute of Aging (NIH) reports that about 70% of people over age 65 will need some type of LTC during their lifetime.
When Should I Start Planning? (3 Questions to Ask)
The time to start planning for LTC is before you actually need it. It’s important to start planning sooner rather than later because this gives you time. Having time to accrue savings, and make provision with insurance brokers is important. In addition it will also help you choose the best LTC provider. Here are 3 key questions to ask yourself:
- Does my family have a history of age-related ailments like Alzheimer’s or dementia?
- Do I lead an active lifestyle with proper nutrition?
- What would happen if I were to become seriously ill or disabled?
Faircape Health (3 Excellent Care Offerings)
Faircape Health offers three of the most commonly needed types of LTC. We offer frail care, dementia care, and palliative care. We provide these services in 6 prime locations across the Western Cape. All of our staff are extensively trained and all of our centres are licensed by the Department of Health & the Department of Social Development. We also have specialised COVID-friendly visiting rooms to help families stay together in the age of social distancing.