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Long-Term Care/Residential Care 

Long-Term Care/Residential Care
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Long-Term Care/Residential Care
Author(s):

Tahira I. Lodhi

and Tania Alchalabi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466268.003.0028
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date: 20 October 2019

Given the increase in the geriatric population, the norms of long-term care systems will be forced to change in societies all over the world. This chapter provides an overview of the different levels of care available, from independent living to inpatient, subacute, rehab, assisted living facilities, group homes, and long-term care. A case study is provided of a couple’s declining health trajectory and worsening functional status, identifying resources that pay for various levels of care. Given that care plans must be tailored to the patient’s needs and circumstance, this review provides the foundation to build the structure of a transition or discharge plan. The use of complementary and alternative medicine in long-term care facilities is briefly covered.

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