Long term care is growing more important as our population ages but desires to stay at home and in their own community. Long term care services are specially designed to keep you independent, active and living a healthy life.
Long term care is provided by Licensed Nursing Assistants with RN oversight, and by Home Health Aides and Homemaker support services.
Licensed Nursing Assistants help with daily living activities and provide “hands-on” personal care services. These may include assistance with bathing, dressing and eating. Specific duties depend on your individual needs as evaluated by the nurse supervisor and established in your plan of care.
Homemaking or on-medical assistance is provided to clients by home health aides and homemakers. They perform such services as help with laundry, groceries, cleaning and other routine household tasks.
Long term care services are covered by Long Term Care Insurances, NH/ME Medicaid and NH State Grant Programs for qualifying persons. Private pay clients are also welcome.
Long Term Care
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Access and make connections to resources you need to make informed choices and live independently in your community;
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Explore your future care, evaluate pros and cons of specific choices and develop an action plan based on what is important to you; and
Understand and access Medicare and Medicaid.
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