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Long-Term Care

  • Robert L. Kane
  • Rosalie A. Kane

Abstract

As with many social programs, long-term care (LTC) was not planned; most countries drifted into programmatic responses to an aging society. It is now necessary to rationalize what has evolved in bits and pieces. LTC poses a special problem because it covers so many aspects of life. It is essentially care in response to chronic dependency. It crosses many boundaries: physical and mental health care, health and social care, social services and housing, formal services, and family care.

Keywords

Nursing Home Home Care Acute Care Informal Care Nursing Home Resident 
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  • Robert L. Kane
  • Rosalie A. Kane

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