What Kind Of Care Is Covered By Long Term Care Policies?

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Covered expenses can vary from policy to policy. In a comprehensive policy, benefits are paid for services delivered in nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, or at home. A non-comprehensive policy restricts the benefits to services that are provided in nursing facilities. Care is further subdivided into skilled care and custodial care. Skilled care is generally ordered by a physician under a plan of treatment, and is provided 24 hours a day. It is usually provided in a nursing home. Personal care or custodial care helps a person perform ADLs (activities of daily living) — assistance that can be provided in almost any setting.

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