Long Term Care in Health Services

Jenny Brodsky, A. Mark Clarfield

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Demographic transitions are changing the health needs of the population. Care for the chronically ill and for people with disabilities is a growing challenge in practically all societies. Long-term care (LTC) includes activities undertaken for persons who are not fully capable of self-care on a long-term basis by informal caregivers (mainly the family) and by formal caregivers. All developed countries have established LTC programs under the auspices of health and welfare services, and many developing countries are in the initial stages of some development. However, there is no single paradigm. The article focuses on critical key issues in the organization and provision of LTC, providing insight for development of care policies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128037089
ISBN (Print)9780128036785
StatePublished - 6 Oct 2016


  • Activities of daily living
  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Entitlement for LTC
  • Family care
  • Formal care
  • Home care
  • Informal care
  • Institutional care
  • Integration of services
  • Long-term care
  • Needs assessment
  • Nursing care
  • Personal care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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