Long-Term Care

Frequently Asked Questions

8. Who provides long-term care in the home?

It depends on a person's exact needs. Most home--based care is personal care, such as help with bathing, dressing, and taking medications. Unpaid family members, partners, friends, and neighbors provide most of this type of care. Other types of home-based care, such as skilled nursing care after surgery, are provided by paid professionals, including nurses, home health care aides, therapists, and homemakers.

Family and friends can also help loved ones if they live far away. Find out what long-distance caregivers can do.