Long term care focuses on patients who require medical attention for an extended period of time. Care is provided for those who need help carrying out normal daily activities due to cognitive issues or loss of muscular control and strength. Rehabilitation, skilled nursing, palliative care, supervision, and many other social and personal care are examples of services offered under long term care. Long term care may be provided at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and at home.

Source: nlm.nih.gov