Long-term care, sometimes abbreviated LTC, focuses on the providing of services that enthusiastically promote independent living and quality of life, while still meeting an individual's medical and non-medical goals daily. There are many forms of long-term care available which include in-home care, assisted living facilitates, nursing homes, and retirement communities. While long-term care facilities typically offer a highly variable array of services, including meals, laundry, and housekeeping services, history has shown that greater success is achieved with these bundling of services in a smaller, more intimate facility, such as Jefferson Park at Dandridge.
Common Long-term Care Services
While long-term care services range from organization to organization, one can expect the same general services offering, which include professional-trained staff, CNAs, and/or nurses who aid with daily living activities, medication management, drug therapy, rehabilitative therapy, and post-hospital care, in addition to, designing personalized care plans and diet plans. With the higher attention to detail available, it's quite common for residents of long-term care homes to experience a higher quality of living and experience more freedom and independence than in-home, long-term care options.
Benefits of Long-Term Care
While both home health care and long-term care in a nursing home offer access to nursing, drug therapy, and physical therapy, having access to physicians and highly trained nursing staff on an around the clock basis is truly superior. Additionally, it's difficult to match the actual physical facilities offered in a modern long-term care facility. Over and beyond the normal long-term care services, you may also be able to find long-term care organizations that provide personal services such as benefits counseling, mental health services, and family education, all of which can also help provide an extended level of service for one's family and financial needs during periods of transition into a long-term program.
Long-Term Care in Jefferson County
Jefferson Park at Dandridge, located in the heart of Jefferson County, TN, is a leader in compassionate long-term care, offering a range of senior living services. Additionally, Jefferson Park at Dandridge offers a more homelike, non-traditional approach to long-term care named "The Green House Homes". Through this innovative approach, we provide living quarters complete with common area fireplace, open kitchen and dining area, staffed by highly trained nurses and universal workers, specifically trained to offer total care to its residents.
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