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Understanding Long Term Care

Long-term care is needed when you have a long-term illness or disability that causes you to need help with everyday activities of daily living.

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Planning for Long Term Care

Planning ahead allows you to have more control over your future and helps you understand what service options are available in your community.

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Paying for Long Term Care

An important part of planning for long-term care is deciding how to pay for it. There are variations in costs based on the type and amount of care you need, which provider you use, and where you live.

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Phone: (716) 858-8526
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Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202