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. Activities of Daily Living (or ADLs) include bathing, dressing, moving from bed to chair, toileting, feeding). Because of injury, disease or age, many people will need some type of long term care services during their lifetime.
If you need long term care, you may need one or more of the following:
- Services in your home (home-delivered meals, homemaker, personal care, physical therapy or nursing services);
- Care in the community (congregate dining, respite, adult day care); and/or
- Care in a variety of long term facilities (enriched housing, assisted living, adult home, nursing home).
Long term care may help you get the services you need so that you may live safely in the most comfortable setting.
For more information, or to discuss your particular situation, contact Erie County NY Connects:
Telephone: 716-858-8526 (local calls)
1-800-396-2705 (toll-free long distance)
contact us on-line
Erie County NY Connects
95 Franklin St., Room 1329
Buffalo, NY 14202