Long Term Care

In the year 2000, almost 10 million individuals needed some form of long-term care within the United States. Of this population, 3.6 million (37%) were under age 65 and 6 million (63%) were over age 65 (Roger & Komisar, 2003).  Almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Many people think the phrase “long-term care” refers to an insurance policy. While insurance coverage may be part of your health care strategy, long-term care encompasses everything from long-term services, physical & moral support, finances, to where you will live and how you will navigate the myriad of legal, family, and social dynamics along the way.

Most long-term care is provided at home or residential care facility. Other kinds of long-term care services and support are provided by community service organizations and in bonded & licensed long-term care facilities.

Examples of home care services include:

  • An unpaid caregiver who may be a family member or friend
  • A nurse, home health or home care aide, and/or therapist who comes to the home

Community support services include:

  • Adult day care service centers
  • Transportation services
  • Home care agencies that provide services on a daily basis or as needed

Often these services supplement the care you receive at home or provide time off for your family caregivers.

Outside the home, a variety of facility-based programs offer more options:

  • Nursing homes provide the most comprehensive range of services, including nursing care and 24-hour supervision
  • Other facility-based choices include assisted living, board and care homes, and continuing care retirement communities. With these providers, the level of choice over who delivers your care varies by the type of facility.  You may not get to choose who will deliver services, and you may have limited say in when they arrive. Assisted living facilities refer to housing for elderly and/or people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Our number one goal at Dulce Villas Assisted Senior Living Facilities is to offer the best and most humane quality of assisted living services for our residents around the clock. Our Assisted Living Facilities and Services  at Dulce Villas offer long term care as an alternative to Nursing homes, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed.