Long term care facilities provide services for those needing permanent care, and to those planning on returning home after rehabilitation.  While the predominant population served are seniors, all ages may require long term care services at some point in their life.  The following is a list of the six basic types of services provided by a long term care facility.

Skilled nursing care

Activities of daily living

Medical care

Sub-acute care


Types of facilities include:

Skilled nursing facilities

Assisted living residencies

Adult day care

Alzheimer’s care centers

Hospice services

Respite care