What is Long-Term Care?
Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.

Long-term care is provided in different places by different caregivers, depending on a person’s needs. Most long-term care is provided at home by unpaid family members and friends. Care can also be provided by paid caregivers, usually at home, but also in a facility such as a nursing home. At Lakeside Manor Retirement in Reno Nevada, we provide amazing long-term care to the residents in our facility. Rated amongst the best in Northern Nevada, our staff is ready to assist your loved one(s) at a moments notice.

The most common type of long-term care is personal care – help with everyday activities, also called “activities of daily living.” These activities include bathing, dressing, grooming, using the toilet, eating, and moving around. Here at Lakeside Manor, we take extreme pride in being able to assistant our residents in any way possible; or to whatever extent they require.

Long-term care also includes community services such as meals, adult day care, and transportation services. These services are provided free at Lakeside Retirement.

Health Drives the Need for Care
People often need long-term care when they have a serious, ongoing health condition or disability. The need for long-term care can arise suddenly, such as after a heart attack or stroke. Most often, however, it develops gradually, as people get older and frailer, or as an illness or disability gets worse. We have certified and on-call nurses ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to aid your loved one(s).

How Long Does Care Last?
Long-term care can last a short time or a long time. Short-term care lasts several weeks or a few months while someone is recovering from a sudden illness or injury. Long-term care can be ongoing, as with someone who is severely disabled from a stroke or who has Alzheimer’s disease. Many people can remain at home if they have help from family and friends or paid services. But some people move permanently to a nursing home or other type of facility if their needs can no longer be met at home.

*About 70 percent of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime. More than 40 percent need care in a nursing home for some period of time.