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Serving Hoosier Seniors With Compassionate Care

We Care Long Term

Enriching the Lives of Hoosier Seniors

We are proud of Indiana’s long-term care professionals for their tireless efforts to provide exceptional care for our most vulnerable loved ones. Despite the historic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, these unsung heroes braved the storm and have selflessly risked their lives to ensure the well-being and safety of our parents, grandparents and friends.  We are awed by their unwavering commitment to care and thank them for their continued efforts.

Long-Term Care Hero Spotlight: Brenda

Hear Brenda's Story

As a licensed practical rehabilitation nurse who works in rehab, long term care and assisted living facilities, Brenda sees her residents as if they were her mom or dad – giving them the respect and care she would want for her own parents.

 

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Long-Term Care Facts

Every day, more than 2 million Americans are cared for in long term care facilities.

Nearly two-thirds of short-term nursing home patients return home after receiving therapy.

Over the next three decades, the United States will see unprecedented growth in its senior population as Baby Boomers age.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities: Communities: These are licensed healthcare facilities that offer round-the-clock nursing care and are inspected and regulated by a state’s department of health services. These facilities provide care for individuals who need constant care, including rehabilitation or complex medical needs. They also provide meals, more intense medical care, supervision and activities for residents.
  • Assisted Living Communities: Residents have increased supervision in a home-like setting. Assisted living communities provide health care and assisted living services (like assistance bathing, cleaning and eating) in addition to social and recreational activities.
  • Short Stay Rehabilitation: These programs provide therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident, helping them to achieve their maximum functional capacity and get back to their homes.  The length of stay for those needing short-term, in-patient rehabilitation can range from a couple of days to several weeks.
  • Memory Care: This is a distinct set of services that specifically caters to patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other types of memory problems.

Frequently, long-term care is needed when an individual has serious, ongoing health conditions or disabilities. Long term care facilities provide quality care for chronic and traumatic health issues while giving families peace of mind that their loved one is cared for.

Find Care Options Near You

No. Long-term care facilities serve a variety of patients, including those in need of rehabilitation after a hospital stay. Some long-term facilities serve individuals with specific needs such as those living with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, those who need physical, occupational or speech therapy, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Long-term care staff deliver personalized, custom care to residents. Over the past 40 years, nursing homes have advanced to provide care that is tailored to patients’ individual needs.

Dedicated long term care staff are working hard to keep residents safe during the pandemic, following guidance issued by federal and state public health officials, including upholding strong infection control policies. See some of the ways staff protect long term care patients here.

In addition to protecting residents’ physical health, long term care facilities are prioritizing patients’ mental health during COVID-19 by finding innovative ways to entertain and connect residents with loved ones. These stories show how communities are coming together to make residents smile.

Find a long-term care facility

Many families face the difficult decision of placing a loved one in the care of others. Understanding your long-term care options can help make the transition easier. Did you know there are more than 500 long-term care facilities in Indiana? Use our Care Finder to search for facilities that accommodate varying needs.

 

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Discover a career with purpose

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new career opportunity, now is a perfect time to launch a career in long-term care. Get connected with skilled nursing and assisted living communities across Indiana that are recruiting for open positions and training programs.

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Access social media toolkit to amplify the good work

Let’s join hands and amplify the good work that is carried out at Indiana’s long-term care facilities every single day. Use this social toolkit to highlight positive stories of how We Care Long Term.

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