Long-term care seniors are elderly individuals who, as the result of their medical condition or reduced functioning capacity, require constant full or partial assistance performing most or all activities of daily living:
- Getting dressed
- Mobility in the home
- Long-term care seniors are generally bedridden or wheelchair-bound and suffer from incontinence
Long-term care seniors may be entitled to the following:
- Long-Term Care Benefit from the National Insurance Institute for receiving assistance from a caregiver in the home for a number of hours a week according to different levels of long-term care.
- Employment of a foreign worker to provide assistance and nursing care services 24 hours a day.
- Institutional (nursing home) arrangements through the Ministry of Health.