What Are Long-Term Services and Supports?

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) consist of paid and unpaid care delivered to individuals who have complex health needs due to age, chronic illness or a disability. These individuals often require assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., including dressing, eating and bathing) and instrumental activities of daily living (e.g., financial and bills management, meal preparation, housekeeping).

In 2018, more than 14 million adults in the U.S. required LTSS. Learn how these services are provided in institutional facilities, as well as in the community through Home- and Community-Based Services, in this video featuring Jillian Hamblin, Vice President, Long-Term Care Programs. 

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Looking to learn more about LTSS programs?

Interested in learning how members become eligible for LTSS, how these programs are funded and more advantages of providing LTSS through managed care? Watch our full on-demand education video. Then test your knowledge with our LTSS quiz.

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