Long-term care refers to medical and non-medical needs of chronicle ill or disables people. It is common for long-term care to provide custodial and non-skilled care to people, who are eligible for long-term care and assistance support.
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In the older concept of senior/aged care system, it includes only providing assistance support without any skilled program and except medical equipment to prevent uncertain events and causalities. But now the increasingly chronic conditions associated with older population and senior citizens or some other physical challenged situations changes the scope of a long-term care service system. Nowadays, various new programs and policies implemented by providing proper support to the senior peoples and people with physically challenged situations. And it should need to be implemented to encouraging the health of the citizens as well as improving the health sectors. Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is one of them. It helps the patient to move from point A to point B with assistive staff and equipped medication tools.
Now, long term care requires expertise and skilled services for older population to deliver effective health care services. Formally, a long-term care facility includes professional health care support, personal care, home health services, and assisted living services. Due to modernization, a few services involved in this program, and that is non-emergency medical transportation, wheelchair accessible transportation, air ambulance support and ambulatory support services. Long-term care services include long-term assistance as well as support for performing routine tasks without the occurrence of any causality. Non-emergency medical transportation enables the accessibility for completing various routine tasks with the help of the qualified member of NEMT, which takes cares of patient’s health and supports the daily life.