Long term care includes a range of supportive medical, personal, and social services needed by people who are unable to meet their basic living needs for
an extended period of time. This support, which requires the aid of a healthy caregiver, can be supplied at an assisted living facility or nursing home.
An assisted living facility is a place where residents can receive assistance in daily living, but are capable of handling most daily activities on their own
and do not need constant care.
A nursing home is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living.
Please see the infographic above for additional statistics and differences to help you compare assisted living and nursing homes.