The LTC system is sometimes referred to as the continuum of long-term care, which means the full range of long-term care services that increase in the level of acuity and complexity from one end to the other—from informal and community-based services at one end of the continuum to the institutional system at the other end. Hence, the long-term care continuum has three major subsystems:
• The informal system
• The community-based system
• The institutional system
Singh, D. A. (2016). Effective management of long-term care facilities (3rded.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning
- Discuss three types of providers in long term care.
- Choose one of these as your preference and explain the pros and cons of this type of provider.