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

  1. Discuss three types of providers in long term care.
  2. Choose one of these as your preference and explain the pros and cons of this type of provider.