Online information on long-term care is available on several health care sites, such as LongTermCare.gov, which is managed by the United States Department of Health & Human Services. Long-term care refers to a broad range of services that cater to a patient's medical and personal needs over a short or extended time period, notes NIHSeniorHealth.
LongTermCare.gov provides the basics of long-term care, including the associated costs, where to avail of long-term care services and the people who need, provide and pay for long-term care. Additionally, the site offers information regarding medical coverage for patients requiring long-term care services.
Guidelines in choosing long-term care are also presented at WebMD. Those seeking long-term care for themselves or for their loved ones are recommended to look for services that meet their medical, social, personal and financial needs, preferably long-term care services found by state agencies and accreditors, states WebMD.