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Definition of Long-term care facility

Long-term care facility: A facility that provides rehabilitative, restorative, and/or ongoing skilled nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living. Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, inpatient behavioral health facilities, and long-term chronic care hospitals.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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