What Is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care -- like bathing, getting dressed, and eating -- as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

About Nursing Homes

A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs, such as Alzheimer patients.

Residents may have specific legal rights depending on the nation the facility is in.

Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care—like bathing, getting dressed, and eating—as well as skilled care given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists

Features included

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals daily and restaurant style dining
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watercrest Institute classes
  • Salon and Spa Services on-site
  • Coastal Living design complete with pool, verandas, and outdoor living spaces
  • Spacious apartments with washer, dryer, and kitchenettes
  • 24-hour licensed staffing and world class personal care
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet friendly environment
  • A state-of-the-art wireless resident call system
  • Medication management available
  • Preventative health screenings
  • High apartment ceilings and spa showers
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Utilities and cable included
  • Move-in coordination
  • Respite stay accommodations

Serving with Care, Compassion, and Respect––Freedom Home Health and Hospice

in Health & Fitness
Created: 01 June 2016
Serving with Care, Compassion, and Respect––Freedom Home Health and Hospice

Serving with Care, Compassion, and Respect

By Suzanne Dennis, Indianapolis South LIVING WELL Magazine

The Justus Family of Companies, established in 1910, is pleased to announce the launch, licensure, and certification of Freedom Home Health and Hospice (fhhindy.com), the organization’s new home healthcare agency. The addition of Freedom Home Health and Hospice to Justus’s comprehensive continuum of services enables the organization to offer skilled nursing, therapy services, and hospice to clients throughout central Indiana. Approximately 100 new jobs will be created in the Indianapolis area as a result of the growth of the Justus Family of Companies.


Walter E. Justus, fourth generation president of the Justus Companies, Inc. and president of Freedom Home Health and Hospice, Inc. says, “Since 1910 my family and the Justus Companies have been dedicated to serving the Indianapolis community with care, compassion, and respect. Home healthcare is a natural extension of our full range of senior services.” For over a century, the Justus name has been synonymous with quality. As real estate brokers, homebuilders, and senior housing experts, the various Justus companies have been a part of the history of Indianapolis.

According to Scott Jeske, Freedom Home Health and Hospice, Inc. vice president, “The decision to provide home healthcare services in central Indiana is a reflection of the Justus Company’s ongoing commitment to ensure the well-being and choices of not only Crestwood Village (crestwood-living.com) residents, but anyone in need of short-term medical care, nursing services, or therapy in their home.”  Residents of central Indiana or within the Crestwood Village communities may also employ Freedom Senior Services, Inc. (fssindy.com) for assistance with non-medical services such as housekeeping, laundry, meal planning, transportation, or shopping.

“We are proud of our distinguished past and what we have accomplished over the last 103 years, but it’s the future that really drives us,” comments Walt Justus. The Justus Companies, Inc. are currently developing a new multifamily apartment community in Westfield, a new senior living community in Carmel, and implementing new hospitality and care models within all of the company’s existing assets.