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Long-Term Services & Supports


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Formerly known as Long Term Care (LTC), now called Long-Term Services & Supports, is a Division of TennCare offering long term services and supports to individuals enrolled in TennCare.

What is Long-Term Services & Supports?
Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical need of people with a chronic illness, physical disability and intellectual disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. It is common for long term care to provide custodial and non-skilled care, such as assisting with normal daily tasks like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Increasingly, long term care involves providing a level of medical care that requires the expertise of skilled practitioners to address the often multiple chronic conditions associated with older populations. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. Long-term services or supports may be needed by people of any age, even though it is a common need for senior citizens.