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What is continuum care and where do long-term care services fit in that continuum?

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Continuum care is a client-focused system of care whereby the needs of people with ongoing issues or complex health problems are met through an integrated network of services and other mechanisms. The aim is to meet a person's needs in a coordinated way as opposed to services delivered in a disjointed fashion. Continuum of care is a holistic approach to health care, taking into consideration the patient's financial and social situation as well as their mental and physical states. It is also a tracking system - keeping in touch with a client over time, ...

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The expert determines what continuum care is and where do long-term care services fit in that continuum.