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Who is considered to need care?

People who are unable to perform their activities of daily living without help for a period that is estimated to last six months or longer due to a physical, mental, or psychological illness or disability are considered to need care. "Activities of daily living" encompasses the areas of body care, feeding, and mobility. In addition, there must be a need for assistance with domestic activities (cleaning, washing up, laundry, shopping, etc.) several times per week.