Long Term Home Health Care (LTHHC)

This program is overseen by the New York State Department of Health and administered by local social service districts. It reflects a coordinated plan of medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and support services provided at home to individuals who are medically eligible for placement in a nursing home.

The program is provided in the person’s home, including an adult day care facility, or in the home of a responsible adult. The program offers individuals an alternative to institutionalization.


Some services that are included in this program are:

  • Home delivered meals
  • Home health aide or personal care aide
  • Homemaking
  • Housekeeping
  • LifeLine services
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy

A unique feature included in the program is case management.