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Standby Assistance

Standby Assistance

Definition

Standby Assistance — the presence of another person within arm's reach required to prevent injury during the performance of one of the activities of daily living. A standby assistance example would be if an individual needs somebody standing by to catch them in case they fall getting in and out of the bath. Standby assistance is a lesser requirement for triggering of long-term care (LTC) insurance policy benefits than the requirement for hands-on assistance.

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