You must have certainly heard the term “assisted living levels of care” when comparing the services and programs offered by various retirement communities when looking for assisted living communities for your loved ones or yourself.
The levels of care for Assisted Living often refer to how much help a person requires with managing their health and performing their daily living activities (ADLs). ADLs include activities such as bathing, dressing, or using the bathroom. Whether your loved ones need support from a caregiver or can manage their chronic conditions on their own depends solely on their medical needs. Here are some of the different levels of care in senior assisted living in Chesterton, IN!
Overall Level of Care
There are three levels of care. Level one, which is the low level of care means that the resident is mostly independent but requires reminders to perform ADLs. Level two, which is the moderate level of care, means that the resident may be autonomous with some ADLs, like feeding themselves but require assistance with others, like dressing. Level three is the highest level of care, meaning that the individual needs extensive support from numerous caregivers since their impairments influence multiple ADLs.
Assisted Living Levels of Care by Individual Activity
Each resident in an assisted living community is unique and will need different levels of care. The following are some ADLs and the different levels of care your loved ones need.
- Bathing: Some residents merely require to be reminded to take their baths or showers at the appropriate times. Others might be able to bathe independently, but they require assistance if they are in danger of falling. Yet other people might require one or more caregivers to assist with bathing.
- Dressing: Depending on their level of need, residents may need assistance getting dressed. A resident might be able to dress themselves but not have the manual dexterity to attach zippers and buttons. Depending on the situation or the temperature, another person could need assistance selecting the appropriate clothing.
- Mobility: This includes the capacity to walk, use a mobility device, transfer, or stand. In some circumstances, a patient who can independently utilize a wheelchair or cane may require less care than another resident who requires help standing or walking.
- Incontinence: This includes having the independence to manage the condition, such as changing protective undergarments on oneself. Residents are categorized as requiring a higher degree of care if they need assistance from a caregiver.
- Medication: Can your loved ones fill and take prescriptions on their own? Some individuals can find it challenging to open prescription bottles or administer injections on their own. While some people can take their medications on their own, others need constant reminders to ensure they are getting the right dosage and taking their prescriptions on schedule.
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