Understanding Different Levels of Care in Assisted Living

Nov 21, 2023

When your loved one needs Assisted Living, you may wonder how the Assisted Living community will support them. There are different levels of care in Assisted Living, so your loved one’s care can adapt if their needs change – and allow them to stay in Assisted Living as long as it’s the care that will benefit them most.

“Assisted Living is all about providing services to residents so they live a high quality of life,” says NAME, TITLE, at Quartet Senior Living. “The types of support can be different things for different people. We take a personalized approach to developing a 30 point care plan for each resident. We assess their needs and how we can meet them, and then we continue to promote their independence to ensure they live a fulfilling life.”

Take a look at the services in Assisted Living to better understand what your loved one’s care could look like.

Lower Levels of Care vs. Higher Levels of Care

When you’re wondering what kind of care your loved one will need, it’s important to know that Assisted Living covers a variety of support services that can meet the individual needs for different people.

In Assisted Living, your loved one receives support for their activities of daily living, ADLs. These activities are what we do each day to function and maintain a high quality of life.

ADLs include:

  • Dressing (picking out an outfit that’s weather appropriate, and getting dressed on one’s own)
  • Bathing (being able to get in and out of the bath/shower on one’s own)
  • Toileting (getting to the bathroom and performing necessary personal hygiene)
  • Continence (bladder and bowel control)
  • Ambulating (this applies to mobility, and transitioning from sitting to standing)
  • Feeding (ability to chew and swallow food)

“We understand that some residents may need minimal assistance while others may need more support services than others. Compassionate staff members will provide your loved one with the services they need to live a high-quality and fulfilling life,” said NAME.

At Quartet, Assisted Living is tailored to you. This ensures that you receive a personalized plan with the comfort of knowing you can add support services should your health needs change. With this kind of plan, you can receive the assistance and support you need to thrive each and every day – and continue to remain independent.

When developing your personalized plan, you can opt for services like:

  • Medication management
  • Diabetes management
  • Transferring
  • Monitoring vitals

Take an in-depth look at how you can personalize your care at Quartet.

In addition to personalization of your health care plan, you’ll enjoy amenities and services that are centered around you living your best life possible.

At Quartet, we take care of your home maintenance, provide robust social programming to encourage social interaction with other Assisted Living residents and others in the community, offer delicious dining options, provide laundry services, and more.

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When Would Your Loved One Need Memory Care?

Memory Care is specialized care for those with memory loss and other cognitive issues caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Calm environments, engaging programming, and thoughtful dining experiences are also important hallmarks of Memory Care.

If your loved one is in Assisted Living and has recently been diagnosed with dementia, this doesn’t mean they have to immediately move out of Assisted Living.

Older adults with early-stage dementia can thrive in Assisted Living. If your loved one’s needs become more advanced, they might need to move to Memory Care; their physician will make that recommendation.

Your loved one may need Memory Care if they’re experiencing symptoms that can affect their safety, like confusion, and if their needs to be able to live a high-quality life exceed what Assisted Living support provides.

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Get the Support You Need at Quartet 

Assisted Living at Quartet meets seniors where they are. We’re here to help in whatever way you need. Give us a call today to learn about our Assisted Living lifestyle and how it benefits our residents.