Care Levels

Shot of a young healthcare worker caring for an elderly patient in a wheelchairAssisted Living Care Level Descriptions

Not all individuals fit precisely within each care level’s definition. An initial assessment and periodic assessments by the Director of Nursing Services are conducted for ongoing evaluation of how each resident’s needs are best served. The Director of Nursing Services determines the appropriate level of care to meet each individual’s medical, personal, and safety requirements. Some complicated medical conditions or behaviors may preclude acceptance to assisted living or memory care.

A resident who resides in the Assisted Living Community at Webster At Rye must have the ongoing ability to utilize a pendent call button to request assistance from nursing staff.

Level 1:  Designed for residents who are primarily independent and who require occasional cuing or reminders. This resident will need minimal or no physical assistance to meet their care needs from staff. This resident will have the distinct ability to safely manage and administer their own medications including insulin; however, medication management can be provided by nursing staff.  This resident will have the ability to safely utilize the shower and perform all grooming, toileting and/or incontinent needs independently. This resident can safely ambulate or utilize a walker/cane independently.

Level 2:  Designed for residents who require a moderate level of physical assistance and time from nursing staff to meet their care needs and safety. This resident will require nursing staff to manage medications. This resident will require some assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, guidance to meals and activities, and continence care. He or she will be able to safely transfer to and from chair, toilet or bed with minimal to moderate assistance. This resident can safely ambulate with minimal to moderate assistance utilizing a walker or may need to be assisted in a wheelchair.

Level 3:  Designed for residents who require substantial physical assistance and extended periods of time for care from nursing staff due to physical limitations, cognitive limitations and/or complicated medical conditions. Nursing staff will manage medications. This resident will require assistance with many care needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, continence care, transfer to and from a chair, toilet or bed, as well as substantial oversight for safety and fall prevention. This resident will require mobility assistance from staff for safety.

When Assisted Living Is Not Enough

In many cases, your loved one will be able to receive end-of-life care through palliative and/or hospice support here in our assisted living community. However, there may come a time when assisted living is not enough. If your loved one requires around-the-clock nursing support by medical staff, our long-term care nursing home may be most appropriate.