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What Do Assisted Living Facilities Provide for My Loved One?

a family has a difficult decision about needing senior assisted living services

Assisted living is one of four main categories of senior housing. It’s designed for older adults who require certain forms of medical and personal support in daily life. Like all senior living facilities, an assisted living facility provides its residents with a typical range of services. But for any given person, those services may vary. That’s true because there are several levels of senior assisted living. The level that best suits your loved one depends upon the details of your particular situation. Call Parkway Place today at 281.305.1846 to learn more about the levels of care and options available to you.

Level 1 Services Provided in an Assisted Living Facility

Some seniors are largely independent in daily life. Nevertheless, they need assistance carrying out certain aspects of their normal routine. Examples of things these seniors may need help with include:

  • Preparing meals
  • Managing their medications
  • Attending important appointments
  • Keeping up with their self-care efforts

Services of this sort are provided in a level 1 assisted living program.

Level 2 Senior Assisted Living Services

Most seniors in assisted living need help with what are known as activities of daily living. This term refers to the things you typically do to take care of yourself and function from day to day. Specific activities that fall within this category include:

  • Bathing
  • Walking
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Eating

The average senior in need of daily living support has difficulty performing at least two of these tasks. You may need more assistance or less assistance. A level 2 program provides that help. It also provides the senior assisted living services found at level 1.

Level 3 Senior Assisted Living

Some seniors have difficulty carrying out many or most activities of daily living. Without 24/7 support, they would find it difficult or impossible to function. Nevertheless, they don’t have health issues that would qualify them for a memory care program. They’re also free of issues that call for skilled nursing care. A level 3 program is designed for seniors whose needs fit these criteria. It provides the most extensive assisted living support.

Services Common to All Levels of Assisted Living

Some services are provided at all levels of an assisted living facility. These common services include help with housekeeping and laundry. They also include some medical services, as well as emergency care available on a round-the-clock basis. Dining services are also provided at all levels of assisted living.

Services Provided in Top-Quality Assisted Living Programs

All assisted living facilities must meet a minimum standard of care to operate. Some facilities keep their available services in line with this standard. However, others go far beyond it. For this reason, a top-quality facility may provide your loved one with services not found in the average program.

What kinds of things might you expect in a well-run facility? One desirable feature is a private apartment outfitted with modern amenities. Medical services in a quality program may be provided by vocational nurses, nursing assistants, or other licensed professionals. Typical benefits also include well-appointed grounds and a range of other community activities and services. Examples of these services include educational and recreational programs.

Learn More About What an Assisted Living Facility Provides at Parkway Place

Want more information on what services are provided in assisted living? Contact the senior living experts at Parkway Place. We can provide you with details on programs of all levels. We can also guide you toward a service level that fits your loved one’s current needs.

Parkway Place features a comprehensive approach to assisted living. Each of our three programs provides the core services associated with that level. In addition, we provide an extensive selection of additional services and program perks. To learn more, call us today at 281.305.1846 or complete our online message form.