Levels of Care

Before entering a senior living community, it is usually necessary to determine the appropriate level of care that will be needed. Seniors who are generally healthy in body and mind may be able to self-assess their needs, but for those who have begun to experience physical or mental impairments, an evaluation by a geriatric social worker or other professional is preferable. Many senior living communities, particularly those that offer multiple levels of care, are capable of making this assessment.

Within senior living communities, these are the primary levels of care: