What Happens If My Needs Change While I Am at an Assisted Living Facility?

Last updated on: Friday, 5 May 2023

It is not uncommon for individuals to need a higher-level care once they start living at an assisted living facility. Many medical conditions have tendency to progress over time creating more challenges for the individual and makes it necessary for more medical attention or more assistance with activities of daily living. Most facilities have licensing for 3 levels of care, with 1 being the least amount of care needed and 3 being the most amount of care needed. As needs progress with an individual, they can move up these levels of care within their current assisted living center. It is important to note that not all assisted living facilities are licensed for all three levels of care, so it may be necessary to move facilities to get the care you need. To avoid having to change centers, it is good to do research on the front, especially if you or your loved has a medical condition that has a tendency to progress. Lastly, if you or your loved one’s needs exceed the highest level of care, you may have to start looking into facilities that can provide the necessary medical attention.