CARE LEVEL 1CARE LEVEL 1ACARE LEVEL 2CARE LEVEL 3
Minimal AssistanceIntermittent AssistanceContinual AssistanceExtensive Assistance
BathingCues to initiate showering/bathing and set up of supplies. Assistance with safe care when moving in and out of the shower.Intermittent hands-on assistance with showering and set up of supplies. Assistance with safe care when moving in and out of the shower. May be resistant to care.Continual hands-on assistance with showering, bathing and other related activities (undressing, washing, drying and redressing) and set up of supplies. Assistance with safe care when moving in and out of the shower. May be resistant to care.Extensive hands-on assistance with regular showering and bathing to maintain a proper level of personal hygiene. May require more than one person to assist. May be resistant to care.
Personal GroomingCues to initiate and complete grooming. May include set up of grooming materials. Hands-on assistance with shaving and denture care, if required.Intermittent hands-on assistance with dental care and hairstyling. Set up of supplies. Possible task segmentation to facilitate completion of personal hygiene activities. May be resistant to care.Continual hands-on assistance to complete personal grooming. Set up of supplies. Requires direct instruction to facilitate completion of personal hygiene activities. May be resistant to care.Extensive, hands-on assistance up to and including the completion of grooming. May be resistant to care.
DressingCues to initiate dressing. May have to offer and encourage appropriate selection of clothing choices.Intermittent assistance with dressing, including laying out clothing and supplying cues for dressing and undressing. Requires task segmentation to facilitate completion. May be resistant to care.Continual hands-on assistance with dressing and undressing. Requires direct instruction in order to complete task. May be resistant to care.Extensive, hands-on assistance to complete dressing tasks. Resistant to care or does not participate in completion of dressing activities.
MobilityNo mobility impairments. May need reminders to take occasional rest periods.Intermittent assistance with dressing, including laying out clothing and supplying cues for dressing and undressing. Requires task segmentation to facilitate completion. May be resistant to care.Uses an assistive device for ambulation. Requires continual assistance and supervision with mobility. Monitoring and interventions for perceptual difficulties.Hands-on assistance with ambulation and assistance with wheelchair for longer distances. May require one or more people to assist.
ToiletingNo physical assistance required. Directional cues and reminders to use the bathroom. May need cues for bathroom location.Intermittent assistance with continence management. May require reminders and limited physical assistance to maintain continence. May require limited assistance in the bathroom. May be resistant to care.Continual assistance with incontinence management. Complete incontinence is fairly easy to manage. Requires continual, hands-on assistance in the bathroom. May be resistant to care.Extensive hands-on assistance with incontinence management. Requires extensive assistance in the bathroom. May be resistant to care.
EatingAssistance making menu choices. Cues and reminders of meal times and locations. Monthly weight monitoring.Assistance to and from the dining area. Intermittent interactive motivation to eat. Requires intermittent assistance with cutting food. Monthly weight monitoring.Assistance to and from the dining area. One-on-one interactive motivation to eat. Continual assistance with meals such as cutting food and using condiments. Possible modifications to increase meal consumption and beverage intake. Monthly weight monitoring.Assistance to and from the dining area. Extensive hand-over-hand assistance with completion of meals. May require meal supplement to maintain adequate calorie intake. Monthly weight monitoring.
Medication ManagementMedication administration and coordination of medical appointments.Medication administration and coordination of medical appointments.Medication administration and coordination of medical appointments.Medication administration and coordination of medical appointments.

Families may opt to arrange for a Private Aide to provide exclusive care to their loved one. We are happy to assist you in this process. Our affiliate Brookville Home Care provides an expansive range of PCA, HHA, Companion and Nursing services on and off-site.