Assisted living in Arkansas is categorized into Level I and Level II facilities. Each level offers different care services and has different rules and regulations. Assisted Living Level I facilities admit residents who are basically independent but need assistance with daily chores like laundry, housekeeping or meal preparation. Assisted Living Level II facilities offer an intermediate level of care with some assistance with personal care and health care services. Assisted Living Level 2 facilities provide:
- 24-hour supervision (does not include 24-hour continuous visual monitoring)
- 24-hour assistance in obtaining emergency medical care
- Assistance attending community events and recreational activities
- Health care services deemed necessary by the resident or his or her family members/responsible parties
- Assistance with the activities of daily living and with medications. The assessment for residents with healthcare needs must be performed by a Registered Nurse (RN).
- Licensed nursing staff may administer medications.
- Staff may be required to have additional training or certification in order to meet the needs of the residents.
Assisted Living Level 2 facilities may not provide services to residents who:
- Need 24-hour nursing home level of care
- Are bedridden
- Have a temporary (no more than 14 consecutive days) or terminal condition unless a physician or advanced practice nurse certifies the residents’ needs may be safely met by a service agreement developed by the attending physician and the resident
- Have transfer assistance needs that the facility cannot meet
- Present a danger to self or others or engage in criminal activities
Monthly costs for residency in a Level II assisted living facility or Certified Memory Care unit are based on the resident’s necessary level of care.
Brookfield Senior Living offers three separate assisted living communities. Our Hot Springs location is certified as a Level II facility and is also a Certified Memory Care unit.
For more information on Assisted Living Levels in Arkansas, check out our blog post.