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Is Assisted Living Enough? High Acuity Care Explained for Your Loved One’s Needs

In assisted living communities, residents’ needs vary based on their health and abilities.

High acuity care involves tailored supervision, treatments, and rehabilitation for seniors recently injured or with significant health concerns.

Assisted living communities that provide high acuity care typically offer advanced medical services to ensure each resident receives appropriate attention and doesn’t have to move when their care needs escalate.

Moving a loved one into assisted living before health issues escalate can prevent emergencies, that’s why it’s important to choose a community with adequate support.

Discover how high acuity care at The Kensington White Plains with their Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR) license delivers personalized support for your senior loved one.

Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.

Understanding high acuity care in assisted living

High acuity care refers to specialized assistance provided to residents with complex health needs, such as recent injuries or serious illnesses requiring intensive supervision, treatments, and rehabilitation.

Unlike standard assisted living services, high acuity care involves a higher level of medical support and expertise to ensure each resident receives tailored care that meets their unique needs.

This level of care often includes round-the-clock monitoring, advanced medical interventions, and personalized therapy programs to promote recovery and maintain overall well-being.

Assisted living communities with high acuity care prioritize residents’ safety, comfort, and dignity, offering families peace of mind knowing their loved ones receive specialized attention for thriving. However, not all assisted living communities with high acuity care (EALRs) are the same. For example, some Enhanced Assisted Living communities will not care for residents with advanced-stage wounds, IV’s, or urinary catheters,etc.                   

The importance of high acuity care for seniors

At The Kensington White Plains, we recognize the importance of high acuity care for our senior residents and can take care of frail seniors including those with advanced-stage wounds, and much more.

High acuity care is crucial to our commitment to providing top-quality support tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

Our dedicated team ensures the well-being of every resident through specialized attention, advanced medical interventions, and personalized rehabilitation programs.

By offering comprehensive high acuity care, we empower seniors to maintain their independence and dignity while providing families peace of mind.

Evaluating your loved one’s needs: Signs they may require high acuity care

Several critical factors come into play when evaluating your loved one’s acuity level.

These include:

  • Mobility status
  • Stability of medical condition
  • Management of pain
  • Mental well-being
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Overall physical health

If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, MS, or a recent stroke, high acuity care is necessary since their needs are likely to change and increase.

Exploring the benefits of high acuity care in senior living

Residents can enjoy enhanced safety and well-being with specialized attention and expert medical supervision.

High acuity care ensures timely intervention and management of acute medical conditions, reducing the risk of complications and hospitalizations.

For seniors requiring specialized attention due to health conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, or recent injuries, high acuity care ensures they receive tailored support and rehabilitation to address their unique needs.

Additionally, memory care services provide comprehensive support for seniors with cognitive impairments, fostering a safe and nurturing environment that encourages engagement and independence.

By integrating rehabilitation and memory care into high acuity services within assisted living settings, seniors benefit from personalized care plans, enhanced quality of life, and the opportunity to thrive with dignity and compassion.

Smooth transitions: Embracing assisted living with high acuity care

At The Kensington White Plains, our commitment to smooth transitions extends beyond physical relocation.

We recognize that emotional support and reassurance are vital to the transition process.

Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional medical care, compassionate companionship, and understanding to ease any anxieties your loved one may have.

From the moment they arrive, we strive to create a welcoming atmosphere where they feel valued, respected, and truly at home.

With a range of amenities and social activities tailored to their interests, we encourage residents to maintain their independence and actively engage in community life.

Through our holistic approach to care, we aim to empower seniors to embrace this new chapter confidently, knowing they have a dedicated support system at The Kensington White Plains.

Empowering seniors: The impact of acuity care on aging in place

Empowering seniors to age in place with dignity and independence is a cornerstone of our approach at The Kensington White Plains.

Through our acuity care program, we prioritize personalized support tailored to each resident’s unique needs, enabling them to maintain their autonomy while navigating daily challenges.

From managing chronic conditions to facilitating rehabilitation and therapy, our comprehensive acuity care equips seniors with the resources and tools they need to remain comfortable.

By fostering a supportive environment and promoting proactive health management, we empower seniors to preserve their sense of identity and purpose as they age, ensuring they can continue to thrive in our senior living community.

Ensuring safety and well-being

Our acuity care program is designed to address each individual’s unique needs, providing personalized support that promotes safety, comfort, and peace of mind.

From specialized medical supervision to round-the-clock monitoring, we strive to create a secure environment where residents can thrive.

In addition to our on-site rehabilitation services, which encompass physical, occupational, speech, and memory care therapy, we offer a range of amenities and resources to enhance safety and well-being.

These include:

  • Emergency response systems
  • Fall prevention measures
  • Medication management protocols
  • Feeding tubes, IVs, and catheters
  • A Hoyer Lift to move because they are wheelchair bound
  • Pureed diets and specialty diets

Furthermore, our compassionate team members are trained to recognize and respond to signs of distress or discomfort, ensuring that residents receive prompt attention and care whenever needed.

Frequently asked questions about high acuity care

Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about high acuity care:

Q: What does high acuity care mean?

A:  Higher acuity care refers to specialized medical attention and support provided to individuals with complex health needs or conditions that require intensive monitoring, treatment, and intervention.

This level of care typically involves a higher degree of medical expertise, advanced technology, and continuous supervision to ensure the individual’s safety, well-being, and optimal health outcomes.

Q: What is the level of care acuity?

A: The level of care acuity refers to the intensity or complexity of medical care required by an individual based on their health needs.

Acuity levels encompass various factors such as the severity of medical conditions, the frequency of medical interventions needed, the level of monitoring required, and the potential for complications.

Q: What is acuity in aged care?

A: In aged care, acuity refers to the level of medical attention and support required by elderly individuals based on their health conditions and needs.

Acuity levels in aged care guide the provision of tailored support and services to ensure the safety, well-being, and quality of life for elderly individuals in care communities or at home.

Experience exceptional care at The Kensington White Plains

Discover the unparalleled level of care and support awaiting your loved one at The Kensington White Plains.

We’ve earned the designation of an enhanced assisted living community that’s able to provide high acuity care, no matter how our residents’ needs develop. Here, every bed is licensed for enhanced care and support, creating a comprehensive range of care services.

This distinction is what makes The Kensington White Plains a better place for your loved one than other nearby communities.

From personalized attention to state-of-the-art facilities, our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care tailored to individual needs.

Contact The Kensington White Plains to schedule a tour today to see how we can help your loved one thrive in a nurturing and supportive environment.

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