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Levels of Care in Maryland:
Maryland classifies care into several categories: Level 1: Low Level of Care; Level 2: Moderate Level of Care; Level 3: High Level of Care and Level 3+: For Specific Patients.
Maryland Health Care Commission:
Guide to assisted living facilities website - MHCC is the state agency responsible for developing the Assisted Living Guide. Phone: 334.262.5523
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A common type of question many of the facilities receive on our site might be something like this:
**How many residents do you have currently? Do you offer any activities for the residents? How much does it cost per month?**
Valid questions, but one of the questions that deserves discussion is the one about how many residents there are...which can say a lot about a facility.
If the facility is at capacity, that could be taken as a sign that it has a good reputation. Or, perhaps that it is not as expensive as other facilities in the area?
Or, if the facility is under capacity, it begs the question as to why. Is the service or amenities substandard, or are there excessive citations or health violations?
Every aspect and component of a facility can tell you something about it - or it can perhaps encourage you to do more investigation! Take your questions seriously, and make sure to ask good ones!
More Helpful questions from our visitors about Arcadia and assisted living:
(These questions may serve as examples of the types of questions you and your family might ask your potential assisted living home):
Q How many residents do you have currently? Do you offer any activities for the residents? How much does it cost per month?
Q: I'm inquiring about a place for my mother. She is 79 and is in need of some assisted living. No major medical issues, just in need of care close by.
Q: We are looking for a suitable living situation for my mother-in-law. She is 69 and currently trying to maintain a rental home in an over-55 community in Easton. She is currently very independent and able to drive, but she is looking for a place that can help her and that will be necessary as she gets older. She expressed an interest in your Arcadia facility on Kent Island and we would like more information.
**This is a good question to ask facilities, whether they can (implied or directly) handle residents, and their conditions, or issues as they age. This is sometimes called a 'continuum of care' - ALD