Low care – Important Steps before moving in to Hostel Care


Moving into a hostel care facility demands proper planning and assessment. There are typically three important steps one needs to take care of before moving into a low care facility. The level of care required by the resident is decided based upon an assessment which needs to be performed by a doctor, nurse or social worker.

There are basically two types of residential care facilities i.e. high care and low care facilities. Low care provides assistance with daily activities, accommodation and basic nursing care whereas high care facilities include 24/7 nursing care and accommodation.

Depending on the facility which is appropriate for your loved one, you need to organize your funds accordingly. Basic services are provided as part of the type of care chosen, however one can also choose a higher level of services for which there will be extra fees applicable.