What Is a Level 2 Assisted Living Facility?

Author: Ashlee Shefer

Reviewed By: Brindusa Vanta

A Level 2 assisted living facility caters to individuals who need moderate assistance with daily living activities. Some residents need help with multiple daily living activities or a combination of hands-on aid and supervision to live independently. A Level 2 designation varies depending on a facility’s policies and state regulations. However, these communities have residents with more complex needs than those in Level 1 care.  

How Do Assisted Living Facilities Evaluate Residents for Level 2 Care?

Prior to admission, residents undergo a noninvasive assessment to determine what level of care they need. A licensed health care professional conducts the assessment, evaluating an individual’s mental and physical well-being. They identify factors including what daily living activities a resident needs help with, physical or mental health conditions, mobility issues and dietary restrictions. 

The assessment takes place at home, in a hospital or clinic or at the assisted living community if it has medical professionals on staff. Residents require a moderate level of care to live safely and comfortably in Level 2 assisted living. After deciding on a level of care, the community creates an individualized care plan outlining necessary services. 

What Services Do Level 2 Assisted Living Facilities Provide?

In Level 2 assisted living, residents receive one-on-one assistance from a trained caregiver. They have access to support for a wide range of daily living activities, including personal hygiene, mobility and eating assistance, depending on their needs. Staff also assists with housekeeping, laundry and transportation services. 

For on-site entertainment, Level 2 assisted living communities arrange age-friendly activities and events, helping residents maintain active and engaging lifestyles. Additionally, they provide daily meals and amenities, including fitness centers and social lounges. Some communities employ certified medical staff, including doctors and therapists, or coordinate appointments with off-site providers. Exact services and amenities vary depending on the facility.