Question 9. What is the difference between Frail Care and Assisted Living?

There are fundamental differences.  The sister-in-charge will complete a questionnaire based on medical reports received from doctors, social workers and specialists.  The scoring according to the questionnaire determines if a person could care for themselves which indicate if a person require frail care or assisted living.  The below pointers are only indicators when frail care is required and not assisted living. The list is not exhaustive at all:

  1. If the person cannot walk or manoeuvre themselves, for example the person is permanent wheel chair bound and not strong enough to lift himself when at the toilet.
  2. The person requires 24 hours of the day care.  For example they are a risk that they can fall out of their bed or the cognitive abilities requires 24 hours care because they are a danger for themselves.
  3. The person is a fall risk.
  4. Any form of dementia
  5. Cannot be trusted to drink their medication responsibly.  (In assisted living a resident must be able to take care of their own medication.)