Definitions for "Levels of Care"
Custodial care = Assistance with activities of daily living, usually provided by licensed practical nurses or home-health aids.
The intensity of care provided to nursing home patients depends on their medical needs. Most patients need a less intensive level of care that the Medicaid program calls Level I (formerly called intermediate care), while others need a more intensive level called Level II or skilled nursing care. The cost of Level II care is higher than that of Level I, both to private pay patients and to the Medicaid program. The Medicare program does not cover Level I care and covers skilled care only in certain circumstances and in certified facilities.
A term used to describe the different kinds and intensity of care available to the elderly or ill person.