A client is medically stable but needs intermittent nursing intervention to maintain stability. The patient also needs intermittent subcutaneous injections, routine non-sterile suctioning, and a stable respiratory therapy plan. What level of care is this patient receiving?
a. assisted living
b. custodial care
c. intermediate care
d. skilled nursing
C: The scenario describes intermediate care. Under assisted living or custodial care, the client is stable, takes a consistent regimen of oral medications, and does not need suctioning. Skilled nursing is for complex, but generally stable, patients who may need central line care, IV push medications, variable adjustments in dosages of medicines, and assessment of laboratory values.