Our Enhanced Assisted License EALR is staffed appropriately to meet the needs of its residents with a ratio of one staff person for every ten residents. Staff is trained in specialized medication management, resident safety and evacuation procedures.


Birchwood Suites’ Enhanced License is provided to residents who desire to continue to age in place and who:

  • • Are chronically chairfast, require the assistance of another person to transfer, walk, and/or climb stairs; and/or
  • • Are dependent on medical equipment and require more than intermittent or occasional assistance from medical personnel; and/or
  • • Desire us to provide (directly or through contract with a licensed home care services agency) one or more of the following services:


Dressing changes and wound care
Assistance with eating
Taking vital signs
Routine skin care, applying creams and lotions
Skin integrity
Urine and stool collection
Urinary catheter insertion, removal, cleaning the insertion site, emptying drainage bag
Blood glucose testing
Assistance with oxygen enrichment equipment
Assistance with nebulizer
Medication administration including eye drops/ointments, ear drops, intramuscular injectable medications
Assistance in securing outside licensed vendors