With over 85 years of combined experience helping families find the perfect home for their loved ones, we’ve heard a lot of important questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common ones. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us and our expert advisors will be happy to help you!
Our three advisors are here to help you make the best possible decision for your loved one’s future. Whether you’re considering assisted living, memory care, or the help of a caregiver, we’re here to provide expert assistance from start to finish.
All our advisors have years of experience in working with seniors and working in senior communities. This has given us the ability to identify quality living options. We will meet with you face to face and get to know you and your family.
We look at health care needs, budget, and location before making appropriate recommendations for you.
Cost depends on the type of care and where the care is given. Please refer to our cost calculator for an estimate. You can also give us a call for more specific details.
Medicare does not cover the cost of senior living unless we are looking into a supportive living facility option for you.
This differs from community to community. We know those differences and can help you make an informed decision about your loved one’s level of care.
Supportive living is an assisted living community that offers a Medicaid option if you run out of money.
Independent living is maintenance-free living that covers any typical maintenance and meals. An emergency call system is also included.
For in-home care, a certified nursing assistant or nurse provides care in the person’s own home. They can help with daily activities such as cooking, getting dressed, and shopping.
For assisted living, care will be given in a residential apartment that will include meals, housekeeping, transportation, and more. Assistance will also be provided for daily activities and personal care like bathing, grooming, and getting dressed.
Memory care is like assisted living, but with specialized attention for those who have a cognitive impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Residents will have much more oversight and a very structured day.
No, we are paid by the senior living provider.
It can take as little as a couple of days, but sometimes it is a longer process and we will work with you for as long as it takes.
Yes! We’re there with you the entire time, combining your thoughts with our expert knowledge. Together, we will find a home that completely fits your loved one’s needs.
Yes. We can meet before to talk about specific options if that is something you would like.
Mapping out finances beforehand is extremely important. If you feel like Medicaid might be necessary in the future, it’s important to establish residency sooner rather than later. After spending down all assets, the senior living community will help guide you on the next steps for applying for Medicaid.
If you’re concerned about money, you might be wondering how much more expensive it will be for your loved one to pay for their cost of living compared to their current situation. What’s unique about assisted living is that everything they need is included in the price – things they’re already having to pay for now. Technically, the only additional charge is for the care they receive.
Your loved one may have some helpful options too, such as long-term care insurance, veteran’s benefits, and the ability to sell a life insurance policy.
If you’re concerned about money, you might be wondering how much more expensive it will be for your loved one to pay for their cost of living compared to their current situation. What’s unique about assisted living is that everything they need is included in the price – things they’re already having to pay for now. Technically, the only additional charge is for the care they receive. Your loved one may have some helpful options too, such as long-term care insurance, veteran’s benefits, and the ability to sell a life insurance policy.
Yes. It is still possible to see your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic – just with extra safety precautions. Each assisted care and memory care community is different, but they all have the same goal of allowing you to visit your parents and loved ones in a completely safe environment.
Even though COVID-19 has made activities a little more difficult, it’s just given assisted living and memory care communities the opportunity to be more creative. Some examples of socially distanced activities include hallway bingo and piano entertainment.
The wonderful thing about technology is that it brings us close together even when we’re physically apart. You’re loved one is only a quick video chat away from seeing your face and speaking to you as if you were with them in person. Technology also allows more opportunities for seniors to complete fun activities!
Yes. The market is currently in a good position for seniors to sell their homes if assisted living looks like a worthwhile option.
If your loved one is about to enter an assisted living community, a question they need to consider is if they get sick, would they want to go to the hospital? This is especially important heading into hospice care.