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What is an Assisted Living Community?

Maintaining independence is important for people as they age.  Assisted Living Communities give older adults personalized care in a residential setting.  Assisted Living Communities provide assistance with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, ambulation, and toileting.  In addition, Assisted Living Communities provide assistance with administration of medications.

What if I need Memory Care?

Memory care is a form of senior living that provides intensive, specialized care for people with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.  Many Assisted Living Communities have created special memory care neighborhoods that are home-like, enriching environments.  These environments are helpful for those with mild to severe memory impairment.

What Determines the Cost?

The cost of living in an Assisted Living Community usually depends on the size and type of your residence, what assistance you need, and any other services that you may request.  The Assisted Living Community is required to disclose all available services and fees, so that you can make an informed decision.

What benefits can you use to pay for Assisted Living

Private-Long Term Care Insurance

V.A. Aid and Attendance

 Medicaid Wavier

What Services are Provided by an Assisted Living Community?

An Assisted Living Community provides each client with a separate living unit that includes a lockable door and a private bathroom.  The client can receive assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, transferring), as well as medication assistance.  Meals, housekeeping, transportation, laundry, and clerical services are also available.

Do I have to sign legal paperwork?

Yes.  Any Assisted Living Community is required to provide you with a lease agreement for your thorough review, which must then be signed in order to reside there.  The lease agreement addresses all provisions, policies, rights, responsibilities, and protections for both the client and the Assisted Living Community.

Do Assisted Living Communities conduct background checks on employees?

Yes.  Assisted Living Communities are required to conduct criminal records checks on employee applicants.

What Assisted Living Doesn't Provide

Assisted living is not the same as skilled nursing or nursing home care.  Assisted Living Communities are not licensed by Medicare or Medicaid.  Assisted Living Communities do not provide full-time medical care and do not provide health care services.  They can assist with activities of daily living and can arrange with an outside agency or individual for the resident to receive health care services.

Can I bring furniture for my residence?

Yes, absolutely!  Assisted Living Communities encourage clients to bring their own furniture, furnishings, and keepsakes.  We want you to feel comfortable, and we want it to feel like your home!

Does Medicare and/or Medicaid pay for Assisted Living Services?

Some Assisted Living Communities have a limited number of rooms that qualify for Medicaid waivers. You might qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid if you receive healthcare services from an outside, licensed healthcare provider.

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