About Assisted Living Homes For Seniors
Q. What is an Assisted Living Facility
or Care Home?
A. Assisted living homes provide a variety of services
for seniors who need assistance with the activities of daily life
(ADL's). Care Homes for Elderly are non medical facilities and cater
to seniors that do not require constant nursing care. Different
categories of assisted living allow facilities to serve residents
with specialized needs such as hospice and dementia care. In addition
to long term care an assisted living facility can also serve as
a respite care for short term rehabilitation from a stroke or fall.
Respite care can also be used to provide care
givers a brief break for medical or personal reasons.
Q. What are the admission requirements and procedures?
A. To be a resident our staff must first do an
assessment of the seniors health to be sure that we can care for
him or her. The rental rate must be agreed upon by all parties.
The senior must have a negative TB test no older than 6 months.
The responsible party must complete all of the state required documents.
These documents can be found by clicking here.
Q. What are
resident to staff ratios?
A. There is one staff member to every 2-3 residents
depending on the residents level of care.
Q. Is there a certified manager / administrator
A. Yes the manager is regularly available on site
and by appointment.
Q. Are caregivers available 24 hours a day?
A. Yes caregivers are available 24 hours a day
to assist with residents needs.
Q. Can residents continue to see their own doctor?
A. Yes. We are a non medical facility. We do however
have doctors that we trust and could recommend.
Q. Are the grounds and the building(s) neat and
A. We keep a neat, clean, and odder free facility.
Q. Is the menu balanced and appealing, and are
special request allowed?
A. Our menu is posted for the month and you are
welcome to review it at any time. Special request are allowed and
items that are not in our budget can be provided by the resident
and cooked by our staff.
Q. How much time do residents have to eat their
A. As much time as they need.
Q. Do they have substitutes if a resident does
not like the meal?
A. Yes each meal has a substitution.
Q. What is facility policy on holding a bed if
a resident leaves the home for hospitalization or vacation?
A. The hold is full price of the month. However
we will work with you to meet your financial needs.
Q. What are visiting hours?
A. Visiting Hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm However
we can make special arrangements for out of town visitors and work
schedules. Please set an appointment for after hours visiting.
Q. Are resident permitted to access to the outdoors,
get beverages, use the telephone, rest, etc. on their own?
A. Yes they are. We are happy to assist or not
assist depending on the residents desire.
Q. Can residents go to bed at night and get up
in the morning when they choose?
A. Residents are encouraged to be on a schedule
and the time that works best for the resident and care provider
will be worked out during their assessment. But the short answer
Q. Who arranges doctor appointments?
A. Usually the family will arrange these appointments
and let us know details. However in some cases there are no family
or friends available. In this case the manager/ administrator/ care
providers will arrange and transport the resident to appointments.
Q. Who manages resident medication?
A. The care providers will manage and distribute
the medications. All medications are stored in a locked case.
Q. What are
the added expenses? (service plan, transportation, personal items,
A. Transportation, personal items, beautician,
and continence items.
Q. Can resident
decorate rooms with personal belongings?
A. Yes they are encouraged to do so.
Q. Do you allow pets?
A. Sorry no we don't allow pets at the care homes.