Frequently Asked Questions

How is an Assisted Living Community different from a Nursing home?

The Manor is a community where elders live in a supervised setting providing personal care services, meals, social opportunities, and help with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing.  Our focus is on providing a healthy social environment and preventing social isolation.

Our Assisted Living Community also offers a Self-Administered Medication Management program to ensure that our Residents are taking their medication as prescribed.

Assisted Living is community living and does not offer skilled nursing care such as wound care, colostomy or catheter care and maintenance as assisted living is not a medical model.

Nursing Homes residents are under constant medical supervision, in need of assistance with skilled nursing care and are not capable of living alone anymore, at all.  Residents in nursing homes are more like patients and unable to leave the facility on their own, mainly because of their physical or mental limitations.

How do you know when it’s time to move into an Assisted Living Community?

Knowing when to move a loved one out of their home to a new environment can be difficult.  However, there are signs to look for that may indicate the necessary transition to an Assisted Living Community.  Has there been a change in behavior and mood? Has there been a recent fall or medical scare?  Have you noticed increased difficulty with activities of daily care?  Is there noticeable weight loss? Are they eating frozen meals on a regular basis? Do they leave the stove or other appliances on? Do they wander off?  Have medication doses been skipped?  Do you notice more clutter and unopened mail?  Is there visible bathroom grime? Is your loved one repeatedly calling you, family members, friends, etc. and not remembering it?  These are all signs that it is time to consider a move to an Assisted Living Community.

What happens if the resident runs out of money?

We work with our residents and families to transition the resident into a state subsidized program to help with the cost.  Subsidized programs typically only cover the medical portion of the monthly rate.  The room and board portion will need to be paid by the resident.

Does insurance cover the cost of Assisted Living?

Some Long Term Care Insurances do cover all or a portion of the Assisted Living rate.  You will need to check your individual policy.

Can I come and go when I want?

Residents in our Independent and Assisted Living Programs are free to leave the community at their discretion.  For the resident’s safety, we do require all Residents to sign out and sign in when they leave and return to the building.  Memory Care Lane Residents must be accompanied by a family member, authorized person or staff member when leaving the building.  The main door is unlocked from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am.  When returning after hours, there is a phone in the vestibule, dial 0 and someone will be with you shortly to let you in.

What is Memory Care Lane?

Memory Care Lane is our secured, supervised unit for those residents with early diagnosis of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

I’m a Veteran, can I get assistance?

You and or your spouse may be eligible for benefits through the Aid and Attendance Program.  We recommend you contact your local Veteran Services Officer for complete details.

How much does it cost?

Our rates are dependent upon the care needs of the individual resident.

How do you determine what my care needs are?

Each resident’s needs are unique.  Every resident will be assessed by our nursing staff to determine their needs.  Our nursing staff then creates a custom care plan for the resident.  The care plan is developed to provide you with the help that you need while maximizing your resources.

What does ADL mean?

ADL is an acronym for Activities of Daily Living. These activities include: bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, mobility, incontinence care, and toileting.

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