Abbeywp Frequently Asked Questions
Assisted living is a residence for older people or people with disabilities or whose health or well-being require a higher level of personalized care and support. Assisted living also includes the routines of daily living, social engagement, as well as access to medical care when needed. Such people, or their families, may choose assisted living facilities so that professional help is on hand.
The main difference between nursing home care and assisted living is that nursing homes provide medical and personal care in a clinical setting, while assisted living primarily provides personal care in a home-like, social setting.
Assisted living costs an average of $2,400 and up. Pricing also depends on the apartment size and services needed.
Assisted living is to support and help older adults maintain their good health. Assisted living is a great fit for seniors or couples who are still active and social but just need some extra help with daily life. Seniors and their adult children can take comfort knowing that 24/7 support is available if needed.
Life in a retirement community leads to better health, a study of 2,800 individuals finds. People who live in retirement communities overall are happier and sometimes healthier than older adults who haven’t moved into one, a recent study from ProMatura has found.
Many assisted living communities offer guest apartments where visitors may stay.
Most assisted living offers a nurse call system. A resident would wear a call pendant or have a pull cord in their room or bathroom.
Services offered in assisted living communities are medication management and assistance with using the bathroom, dressing and grooming. Housekeeping, meals, laundry and transportation services, as well as social programs and activities, are typically included. Social and cultural activities are always organized and happening as well!
Senior living is a concept that encompasses a range of housing and lifestyle options for aging persons adapted to the challenges of health issues associated with aging, such as limited mobility and susceptibility to illness.
A continuing care retirement community is a place where you have access to multiple levels of care on a single campus such as independent living, assisted living and memory care.
Medical expenses, such as the part of assisted living fees that goes toward assistance and interventions, can be deductible if those expenses are greater than 7.5% of the person’s adjusted gross income.
Here are ways to choose the right community for you, your elder family member, relative, or friends:
- Determine your ideal location.
- Evaluate the benefits of community life.
- Find a price point that suits your budget.
- Determine your preference for amenities and services.
- Don’t forget to accommodate for future planning.
- Consider the viability of the organization.
Here are ways to decide the most appropriate living situation:
- Pay attention to cleanliness, curb appeal, and design details.
- Get to know caregivers and staff who provide daily support.
- Get a feel for the community’s culture, programming, and amenities by making an ocular visit.
- Come prepared with important and key cost questions.
- Ensure the community will meet both short-term and long-term needs.
A buy-in or entry fee community is typically a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A CCRC offers at least three levels of care on one campus. Although there are rental CCRCs as well, in a buy-in situation you would need to move into independent living and pay an upfront fee in addition to your monthly fee.
Age is not the only factor that helps determine the answer. Although the average age in a retirement community is 84 years old, moving into a community greatly depends on the individual. Some people choose to move into a retirement community at a younger age, but a large majority make the transition between the ages of 75 and 84. The choice belongs to you. Being a part of a retirement community is a personal decision that will work for everyone in different stages. You may reach a point when you start to feel that day-to-day tasks are a struggle, and that’s when a retirement community could be a huge benefit to you and your loved ones. It may be the right time to make a transition if you feel you could use some help with: household chores, cooking, or showering.
You can tour the grounds whenever the property is open. Just give us a call to set up a tour with one of our leasing agents.
Yes, we welcome visitors including children, family, and friends!
Yes, you may! Visitors are encouraged and welcomed.
Most certainly! Residents can have their cars.
They can age in place and add additional service or help as needed, when that time comes.
Independent living is having opportunities to make decisions that affect your own life, such as being able to pursue activities of your own choosing — limited only in the same ways that one’s nondisabled neighbors are limited.
You may visit our community and see what services are offered or what you may need. We offer a base rate and you can select other services according to your preference and that is a high-priority on your list of needs. This way you are not paying for unwanted extra services.
Yes, we offer a respite or a trial stay in our community. It can range from a short stay to a 30 day period.
For all fur parents, we do not allow pets to stay inside the community. We do allow your fur babies to come to the community to visit!
Visitors of all ages are welcome. Visitors should check in at the front desk and sign in.
The Abbey apartments range from 350 sq ft- 725 sq ft.