Q: What is the difference between an assisted living facility and a nursing home?
A: An assisted living facility is a residential program for individuals who need help with any of the daily activities, such as eating and meal prep, bathing, walking, sitting, standing, dressing, medication or household chores but who do not require the staff to perform medical procedures in response to an illness. Assisted living programs strive to create a home-like setting that promotes independence.
Q: What's the difference between an assisted living facility and an assisted living community?
A: Thats a good questison because nowadays, the best communities no longer call themselves "facilities". We understand that your loved one will simply have a new home, rather than being a nameless person living in an "institution" or "facility". State of the art communities no longer call themselves "facilities" because the trend is toward person centered care in a home-like setting.
Q: What happens if a resident becomes ill in an assisted living care community?
A: The health of our residents is always monitored and regular visits with their treating physicians are a top priority. In the unfortunate event of an emergency, the family will be notified and residence will receive immediate medical attention.
Q: What is the average cost for an assisted living community?
A: The cost can vary from around $3,000 to $8,000 per month, depending on the level of care and range of services needed. A pre-admission evaluation is done to determine the costs.
Q: What happens if my loved one's condition changes and they need more care than they did when they were admitted?
A: Roseleaf regularly performs evaluations to make modifications in care and needed services. Families are notified when necessary care changes need to be made. In the event of a loved one needing temporary nursing home care, they can always be re-admitted to Roseleaf, when the time is appropriate.
Q: What is Roseleaf Short-Term Care?
A: We offer short-term care that allows relief and a much need break for caregivers who are overwhelmed, over-stressed and over-worked. Short-Term (or respite) Care is also a great option when you need a little assistance recovering post-surgery, recovering from an illnesses or when your regular Health Care Provider is temporarily unavailable. Fees for this service vary.
Q: Does Medicare cover assisted living communities/facilities?
A: No, unfortunately Medicare does not cover any of the cost associated with services. More information is available about programs that help to provide financial assistance with the costs of assisted living.
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