Frequently Asked Questions
You may have questions when it comes to choosing senior living. Here are our most frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you along your journey.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities provide caring support and wellness services to residents who need assistance with personal care, coordination of health care services, medication management, and other services. Our goal is to help seniors continue to live as independently with a little bit of help when needed.
What is Memory Care?
Our caring staff combines specialized training with programming techniques designed for those with cognitive impairment delivered in a comfortable residential setting. The team in each community’s memory care neighborhood includes a Memory Care Director, Life Enrichment Coordinator, spiritual care services, and care giving support staff.
Our innovative and engagement-focused memory care program is based on the I’m Still Here® philosophy. This evidence-based approach is founded on the belief that every person in need of memory support, dementia care or Alzheimer’s care is fully capable of experiencing a high quality of life, regardless of the severity of memory loss. Residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia are fully supported and inspired to be confident, capable of learning and growing, and encouraged to create.
What is included in Senior Living?
What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?
What sets Elder Care Alliance apart from other senior living operators?
What is a CCRC
Can a couple live together in assisted living?
How much does Senior Living Cost?
In general, the costs include a monthly fee for the apartment, level of care fees for any services needed, and ancillary charges for other services. The main cost considerations are location, number of services offered such as housekeeping and dining, and amenities provided such as fitness gyms and pools. Additionally, the health care needs of a resident can also influence cost, as a higher level of care may require more healthcare services.
To learn more about the costs of our communities, please call and schedule a personalized visit today.
Does Medicaid cover Senior Living Costs?
In California, there are some Medicaid-waiver assisted living communities, but in general, assisted living is generally paid privately or potentially through long term care insurance (if it has been purchased). While Medicaid can help to supplement assisted living costs, not everyone is eligible and benefits vary from state to state.
To learn more about senior living resources and how we can help please call and schedule a personalized visit today.
Do VA Benefits cover Senior Living Costs?
What if my loved one has a home to sell?
What is respite care, and do you offer this service?
Making a Move
My loved one is nervous about move-in day. What can we expect?
Moving into senior living can be an exciting but also nerve-wracking experience. Most communities will assist with the moving process, including help with packing and unpacking. Moving day can also be a great time to meet new neighbors and explore the community. Once you’ve settled in, most communities will have a wide range of activities and amenities for you to enjoy. From social events to fitness classes, there are plenty of ways to settle into your new home.
Is making a move to senior living safe with COVID-19
Compared to home living, studies indicate that senior living is a safe option. Senior living communities operate with trained professionals prepared to handle emergencies and promote wellness and social programming where you can live an enriched life rather than living in isolation in a separate home.
We remain vigilant with disinfection protocols that are in lock-step with the WHO, CDC and local health department recommendations to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents. We continue to research the latest products to advance these efforts to stay ahead of risks.