Frequently Asked Questions
1) What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living facilities are for people needing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLS) but wishing to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
2) What are ADL’S?
ADL’S or activities of daily living include help with eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications, etc.
3) How Does an Assisted Living Facility Differ from a Nursing Home?
Nursing homes are designed to care for very frail people that are not able to care for themselves and have numerous health care requirements. Assisted living facilities are designed to assist elderly persons who are able to care for themselves except for a few activities. Assisted living facilities are often deemed necessary when the person in question needs help preparing meals, bathing, dressing, performing household chores, is sometimes confused, or is experiencing memory problems.
4) What are your staff ratios?
We have a real ratio of 3 caregivers to 16 residents that does not include administration, kitchen, or maintenance.
5) Can my mom/dad furnish their own room?
Yes, although the rooms are already furnished we welcome the family to make the room more comfortable and homey for their loved ones.
6) Can the facility handle special diets?
Our daily menu has been written by a state licensed nutritionist. It is a low salt, low cholesterol, and lower fat diet. We can however, adjust the menu to fit each and every resident.
7) How do you handle medicines?
All medicines are locked up and are dispensed as directed by the resident’s doctor.
8) Are you equipped to handle Dementia/Alzheimer’s patients?
Yes, we have been assisting Dementia/Alzheimer patients for over twenty years. All of our staff have been trained and are currently Dementia/Alzheimer certified.