The options are many and so are all the questions that need to be asked. Where do we start? Who can help us? Who should be trusted? These are just some of the questions that come to mind when someone ventures out to find the right home in the senior living industry. I am here to provide the trusted expertise you need. I know all the communities available and will work hand in hand to find the option that works best. My approach is hands-on, making tour appointments, leading community tours, collecting required paperwork/medical information, asking the right questions and representing my clients to obtain the right decision for quality senior living.
CCRC or Continuing Care Retirement Community is the option that offers all levels of care from Independent to Assisted Living to Memory Care to Skilled Nursing. CCRC can be initial buy-in or monthly rental arrangements.
Independent Living is most often a monthly rental agreement for seniors that still maintain an independent lifestyle. Independent communities offer amenities like dining, resident cleaning, transportation, social programs, and outings to museums, theaters and shopping.
Assisted Living Communities, similar to Independent Living, provide the added services to aid with daily living activities, including hygiene, medicine management and mobility. Some communities have both Independent and Assisted Living options so transitioning can be done within the same community.
Memory Care is for those unfortunate to have dementia issues, including Alzheimer's disease. There are special programs with many Memory Care communities tailored to dementia and Alzheimer's, along with higher ratio of care staff to residents.
Residential Care Homes are the "small group" approach to senior living with most Care Homes located in single family neighborhoods throughout the area. Limited to 6 seniors with 1 or 2 care staff means good care ratio and a more intimate living experience.
There is always an assessment of any senior that is looking at senior living options and that varies depending on the community whether Independent, CCRC, Assisted, Memory Care or Residential Care Home. Those assessments are done by the communities to ensure the senior is being properly placed to their care needs. With some seniors, there are medical forms, such as the FL2 which must be presented. Part of my services is working through the paperwork processing, even making visits to doctor's offices and/or rehabilitation centers to obtain needed documents. The paperwork process can be frustrating, especially knowing the proper documents needed for the evaluation of care needs. My experience will eliminate much of that frustration and my familiarity with most of the communities in the area (including the Executive Directors and Sales Directors that work in the communities) is an asset having developed working relationships with many in the industry.