Frequently Asked Questions
We compiled the most commonly asked questions to jumpstart your assisted living community search. Can’t find the answer to your questions below? No problem! Fill out our contact form and we will get back to you ASAP.
Yes, it is encouraged to bring personal belongings to make a home-like atmosphere.
We believe in a family’s right to choose– from a primary care physician to a physical therapist. Residents may keep their current physicians or our team can help them find physicians near the community. Some doctors or nurse practitioners make regular visits to our communities, but a resident is not obligated to use them. We can also provide scheduled transportation for our residents who need a ride to a doctor’s appointment, for an additional fee.
Yes. Each policy is unique, we can help you get the process started to make sure your insurance will cover the cost of assisted living.
Yes, we do, at our College View and Williamsburg campuses after two years of private pay.
Yes, we do, at our College View and Wilderness Hills campuses.
No. Our assisted living and memory care communities do not require long-term lease commitments. However, most of our communities require a deposit/move-in fee upon signing the residency agreement. We also require 30 days written notice prior to moving out of the community.
Assisted Living is regulated by the state, not the Federal government. Residents are generally not safe to live independently at home and need some medical assistance. Assisted Living provides three meals a day and apartments generally do not have a stove, although many have a small refrigerator and a microwave. Normal costs to the consumer are room and board and may include additional fees for levels of care. Medical staff is on site 24/7. Medication is administered by qualified staff unless a resident is able to prove they are capable of managing their own medication.
Upon move-in, our care team will assess your current health and review your medical history to see how we can best meet your needs. They will also discuss your preferences as well as your normal routines to develop a care plan that’s tailor made for you. This Individualized Service Plan details your care plan and is regularly updated to meet your evolving needs.
If you have not yet toured one of the campuses, please call 402-423-0000 to speak to Christy and schedule a tour. If you are ready to move-in, you will need to schedule a time for an assessment.
Our Assisted Living communities offer an alert system which includes a pendant necklace or bracelet.
If around the clock care is needed to remain safely at home, Assisted Living is more cost effective. As time progresses, it is important to remember home may no longer be safe.
No, there is no minimum requirement for a respite stay.
Assisted Living provides residents with ‘assistance’. It is offered for those in need of help with one or more ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living, e.g., bathing, dressing, mobility, eating, medication, and hygiene). Residents may receive as much or little help as they wish since Assisted Living is family, physician, and resident driven. A nurse (RN or LPN) is available around the clock, but not always physically in the building. CNAs and CMAs are staffed 24/7. Payment options are private pay, long term care insurance and some VA benefits.. Assisted Living is regulated by the State and not the Federal Government.
Your monthly charge includes: All meals, housekeeping, laundry, two round trip medical transportations a month, and cable.
Your monthly charge will be extra for: Phone, meals for families, & miscellaneous medical supplies and services.
We partner with locally owned, Neighborhood Pharmacy.
There are many reasons why a parent should not remain at home. Primary indications when it is time to begin looking at Assisted Living options are:
- Parent is a fall risk
- Neglects to eat or have proper nourishment
- Not taking medications properly
- Personal hygiene is neglected
- Parent hallucinates or sees things that are not there
- Begins to trust strangers
- Begins to wander
- Withdraws from social activities, friends and family
Medicare will not pay for assisted living costs. However, in certain circumstances it may pay for medical care service received in Assisted Living.