Our base rate is $4,000 per month. We do an assessment of each resident's needs prior to move-in, so each resident's rate may be slightly higher. Based on the assessment, a resident's price may fall in tiers I, II, or III ranging from $5,000/month to $5,600/month. We also charge a one-tme community move-in fee of $2,500. After the initial rate is set, there are no add-ons or hidden fees.
Medicare pays for hospital and nursing facility stays but does not pay for assisted living. Some assisted living facilities are Medicaid providers but we are not. We do accept private pay and long-term care insurance, and we can assist qualified Veterans with approval for the Aid and Attendance program.
We do have a nurse on contract who is available as a resource to our staff but our residents' needs do not require a nurse on-site. We always have trained caregivers in the home and awake around the clock.
This varies by time of day; there is one caregiver at night for up to 18 residents (1:18). During the day, when there are more resident needs and more is happening in the home, we have two caregivers and the house manager for up to 18 residents (6:1). Additionally we have other staff dedicated to cooking, cleaning, and leading activities.
You have to smell it and taste it to believe it! We use dietitian-approved meals with alternates available for flexibility, and we can accommodate needs for different textures and therapeutic diets. We have found that most physicians are happy to relax diet restrictions without any negative effect on our residents.
We do allow small pets as long as the resident is able to care for them. State regulations require that we have evidence of current immunizations for any required shots.
We do have a relationship with an excellent pharmacy that is able to deliver to us and packages most medications in punch-cards, which improves storage and safety. We can work with any pharmacy you choose but do highly recommend our institutional pharmacy partner.
Our caregivers are trained in assisting with medication administration. They assist the residents in getting the right medications at the right times, and we store all medications securely. In some cases we can assist a diabetic resident to self-administer insulin injections. We also have the services of a nurse or pharmacist for regular medication reviews to ensure our residents are getting the most appropriate medications for their needs.