Senior Living FAQs

What is assisted living?

Assisted living can include the following:

  • Assistance with daily routines
  • Provide all meals and snacks
  • Manage medications
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Hygiene assistance
  • Incontinence and toileting
  • All laundry care
  • Transportation Coordination
What if my loved one needs partial care?

Homelife Senior Living staff will establish an individualized care plan detailing each resident’s specific needs and preferences. As a part of our Homelife family, all residents receive quality full care.

What is hospice and what does hospice actually do?

Hospice provides Medical care for people with an anticipated life expectancy of 6 months or less, when cure isn’t an option, and the focus shifts to symptom management and quality of life. Although, many people have lived for years after being placed in hospice – no one can predict the ending of ones life.

Hospice is a Medicare benefit; to which all Medicare enrollees have a right. Hospice care also is covered by most private health insurance at varying levels, and in almost every state, by Medicaid.

Hospice provides an interdisciplinary team of professionals trained to address physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the person; the team also supports family members and other intimate unpaid caregivers. It is specialty care that is person-centered, stressing coordination of care, clarification of goals of care, and communication.

Hospice is provided primarily wherever a person lives, whether that is a private residence, nursing home, or community living arrangement, allowing the patient to be with important objects, memories, and family.

Hospice care includes periodic visits to the patient and family caregivers by hospice team members. Hospice providers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond if patient or caregiver concerns arise.

Hospice is the only medical care that includes bereavement care, which is available during the illness and for more than a year after the death for the family/intimate network.

Are there financial options available to make senior care more affordable?

Homelife is an all-inclusive private pay resident care facility for the elderly. However, many state and federal programs offer financial assistance for certain senior living expenses. For instance, both veterans and their spouses may be eligible to receive help with assisted living costs through “Aid and Attendance”. Some long-term insurance policies may also cover part or all of the costs for assisted living care. Medicare will not cover assisted living but will handle the costs for home health agencies to care for their patients who are in assisted living. This can include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as diabetes and insulin management. Medicaid is the foremost government assistance program paying for long term care for people who can’t afford it on their own.

Will my loved one be encouraged to engage with others?

One of Homelife’s Missions is building relationships and establishing community between the 24 residents and the staff of our four homes. Our campus includes four closely connected homes with outdoor common areas.

Can family eat with the residents?

Absolutely! We love to have families join in table fellowship.

Can children visit the residents?

Absolutely! Interacting with children brings our residents joy.

Do you help provide help with technology?

Yes, training or help is provided to assist your loved stay in touch with you. We provide Free WiFi computer access help with using iPhone, iPad, or other devices.

What options are there for medical, dental, and podiatry?

Included with our full care are home visits as needed from local doctors in our area.

What food will be provided for my loved one?

Our menu is prepared by a dietician and created to provide both flavor and nutrition. We believe that a healthy diet is instrumental in the well-being of your loved one.

Will my loved one receive assistance with hair and makeup?

Absolutely, we know how important it is to look good. When you look good, you feel good. Brushing hair, a little make-up, nails…all help in putting a smile on your loved one’s face.

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