How do I know when the time is right to consider a senior living facility?
Signs you should look for include:
- No longer feeling safe when staying alone
- Tasks that were once simple are now laborsome
- Weight loss/lack of appetite/no longer preparing meals
- Less mobility/trouble getting around/recent fall
- The house is unkempt and chores are left uncompleted
- Difficulty managing medications
- Decline in personal appearance and hygiene
- Loneliness or need for socialization
- Lack of interest or motivation
- No longer able to drive
How far in advance should I plan the move?
It is never too early to begin exploring your options. The admission process can be as short as one day, or, depending on the level of care or services, up to 30 days. We will guide you through the process and work with local health agencies and your physicians’ offices to ensure that your transition to a Trilogy health campus is as smooth as possible.
I will have to sell my current home and get rid of many things. Who can help me?
There are many people you’ll want to talk with as you prepare to move; these individuals include an estate sale professional(s), certified appraisers, moving companies, house cleaners and repair specialists, as well as close relatives and friends. Click here for more information.
What can I bring with me?
You are welcome to bring personal belongings with you, including furniture that can be accommodated in your suite.
If you are staying with us short-term, all you have to do is simply pack a suitcase and we will provide the rest. You’ll be amazed by our beautifully appointed resident suites.
What is the cost of a senior living facility and what are my payment options? Is financial help available if I need it?
Costs vary depending on the level of care and services required. Depending on the services you are receiving, costs range from $60-$300 a day. Please contact a campus directly for more information regarding specific costs.
There are a variety ways to pay for long-term care and other senior living services. The following alternatives are provided for informational purposes only. No endorsement, implied or otherwise, is given.Veterans Aid and Attendance
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.
To qualify for A&A it needs to be established by your physician that you require daily assistance by others to dress, undress, bathe, cook, eat, take on or off prosthetics, leave home, etc. You do not have to require assistance with all these. There simply needs to be adequate medical evidence that you cannot function completely on your own.
For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website: www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/pension/vetpen.htm#7Reserve Mortgages
Established in 1997, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) is the national voice for lenders and investors engaged in the reverse mortgage business. NRMLA fulfills several roles, which include educating consumers about the opportunity to use reverse mortgages, training lenders to be sensitive to the needs of older Americans, developing Best Practices and enforcing a Code of Conduct to make sure lenders participating in the program treat seniors respectfully, and promoting reverse mortgages in the media.
For more information, please visit:www.reversemortgage.orgLife Settlements
A Life Settlement can be a “funding bridge” to help people with a life insurance policy who have experienced an urgent need for liquidity but would prefer to not tap into their home or stocks during down economic times or to be rushed into selling dearly held assets during a time of personal crisis.
- Liquidate any existing life insurance policy for an amount greater than the “surrender” cash value for individuals 65 or older
- There are no caps on the amount of money that can be raised through a Life Settlement
- There are no restrictions on how money raised through a Life Settlement can be spent
- A Life Settlement is the sale of a policy, not a loan, and has no restrictions or requirements to be paid back
- A Life Settlement is not a reverse mortgage, not long-term-care insurance and not a government program
- There are no interest fees, guarantees or liens associated with a Life Settlement
- There are no upfront fees paid by the policyholder
Information on Life Settlements can be found on many websites.
Are there different levels of support that can be provided depending on what your needs are?
Yes. We provide the following levels of support:
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Skilled Nursing Services
- Memory Care, Rehabilitation Services
- Adult Day Services/Respite Care
- Home Health Services and Hospice Services
How can I stay connected to my friends and relatives?
Telephone service is readily available, and, in most cases, includes complimentary long distance calling in the continental US. Internet service and assistance with emails to family members and friends is supported by our activities department.
Will I have a variety of healthy, good-tasting options available to me for meals and snacks each day?
Yes. Meals are prepared by chefs trained in the country’s finest kitchens. Only the freshest ingredients are used. And everything is served to your table on china. If you have a special request, we can make it for you or even add it to our menu. Snacks are also available by request 24 hours a day.
Are there regularly scheduled activities that will provide me with opportunities to exercise and have fun?
Yes. We offer a host of regularly scheduled activities to ensure our residents can exercise and have fun. From group exercise classes and lunch outings, to cooking seminars and Wii bowling, there is something for everyone.