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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 2015-12-21T16:24:25+00:00

What type of senior community should I be looking for?

There are so many lifestyle and care options available to seniors today that sometimes it’s hard to keep them straight! Below we’ve provided a brief description of different types of senior communities and care services so you can have a better idea of the lifestyle or care option that is right for you.

Independent Living Community
Independent living is a senior housing option that maximizes seniors’ independence and freedom while providing meals, conveniences and services within the community. Independent living residents do not require any support or personal care services.

Assisted Living Community
Assisted living is a senior care option designed to help seniors with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.) in a setting that allows seniors to still be as independent as possible.

Skilled Nursing Center
Skilled nursing care provides 24-hour care at a licensed facility. Sometimes referred to as health centers or skilled care centers, skilled nursing facilities primarily engage in long-term and/or short-term skilled medical care and rehabilitative services.

Memory Care Community
Memory care communities provide specialized care for those seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or other memory-related disorders. In most cases, memory care communities are secure facilities. Memory care can be provided in an assisted living or skilled nursing setting, depending on the intensity of care that is required.

Continuing Care Retirement Community
Continuing Care Retirement Communities are licensed, full service senior communities offering all levels of care (independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care) on one campus setting. Some CCRCs also offer memory care services as part of the continuum. At many CCRCs, long-term care contracts provide a security of care with services provided through all stages of senior care in one community.

Adult Day Services
Adult day service is a senior care option designed to provide seniors with necessary care and activities during the daytime hours. Adult day services can be provided on a specific schedule or on a day-to-day basis.

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Why should I consider moving into a retirement community?

Most retirement communities are designed to make your life easier and more enjoyable. Besides providing a number of great conveniences and amenities on one campus, many communities also offer services such as home maintenance and repair, housekeeping, flat linen and laundry services and dining services. Depending on the community itself, many of these services can be included in your monthly fee. Additionally, all Cascade Living Group communities offer various life enrichment programs to keep our residents as active and involved as they want to be!

Many retirement communities also offer the added peace of mind and security of on-site care services, such as assisted living or skilled nursing services, should the need for assistance or care arise.

In all actuality, the better question is, “Why shouldn’t I move into a retirement community?” Well, we don’t really have a good answer to that one!

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How do I know when I should make the move?

The vast majority of the time, many seniors find they actually waited too long to make the move into a retirement community. With all of the amenities and activities that many of these communities offer, you want to be sure you move into a community while you are able to fully enjoy many of the added benefits of living there!

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Do Cascade Living communities have a large entrance or buy-in fee?

No, none of Cascade Living’s communities require a large entrance or buy-in fee. Instead, you can choose to preserve your assets and invest your hard-earned money however you see fit. And if changing circumstances require you to move, there are no penalties! We just need a 30-day notice like anyone else!

 

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