Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear when building relationships with seniors and their families.
There are many reasons why you may be asking this question. Has your loved one experienced an incident that is jeopardizing his or her safety and well-being? Are you experiencing the effects of family caregiver stress and realizing that the quality of life is diminishing for everyone surrounding your loved one?
Second guessing whether a loved one should continue living on their own or if they should be in assisted living, is a key sign that it may be time to explore what memory care can offer.
Independent and assisted living residents pay a monthly fee which includes a variety of lifestyle-enhancing amenities and use of common areas. If needed, the cost for assisted living services is in addition to the monthly rent. These services include a range of assistance with the activities of daily living. A personalized plan is developed through an assessment with the resident, their family and our nursing team.
Unlike other communities, memory care residents pay an all-inclusive monthly fee which includes the majority of memory care specific services. Prices are dependent on the size of apartment.
All Fieldstone communities offer apartments on a month-to-month rental basis. There is no long term lease or buy-in required.
Read more information on financial options that can cover the costs of senior living.
Our doors are open around the clock for family members. All we ask is that we know who is coming into the community and that these individuals are known to the resident. Families are asked to sign in and out with the community staff to ensure we know who is in our community at all times. We recognize that family interaction is important to the initial transition and ongoing lifestyle for the resident. With our 24-hour staffing, there is always someone to greet families when they come to see their loved one.
Absolutely! To make sure this process is as safe as possible, we require a Power of Attorney document on file for each resident. This document determines who a resident is able to accompany outside of our community. We feel it is important for each resident to spend meaningful time with friends and family. If the resident is receiving memory care support, we provide helpful guidelines for the resident’s well-being in social situations outside of the community. We also welcome family to join in our activities, like our monthly Family Dinners. This is a great way to meet other family members and see how your loved one interacts with residents and staff.
Medicare plans can be hard to understand and wading through the fine print can be daunting. Though assisted living and memory care services and housing costs are not covered under Medicare, certain medical needs such as pharmacy, hospitalization or physician visits may be covered under select supplemental plans.
In the event that a hospital admission exceeds a certain number of days and the resident discharges to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Medicare may cover their stay in this higher level of care facility.
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Fieldstone Communities offer a variety of apartment homes ranging in square footage.
Most of our independent and assisted living apartment homes are between 406 and 807 square feet.
Memory care apartments vary from 297 – 543 square feet. Shared apartment options are also available.
All apartments are unfurnished to allow residents to bring their cherished belongings to help create a familiar environment. If you need help furnishing an apartment for yourself or a loved one, our team will gladly work to the best of our ability to meet your needs.
Our goal is to make the move-in process as seamless and efficient as possible. While the state of Washington requires us to collect a wealth of information about our future residents, we see this as an opportunity to get to know who they are, the pastimes that are important to them and how we can best support them once they become part of the Fieldstone family. The entire team learns about the unique life history of our residents and uses this to make them feel special.
Independent and assisted living residents:
Congratulations on your move! Before arriving, take a moment to file a change of address with USPS. You can do it online at: USPS.com or visit your local Post Office branch.
Come move in day, please bring with you important personal information and legal documents such as: identification cards, insurance cards, emergency contacts and any paperwork provided to you by the Community Relations Director.
Since your apartment is unfurnished make sure to bring along all of your furniture and any personal items for decoration. Also bring along your TV as our apartments come equipped with cable services. Take this opportunity to make this space completely yours!
Memory Care Residents:
You’ll need to provide copies of essential legal documents for your loved one, such as: Power of Attorney or Guardianship, insurance cards, Medicare cards, and emergency numbers.
For your loved one’s apartment, think of when you went away to college and only bring along the things they truly need. It’s important to bring personal belongings and familiar hygiene items to help them acclimate to their new environment. If they have always used a particular scent of lotion, encourage them to keep doing so!
If your loved one enjoys watching television, be sure to bring along the TV since our apartments come equipped with cable services.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU START THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR LOVED ONE. IF YOU’D LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT SERVICE IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE PLEASE REACH OUT TO US.
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