Answering your questions about assisted living, costs, living accommodations and more.
Q. What is ‘assisted living’ and how does it differ from a nursing home?
A.’ Assisted Living’ describes a variety of living arrangements with services that fall in-between in-home care and traditional nursing home care. Assisted living offers many benefits for seniors to lead fairly independent lives with a sense of safety and security because of 24-hour assistance.
Q. Does Rose Garden provide Dementia Care?
A. Many seniors have problems with memory loss, which may or may not be related to dementia. Alzheimer’s and many other dementias may progress very slowly, so seniors with some memory loss can benefit from the various activities and programs we offer.
That said, Rose Garden is not a “locked unit” with special programs or staffing for persons with advanced dementia disease. If we deem we cannot safely meet a person’s needs, we do reserve the right to deny them residency. An assessment is required prior to admission for every potential resident.
Q. Do residents have to move to a nursing home?
A. Choosing Rose Garden may be the last time a resident will need to move. In many cases, Sunset Home Services and hospice services may be used to supplement the care provided by Rose Garden. Our objective is to keep residents safe and give them the best care possible If a resident does require more care than our assisted living services can give them, we will work closely with them and their family in order to obtain a smooth transition to an environment that best meets their needs.
Q. What will assisted living cost?
A. The rate structure for 3 Levels of Care is available upon request.
Rose Garden Homes is an excellent value. It’s
- Less than a night in a good hotel room
- Half the cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home
- A fraction of the cost of private duty in your home
Remember, the cost INCLUDES:
- Friendly, trained staff available 24 hours a day to assist as needed with dressing, mobility, bathroom tasks, and sudden emergencies.
- Quality care coordinated by RN’s and LPN’s, advocating for older adults and their families.
- Assistance with medications (except injections)
- Three delicious homemade meals and an evening snack
- Frequent opportunities for social and intellectual stimulation and spiritual growth
- Cable TV, local telephone, housekeeping, and laundry services
- Bed linens and towels
- Coordination with home health or hospice when needed
Q. What if a resident runs out of money?
A. At Rose Garden, we are very aware of the fears of outliving resources. We ask to be kept apprised of financial situations, so that we can assist in discussing alternate strategies for affordable living arrangements.
Q. How will I adjust to leaving my home?
A. Meet our residents, staff, families, and volunteers. Surround yourself with your favorite belongings in the privacy of your own spacious room. Before you know it, you’ll realize that living at Rose Garden is a great choice for you because:
- Companionship, a variety of activities, and homemade meals with peers soon replace the loneliness and boredom of living alone.
- Family time is of better quality since we perform care-giving tasks for you.
- Caring professional staff, available day and night; provides comfort and security. You can enjoy the independence you want and still receive the care you need in a Christian environment with fun, love, and respect.
Q. What does “licensing” mean?
A. ‘Assisted Living’ for seniors in Michigan includes both licensed and unlicensed facilities. If licensed, the home will be designated by the State of Michigan as an AFC (Adult Foster Care) if it has 1-20 beds or HFA (Home for the Aged) if it has 21 or more beds. Licensed assisted living homes always include room, board, and a defined level of personal care services in their service agreement, so you know what you’re buying.
The State of Michigan Department of Human Services regular inspects licensed homes to assure their quality.
Citizens for Better Care can offer information on licensed homes or advocate for a resident in a licensed home.
Unlicensed assisted living homes tend to be apartment style living spaces with a la cart services and few consumer protections. Always ask a home about its license.