How do I know if my loved one needs assisted
If you are caring for or worrying about a loved one, take a
look at the pages entitled: Is Your Loved One Ready? or Making
a Decision on this site. Or contact Regency Park for a confidential
in-home assessment of your loved one’s needs.
Will my loved one need to go to a nursing home at some point?
Many residents are able to stay in assisted living forever.
Unfortunately, some residents may develop needs that, by
necessity (and in some cases, regulation) require them
to go to a skilled level of care. When that happens, the
Regency Park staff will assist the resident and family
in making the transition to the appropriate facility.
Does Medicare or Medicaid cover my loved one’s
stay in assisted living?
Medicare does not pay for assisted living. Medicare covers
hospitalization, physician charges and other medical expenses
as well as some nursing home costs for a defined period of
time. In some states, Medicaid pays a portion of the daily
rate in assisted living for some individuals. Their eligibility
is determined by the state, not the assisted living residence.
Most assisted living is paid for privately.
Does my loved one have to change physicians at Regency Park?
No. Our residents are encouraged to remain with their current
physicians to ensure continuity of care. Physicians are
welcome to visit their patients at our residences, but
if they are unable to, we are pleased to schedule your
loved one’s appointment and assist to schedule transportation
to their physician’s office.
How often do the rates increase? How much can rates increase?
At Regency Park, we review our rates on an annual basis.
If there is a rate increase, we notify our residents at
least 30 days prior to the effective date. Many factors
determine the percent increase, including increases in
the cost of delivering care, insurance and other cost factors
beyond our control.
Can Regency Park accommodate special diets, such as low
salt or diabetic diets?
Yes. The Regency Park staff is experienced in providing for
special dietary needs of the elderly, and has a variety of
diet choices that are both nutritious and delicious. A registered
dietician is available to assess the needs of our residents
and to ensure that physician diet orders are carried out
Are there any activities for my loved one? What about religious
At Regency Park, we believe in helping our residents remain
active and engaged. We provide a full calendar of in-home
and outside activities. We attempt to honor all faiths by
paying special attention to holidays, and to assist in scheduling
transportation to local churches and synagogues, as well
as holding services within the residence for all to attend.
What are the visiting hours? Can I take my loved one away
for a weekend?
There are no set hours for visiting. Guests are always welcome.
Residents are encouraged to accompany families and friends
on trips or outings, when possible.
What if my loved one is forgetful about eating or taking
At Regency Park, our job is to insure that our residents
get their meals and medications in a timely manner. Many
residents need gentle reminders, hands on care and escorting
to meals and activities.
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