What is an assisted living community?
Assisted living offers seniors an opportunity to remain independent while receiving assistance with activities of daily living. It is a great option when 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, such as a nursing home environment, is not required, but just a little daily help is needed.
Activities of daily living include tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, self-administration of medications, or the administration of medications, and more. The staff may also assist with housekeeping, shopping, laundry – whatever the resident needs to keep feeling independent as long as possible.
How is memory care different from assisted living?
Memory care communities are often licensed as assisted living communities, but the staff has undergone additional training to handle the needs of those who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Programming designed specifically for those with dementia is also an important part of memory care, and should focus on promoting physical and emotional well-being, prolong daily functioning, and maintain a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity, and quality of life.
Do I have to sign a lease for The Courtyards and how long will I be under contract?
The Courtyards Assisted Living and Memory Care doesn’t require residents to sign a lease. Instead, rent is paid on a month-to-month basis and residents can move out after any length of stay. However, we do require a 30-day notice before the date of the resident’s departure. There are some exceptions. For example, a physician may order a transfer to a higher level of care or if the community lacks the ability to provide adequate care based upon increasing care needs.
Can I bring my pet?
The Courtyards offers a specialized pet care package to offer assistance to our residents that would like to bring their pet to live with them. The care package includes feeding and giving water to the pet, taking care of the litter box for cats or walking the dog, playtime and routine grooming.
Do I bring my own furniture?
Yes, it’s a good idea to bring furniture to make your apartment feel like home. If you would like new furniture or someone to help you design your space, our community relations director works with interior designers that can help you design your perfect new home.