The rooms average 10x12’ with a high ceiling, very large window (100x36”) and a very large lockable closet with a shelf. Some have double poles. Each room has a radiator.
Each resident’s finances are considered on an individual basis. Being a not-for-profit, we pass down our savings to our ladies. Utilities, meals, housekeeping, assistance with medication and personal care 24/7 are all include in one very manageable price.
We encourage our ladies to bring their own furniture. It helps to feel more at home with your own things. We do have furniture available if it is difficult to bring furniture in.
Twin beds allow more room for other furniture and give a generous walkway for emergency access.
Private phone and cable is not included. The room is cable and phone ready. There is a television in the parlor available to all residents. Ladies may use our phone infrequently. It is a business phone and the lines must be kept open. Private calls coming in are disruptive to business activities.
Yes. You will be contracting with local service providers.
Yes you may. WiFi is available to residents.
Yes, you may purchase one for your room. It must fit properly in the window, be UL approved and have covered grills. We have air conditioned space available to all residents.
Our home is kept at a comfortable 72 degrees, although some areas of the home are warmer. If you are having a problem with the temperature in any area please see a staff member and we will see that the problem is corrected.
Breakfast is served at 7:30. You may go to the dining room in your robe or housecoat.
You may have toast and beverage up to 10am.
You have the option to substitute the main dish.
It would be unusual for you to be hungry as we serve three meals and a snack each day. If for some reason you are still hungry you can request seconds. Staff will be able to get you a beverage and a snack at any time. We encourage you to attend regular meals for optimal nutrition. The better you eat, the better you feel.
The only time that is permissible is if you are ill. All residents need to be observed while eating because of the possibility of choking. We have limited staff and they need to be available to everyone.
Foods need to be stored properly to avoid vermin and food borne illness. Family bringing in special treats for you are encouraged to bring it to staff for it to be stored properly. You may not share this food with other residents.
Many residents like to help with kitchen duties, in the garden and light household chores. You may do so without coercion. We do cook as part of our activity program.
Residents are expected to get washed up and dressed every day. We have so many activities to attend and you’ll always want to be ready!
We have a beautiful garden with a walking path in a gated courtyard that is maintained. It is ramp accessible and the path is safe and maintained. A good stop off point after your walk is our shady porch. It is a favorite spot in the summer.
We offer activities to everyone. It is your choice to attend. The more active you are, the healthier you are so we will invite you each activity as they come up.
You will be individually invited to each activity and meal. You don’t need to remember as someone will always guide you. This holds true for medications and personal care.
Yes, depending on your abilities. Most of our ladies feel safer with an escort to assist them with difficult maneuvers or situations. We have a beautiful secure courtyard garden with a walking path and a shady porch that you may visit whenever you wish. We also schedule weekly outings.
Unfortunately, you may not bring your pet to live with you but they can come visit providing they are well behaved and have proof of vaccination. We do have a house cat.
Yes, residents receive their personal mail. Most opt to have bills and official mail forwarded to their POA. Mail is distributed by the RCA as it comes in.
Ladies here find that all their needs are met and are rarely in need of anything. If you do need something, please ask staff and they will get it for you.
Each resident is encouraged not to keep cash, important papers or personal identification that can be used by others illegally. Cash is safest in a Personal Allowance Account and you will have access to that cash during business hours. You will get a quarterly statement with your expenditures (such as the in-house hairdresser) listed.
We do not have parking available for resident vehicles.
Our laundry facilities are located in the basement and are not accessible to residents. You may, however, fold and put away your laundry if you wish.
Yes, we can make accommodation for your personal hairdresser. Please make arrangements through the Activity Coordinator. We do have a hairdresser who comes in weekly.
You can get personal toiletries and Depends etc. delivered to you from the local pharmacy. Often family members will bring them to you during their visits.
This is a non-smoking facility. You may smoke in approved areas with supervision of staff when they are available or family.
Yes, you may still attend your own church depending on your abilities.
You are free to visit family whenever you like. Please give us notice so we can make sure you have adequate medication.
We cannot accommodate overnight guests. There are many affordable hotels in the area.
Yes, you may travel. You will need clearance from your doctor.
We lock our doors at 9:30 pm. If visitors come after 9:30pm they need to ring the doorbell. It can be uncomfortable for other residents to have visitors after that hour. We have a secure environment and doors sound when open. Staff is present in the home 24 hours a day.
Yes, we can accommodate small groups with notice.
We can accommodate infrequent guests with notification. We have private areas that may be reserved for small gatherings.
Yes, we have several common areas which includes a covered porch over looking our courtyard for your enjoyment in nice weather.
Yes. We love children visits! They must have an adult accompany them who will observe that they do not run in the building and are reasonably quiet.
We have a local pharmacy that delivers medications right to our door. There are no worries about refills as we make sure your medications are here and are offered to you as ordered. This is all included in your rent.
Family or friends usually bring residents to the doctor. We can arrange transportation with a non-medical transport company or taxi.
Staff is here 24 hours a day and is always nearby to help you. We will call an ambulance if you need one and we will let your family know what is going on if you authorize that.
All bedrooms, bathrooms and showers have a corded nurse call station. All you need to do is push a call bell and someone will be there to help you.
Medicaid does not pay for this level of care. Long Term Care Insurance will cover this level of care.
Yes, you can keep medicine in your room provided your physician states in writing you may. Medications are to be locked up at all times.
Residents needing oxygen need to be able to manage it themselves and not cause hindrance to themselves or others.
Staff will assist you with your BG testing however staff is not allowed to do injections. The resident is responsible for actually performing the finger stick, and placing the drop on the test strip.
Many outside services come into the Home on an as needed basis. These services include in home blood draws, physical and occupational therapy from several providers, and portable X-ray and EKG services.
We require all medications to be on blister cards. If your pharmacy can package your medication on blister cards, then yes.
We find that most residents benefit from visits to the podiatrists and we encourage regular visits. Long nails and corn and calluses are not very comfortable and may cause falls.
You will need to follow our admission process which includes a face to face interview, and having your primary care physician complete the necessary required paperwork. You will need to secure a local physician.
We have a generator that will light the public areas and keep the house warm.