Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Health Care
Frequently asked questions, and answers.
We understand choosing a senior living community is a big decision. We want to be a helpful resource, wherever you are on your senior living journey. To guide you, we’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our community. Of course, we’re always available to answer your questions — call us anytime at 812-954-1137.
What is assisted living?
Assisted living is a great alternative to living at home for individuals who are fairly independent but need some assistance with the activities of daily living — tasks that may include managing medications; help bathing, dressing and preparing meals; and transportation and housekeeping. Assisted living often takes place within a community setting where residents are able to enjoy the privacy of their own apartment while also using common spaces.
How can you tell it’s time for assisted living?
Often seniors and their families begin searching for an assisted living community when there is a decline in overall ability to complete chores and tasks.
Assisted living may be the right choice if someone is experiencing the following signs:
- Inability to manage a home’s upkeep
- Assistance with meals is needed
- Loneliness and social isolation are occurring
- Concerns regarding living independently without supervision
- Individual no longer feels safe alone
- Medications aren’t taken on time or correctly
- Decline in function and personal appearance/hygiene
- No longer able to drive
- Forgetfulness that can lead to unsafe situations
- Lack of motivation or unable to enjoy the activities and hobbies from the recent past
What can I expect from the memory care staff?
Our memory care residents are supported 24 hours a day by experienced senior health care professionals who are specifically trained in caring for older adults impacted by degenerative memory loss.
Is a skilled nursing facility (SNF) similar to a hospital?
No, a SNF is not like a hospital. Many people enter a SNF following a hospital stay because they need continued therapy and nursing care, but at a slightly lower level of acuity. SNFs try to be more homelike so people can feel more comfortable as they recover. There are usually more community areas where residents and families can relax and visit. Residents can fill their days with therapy sessions and scheduled activities. Meals are often eaten in a dining room as opposed to in the room like in the hospital. This provides a great opportunity for socialization among our residents. A stay in a skilled nursing facility is a transition between the hospital and home.
Are there nurses on duty 24 hours a day?
Yes, nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What types of payment are accepted for skilled nursing care?
We accept private medical insurance and long-term care insurance, along with Medicare and Medicaid insurance.
Our current list of accepted insurance includes:
- UMWA Health and Retirement Funds
- TRICARE For Life
- United Healthcare
- Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
- Bankers Life and Casualty
- Mutual of Omaha
- Health Net Federal
- Anthem HIP
- Commercial Anthem Plans