Getting Started Begins with a Conversation
If you would like to speak with someone about becoming a resident at Springwell, please use the form to the right or, give us a call. We can’t wait to hear from you.
Finding a new home that’s right for you can be a daunting task, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. At Springwell, we want you to feel comfortable with your decisions, and based on your lifestyle, we will help you find the living option that’s just perfect for you.
What Living Option is Best for You?
What should my first step in this process be?
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What is assisted living and why might it be a better option than in-home care?
Assisted living care is similar to in-home care in that both offer non-medical services through trained Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and other licensed staff. Services typically include help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing, grooming and dressing, medication management, and transportation to medical offices.
Residents live 24/7 in Assisted Living, where services are spread out over the course of a day or week based on an individualized plan of support. In-home care offers 1-on-1 visits, typically for blocks of 4 or more hours at a time for providing services, rather than through a team of people intermittently throughout the day based on the care plan. In-home care is typically much more expensive on an hourly basis.
Communities like Springwell Senior Living take care of the business matters that are required to provide care staff for an operation that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Tasks such as conducting employee background checks, drug screenings, insurance coverage, maintaining support and training, and ensuring coverage even in the event of an emergency are the responsibility of the community, not yours.
Working with an in-home care agency is a way to find an in-home caregiver because they will usually take care of the business side. The older adult’s family, however, would be responsible for hiring the caregiver through a private agency and managing the process.
What is the one-time Service Initiation Fee or Community Service Fee?
The Community Fee in a rental retirement community like Springwell is a one-time payment that covers the administrative cost of moving into the community, the cost of refurbishing the residence, and maintenance for the common areas. It is typically the equivalent of approximately the monthly fee. This is significantly less than the upfront buy-in fee at most Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).
What is included in the monthly fee?
Independent Living includes use of a private apartment, a dining plan, all utilities except telephone, housekeeping and linen services every other week, a 24-hour emergency call system, staff on-site 24 hours per day, scheduled local transportation, routine maintenance and repairs, social/cultural/recreational programs and use of all common areas.
Assisted Living includes three meals a day, weekly housekeeping and laundry, medication management, 24-hour emergency call system, access to a LPN 24/7, activities, spiritual programs, scheduled local transportation, all utilities except telephone and a personalized service plan. Some personalized service plans may require an additional Level of Care charge based upon the intensity, frequency, and duration of specific services.
Why choose a rental community?
Springwell Senior Living’s monthly fee residency option offers residents freedom and flexibility. It also allows for lower up-front costs and the ability to make transitions more cost effectively should your needs change. Your nest egg can be preserved.
What will happen when my health care needs change?
Springwell Senior Living offers a continuum of care to address health and lifestyle changes as they occur between Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Springwell maintains good referral relationships with Skilled Nursing Facilities (“SNFs” or “nursing homes”) in the event that one of its residents needs access to such a facility for short-term rehab or long-term skilled care.
Who decides when a resident must transfer to Assisted Living or Memory Care?
Your comfort and care is always our first priority. Our senior community’s care providers and management team will work together with you and your family to determine if and when a move may be necessary.
What care options are available?
Independent living allows seniors to enjoy the benefits of living at home without the worry of home maintenance, housekeeping, and meal preparation. It provides a safety net for those who need it, including a daily check in program and an emergency call response system supported by Springwell trained staff. Our residents can maintain their independence in an environment where their passions don’t end, but are encouraged.
Assisted living is best for seniors who in addition to housekeeping and meal preparation also need some help with certain activities of daily living. These include help with bathing, grooming, escorting, medication management and many other individualized needs. Because assisted living needs are diverse and vary from resident to resident, each person has his or her own specific care plan which details their care needs and preferences.
Memory Care provides a separate, comfortable and secure environment for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other forms of memory loss. As in traditional Assisted Living, needs are diverse and vary from resident to resident, so care plans are unique to each person. A dedicated activities staff provides a robust program including exercise, outings, entertainment, and individual activities tailored to older adults with memory loss.
How is my level of care determined?
Personalized service plans are developed for each individual based on Springwell’s clinical assessment and input from your health care practitioners. Resident assessments are reviewed routinely and upon changes in condition. Points are assigned based on the intensity, frequency and duration of services in areas such as bathing, grooming, dressing, continence management, dining, medication administration and other treatments, transferring, behavior & cognitive management, laundry and housekeeping.
What kinds of activities are available at Springwell?
Springwell Senior Living boasts a full calendar of events and activities monthly. They vary by product line (Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care). From exercise class and book club to classic movies and art instruction, our dedicated and imaginative full-time Activities Directors are always coordinating entertaining and enlightening activities, excursions, programs, and special Friends and Family events.