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What is assisted living?

Assisted living offers seniors the help they need with the tasks of daily living, a residential community that supports and encourages their independence, and opportunities to live a full and engaging life.

What assisted living is not?

Assisted living is not a nursing home. The typical Golden Years resident may need assistance with medications, meals, housekeeping and other activities, but is not chronically ill.

Is Golden Years a licensed provider of assisted living? Does that really matter?

Yes – and Yes! High quality providers of assisted living, like Golden Years, have one thing in common – they are licensed and regulated by the state. Licensing ensures appropriate staffing levels, certified care plans, staff training, and medication administration. Don’t assume a provider is licensed just because they call themselves “assisted living.” A quick look around the entrance will tell you if it is a licensed community or not, as the state requires licenses to be displayed prominently at the entrance.

Is there a nurse on duty?

Yes there is a licensed nurse available as needed. Assisted living providers are not required to employ a full-time nurse however; Golden Years has one on duty daily.

Do you have a house physician?

No. Residents continue to see their own physicians. Golden Years will assist residents with transportation to their doctor’s office as needed.

What services and amenities are included in the monthly fee?

All of our services are included in the monthly rate except personal telephone.

If my health needs change while living at Golden Years, will I automatically have to move into a skilled nursing facility?

Not necessarily. Some residents receive physical therapy, home health, and even hospice in their home at Golden Years. Others leave for post-surgical rehabilitation and look forward to coming back home as quickly as possible.

Does this mean that you can prevent resident falls?

Unfortunately, no. It is important to be aware that no assisted living community can prevent resident falls. Golden Years provides an environment and services that encourage an active, healthful approach to living. Staying active is one of the best ways to prevent falls, as well as an uncluttered living space.

Do I have to give notice if I decide to move out?

Yes, as detailed in our Resident Agreement, we require a 30-day notice.

Do I have to sign a lease?

Yes. Our communities offer month-to-month leases and accommodate short-term respite stays in addition to long-term. There are no hidden costs and no fluctuating fees after you move in.

May I bring my own furnishings to my apartment?

Absolutely. This is your home and you should have all the comforts and furnishings to which you are accustomed.

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