At every Mission Health care community, we provide answers and understanding in a welcoming environment. That starts right here. We know finding a senior community that meets your family’s needs can seem overwhelming. So, we are here to assist you during your search, at every stage of the process.
We’ve compiled information that will guide you in making a thoughtful, well-informed decision about your next steps. It starts with asking important questions about your specific situation:
How do you know when it’s time to start having a conversation about senior living? Start by watching for signs of change. If you’ve noticed a change in habits, including a loss of interest in usual activities, excessive sleeping, weight loss or maybe the fridge is not as well-stocked as it once was, a senior care environment might support a healthier and safer lifestyle.
Erratic driving, more frequent fender benders, or a major accident could be indicators of medication-induced dizziness or could be signs of bigger issues such as Alzheimer’s disease or stroke. If you notice any of these things, a physical can help determine if vision loss, hearing loss, or cognitive issues are the cause.
Not taking medication when prescribed to do so, taking it at the wrong time of day, forgetting to take medication all together, or confusion over dosage are signs that help may be needed. Medications should be reviewed frequently and discussed with a doctor to double check the prescribed dosage. Setting up a pillbox with a box for each day of the week can be helpful. If difficulties with medications still persist, Senior Living can help.
Are utility bills, the gas bill, or cable/telephone bills not getting paid? Cognitive problems can make it hard to keep track of normal financial responsibilities. Look for evidence of unpaid bills or late notices—especially if the funds are available to cover these expenses.
Stairs may begin to pose a problem, especially if there isn’t a banister on both sides of the stairs. Furniture can become obstacles, causing trips or falls. Bruising can indicate frequent falls and can signal the need for a safer environment such as Senior Living. In the meantime, you can reduce furniture clutter, add non-slip pads to wood stairs, and place non-skid carpeting on floors to help reduce the chance of a fall.
Whether you’ve just spent a few days in the hospital and are not strong enough to return home safely, or additional medical resources are needed, we’re here with both short-stay and long-term services and solutions.
For people who have cognitive challenges resulting from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or accident, this program centers on the person to help create feelings of belonging and purpose to maintain identity and a strong sense of self for each resident.
In this supportive environment designed to enhance your life, health, and safety, you can live the lifestyle you desire. Daily assistance is available for tasks you may need a little help with, whether it’s taking medication, showering, or doing laundry.
We’re pleased to offer Independent Living at two of our communities, where you’ll find options to help you make the most of your retirement years, including the convenience of restaurant-style dining and the added options of housekeeping, laundry, transportation services and much more.
Cost is one of the biggest considerations when exploring senior living options. Is it affordable? What will Medicare cover? Because every person deserves the best possible care in a welcoming, warm environment that really does feel like home, we make it as easy as possible to help you find senior care you can afford.
There are many insurance coverage and payment options for skilled nursing communities. Our community participates in Medicaid, Medicare Part A & B, private insurance, hospice, respite care, and participating HMO plans.
The amount your insurance company will contribute toward skilled nursing care depends on your individual policy coverage guidelines. A member of our admissions team can help you answer this question based on the specifics of your particular situation.
A member of our admissions team will be happy to help you determine which skilled nursing benefits you may qualify for. Medicare benefits are available to millions of Americans, including those over age 65 and some people under 65 who are classified as disabled.
Medicare Part A covers a skilled nursing stay up to 100 days following a 3-day inpatient hospital admission. Days 1 to 20 are covered at 100%. A co-pay applies to days 21 to 100. Visit Medicare’s website for more information.
Medicaid is an option for eligible low-income patients in need of long-term nursing care. Eligibility requirements vary from case to case, and we can help you determine if you qualify.
Many insurance companies and employers now offer long-term care insurance.