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Senior housing types near Ofallon, IL

  • Joe's Place Adult Daycare

    Joe's Place Adult Daycare

    1032 Hartman Ln, O'Fallon, IL 62269
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    Welcome to Joe's Place Caring Cottage, a five star, family owned and operated community specializing and licensed in Memory care. Our cottage is designed and built for the specific needs of Alzheimer's & Dementia patients as well as providing a calm, fun, and safe environment for our residents to...

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  • Cedarhurst of Shiloh

    Cedarhurst of Shiloh

    429 South Main Street, Shiloh, IL 62269
    (15)
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    Cedarhurst of Shiloh is located at 429 South Main Street Shiloh, IL. We pride ourselves on providing the community with an assisted living service that has your family member's best interests in mind. We give our clients peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in good hands. We're also known for...

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  • Morningside of Shiloh

    Morningside of Shiloh

    1201 Hartman Ln, Shiloh, IL 62221
    (15)
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    You or your loved one will find a comfortable, homelike atmosphere at The Fountains of Shiloh in Shiloh, IL, a Good Neighbor Care community 'Where neighbors become friends and friends become family.' Our residents enjoy privacy, security, and a quiet lifestyle with all the comforts and conveniences...

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  • Bradford Place

    Bradford Place

    1463 Benchmark Centre Ct, Swansea, IL 62226
    (16)
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    Bradford Place is an assisted living community nestled in the peaceful town of Swansea, St. Clair County, Illinois. Swansea is known for being a quiet community with a nice blend of commerce and farming. Not only is it a great place to live, but it offers a lot of attractions for family members who...

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  • Sycamore Village

    Sycamore Village

    217 Castellano Drive, Swansea, IL 62226
    (24)
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    Personalized Assisted Living and Memory Enrichment Community

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  • Cedarhurst of Collinsville

    Cedarhurst of Collinsville

    1207 Vandalia Avenue, Collinsville, IL 62234
    (18)
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    Cedarhurst of Collinsville offers assisted-living apartments in a beautiful residential neighborhood. Families love our wide range of services designed to promote independence, comfort and connections. Our staff devotes themselves to providing exceptional personalized service. Our goal is to work...

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  • Morningside of Troy

    Morningside of Troy

    39 Dorothy Dr, Troy, IL 62294
    (15)
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    You or your loved one will find a comfortable, homelike atmosphere at The Fountains of Troy, IL, a modern Good Neighbor Care independent and assisted living community for seniors. Our residents are free from the cares of chores and other daily stresses. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to...

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  • Cambridge House of Maryville

    Cambridge House of Maryville

    6960 State Rte. 162, Maryville, IL 62062
    (6)
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    Welcome to a gracious and affordable assisted lifestyle! Cambridge House offers 103 private apartments to seniors 65 or older. Our emphasis is on maintaining your health, wellness, dignity, and independence.We offer a helping hand and personal attention to do the things you may no longer be able to...

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  • Cedar Trails

    Cedar Trails

    490 Urbanna Dr, Freeburg, IL 62243
    (8)
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    Cedar Trails Senior Living Community located in Belleville Illinois provides superior support for independent and assisted living needs. We offer a warm, safe family like environment for your aging parents. Our friendly professional staff, numerous services and activities or designed to provide a...

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  • San Gabriel Memory Care & Assisted Living

    San Gabriel Memory Care & Assisted Living

    241 Magnolia Dr., Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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    San Gabriel Memory care is a family owned and operated assisted living residence dedicated to serving the unique needs of adults with Alzheimer's and other memory related illnesses. By becoming part of the family at San Gabriel, residents continue their life journeys in an environment that supports...

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  • Cedarhurst of Granite City

    Cedarhurst of Granite City

    3450 Village Lane, Granite City, IL 62040
    (16)
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    Thank you for your interest in Cedarhurst of Granite City! When it comes time for individuals and families to consider relocating to an independent or assisted living environment, the decision can be very emotional and challenging. You are not alone. Each day, more than 5,000 American families find...

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  • Stillwater Senior Living

    Stillwater Senior Living

    1111 University Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025
    (5)
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    Stillwater Senior Living is an assisted living community right next door to the campus of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Woodland and freshly cut fields dominate the landscape of Edwardsville, creating a sense of separation from the city life in nearby St. Louis. At Stillwater...

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  • Altenheim St. Louis

    Altenheim St. Louis

    5408 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63111
    (11)
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    Experience elegant, boutique senior living at affordable rates. The charm of the Altenheim begins with its magnificent location on the banks of the scenic Mississippi. From the moment you walk in, you'll feel at home with the most delightful surroundings you could ask for in an independent,...

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  • Mary Ryder Home for Women

    Mary Ryder Home for Women

    4361 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63108
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    Mary Ryder Home is a not-for-profit residential care facility (RCF Level II) located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, focused on assisting low-income senior women who can no longer live independently but who do not yet need the level of care provided by a skilled nursing...

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  • Villas of Holly Brook Bethalto

    Villas of Holly Brook Bethalto

    312 Mechanical Dr, East Alton, IL 62024
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    The Villas of Hollybrook in Bethalto, IL is a preimere destination for anyone in search of senior living. Opened in June of 2018, the Villas of Hollybrook has both Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments that will blow you away! Upon first visit, our exceptional design and decor will wow you!...

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  • Villas at St. James

    Villas at St. James

    14335 Jamestown Road, Breese, IL 62230
    (7)
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    WELCOME HOME. Located in rural, serene Breese, Illinois, The Villas at St. James is an independent & assisted-living community for seniors that has been serving Clinton County since 2004. We provide the ideal living arrangement for independent, active seniors who want to be healthy and happy and...

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  • Charter Senior Living of St. Louis Hills

    Charter Senior Living of St. Louis Hills

    6543 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109
    (22)
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    Welcome Aboard Charter Senior Living of St Louis Hills! This community offers private studio apartments and limited one bedroom apartments with discreet assistance. Our community is part of the larger St. Louis Hills community. When you are looking for an apartment that offers discreet...

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  • Sherbrooke Village

    4005 Ripa Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63125
    (25)
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    Welcome to….. Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, where we make A Difficult Choice Easier. Nestled on several acres at the foot of Ripa Avenue in an area of outstanding natural beauty in South County, Sherbrooke Village represents Today’s nursing care residence. We share a mission of providing care...

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  • The Estates of Hidden Lake AL/IL

    11728 Hidden Lake Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63138
    (5)
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    Hidden Lake, A Lutheran Senior Services Community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering the peace of mind that comes with knowing your'll enjoy priority access to additional levels of care should your needs ever change. Independent Living. A distinctive patio home or a one or...

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  • Allegro

    Allegro

    1055 Bellevue Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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    Allegro is now open in Richmond Heights! Allegro is proud to bring our 40 year history and experience to the St. Louis metropolitan area, home of our company headquarters. Allegro strives to reimagine senior living, bringing comfort, convenience and quality care to older adults who want and deserve...

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  • Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Southview Assisted Living & Memory Care

    9916 Reavis Road, Affton, MO 63123
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Southview Assisted Living is the...

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  • Sunrise on Clayton

    Sunrise on Clayton

    7920 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
    (22)
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    Sunrise on Clayton is located in the Clayton / Richmond Heights area, just minutes from the Galleria Mall. We pride ourselves in our excellent ability to care for a wide array of care needs in an environment that is warm and homelike. Step into our community and you can't help but feel at home. We...

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  • Anthology of Clayton View

    Anthology of Clayton View

    8825 Eager Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63144
    (6)
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    Perfectly nestled between Ladue, Frontenac and Clayton, MO, in Richmond Heights, Stonecrest at Clayton View will offer an active and engaged lifestyle with just the right supportive care available when needed. Just a stone's throw from all of the exciting cultural, shopping & dining attractions St....

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  • Sunrise of Webster Groves

    Sunrise of Webster Groves

    45 E Lockwood Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119
    (29)
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    Sunrise of Webster Groves is an assisted living and memory care community in St. Louis, Missouri.

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  • Brentmoor

    Brentmoor

    8600 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63124
    (7)
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    Life Begins at Brentmoor! Centrally located in mid-St. Louis County (Delmar and I-70), this high-rise community offers 72 independent living apartments which include studio, one, two and three bedroom units. Senior Living at The Brentmoor includes all the comforts of home, plus scheduled...

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  • Cambridge House of O'Fallon

    844 Cambridge Blvd., O'Fallon, IL 62269
    (1)
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    Cambridge House of O'Fallon is an affordable assisted living community in the charming, small town of O'Fallon, IL. O'Fallon is a city in the St. Louis, IL region and one of the fastest growing cities in the area. Home to personnel from the Scott Air Force Base the city is rooted in a tradition of...

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  • Knollwood Retirement Community

    921 Knollwood Village Rd, Caseyville, IL 62232
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    Knollwood Retirement Community is an assisted living community located in Caseyville, IL. The town of Caseyville is located in St. Clair County with just over 4,000 people. A former coal mining town, Caseyville is picturesque, tranquil and quiet. Residents can relax outdoors and hear the water from...

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  • Kingsland Walk (Opening Summer 2020)

    Kingsland Walk (Opening Summer 2020)

    6668 Vernon Ave, University City, MO 63130
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  • Cedarhurst of Bethalto

    Cedarhurst of Bethalto

    903 N Moreland Rd, Bethalto, IL 62010
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  • Villas of Holly Brook Collinsville (Opening Early 2020)

    121 South Bluff Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
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  • Cedarhurst of Highland

    220 Field Crossing Dr, Highland, IL 62249
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  • Cedarhurst of Breese

    13887 Progress Drive, Breese, IL 62230
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  • Cedarhurst of Waterloo

    526 Legacy Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298
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Assisted Living in Ofallon, Illinois

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior care and housing that gives residents support for activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents typically receive support for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and meals. Different from a skilled nursing community where people receive around-the-clock nursing care, assisted living communities give residents access to care while as well as offering a wide variety of activities and amenities in a community setting. Some assisted living communities also provide support for seniors with certain medical necessities such as for example cognitive loss due to Alzheimer s disease or dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care.

For anyone who is unsure about what sort of care your loved one needs, consult with a medical professionall who can help you decide on the best kind of care. Additionally, our Senior Living Advisors are available to answer any of your concerns and help you look for a senior care community that meets your needs.

What Is Senior Living Like in Ofallon, IL?

Boasting four distinct seasons and lovely Midwest landscapes, Illinois is a beautiful destination to retire. Home to one of the world s largest airports, retiring in Illinois gives your family and friends a convenient place to visit, while as well as giving you easy access to world travel.

With regards to deciding on senior living, there are many things to consider, from the level of care and support to life style, location and more. Ofallon, IL has many options to help you make a confident and educated decision for your family.

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments:Generally known as adult communities, age-restricted apartments, and senior condos. Senior apartments are just like apartments for individuals of all ages, but they have an age restriction; typically residents must be older than 55 or 62. Older adults quite often feel better in senior apartments and prefer living in close proximity to persons from their own generation.
  • Independent Living:Independent living is a type of senior housing for seniors who now live independently but want to live in a community setting with additional seniors. This kind of senior housing typically has community events, entertainment, excursions, and often has transitional programs for seniors who gradually need assisted living.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs):Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care, giving seniors a continuum of care. A person can spend the remainder of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between levels of care as needed. This type of arrangement is also called '‚¬Aging in place, though it does require departing one s original home.
  • Adult Day Care:Adult day care provides respite care for caregivers who remain working while also looking after a loved one. That is a great alternative for caregivers and seniors researching ways to remain active and involved while living in the home and receiving home care solutions.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care:Care homes are typical homes in residential neighborhoods which have been adapted to care for a small group of residents. Offering solutions similar to assisted living communities, care homes specialize in providing individualized care in a home-like environment.
  • Assisted Living:Assisted living gives residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, personal grooming, medication management, and more. Amenities and services can differ greatly but commonly there is staff on hand around the clock to aid residents with requirements as they arise. Residents also typically have a care plan that is on a regular basis monitored and adapted as requirements change as time passes.
  • Memory Care:This sort of care can be for seniors with Alzheimer s disease and other varieties of dementia. These communities are usually specifically planned to ensure that residents don't get lost or wander. They provide dementia-friendly meal plans and life enhancing activities that encourage engagement and social interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing communities:Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing communities, are for seniors who require the highest degree of 24- hour health care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospital stay.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite:This care typically means a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care may also refer to in-home caregiving services used for only a brief period. Family caregivers make use of respite services if they need a break or have other obligations.
  • Hospice Care:Hospice care helps the terminally ill and their families make the most of the last days of their lives. Originated in the term '‚¬hospitality hospice isn't a place, but a philosophy of attention that sees death as a natural part of life, and seeks to support people meet this end with dignity and grace. This means comforting the individual on an emotional level and physically while aiding their loved ones as they navigate any end of life decisions.

What Services Are Available?

The amenities and services provided in senior living can vary greatly from community to community. However, most communities offer studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, activities, meal plans, transportation, and other experiences.

Other services often within assisted living include:

  • Access to medical support
  • Access to therapies on-site and off-site
  • Activity and nutrition courses
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication administration

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Communities ?

Ofallon has 33 communities in the region so it is important to tour several assisted living communities before finding the right one for your senior loved one. That way you will discover what options can be found and will have an easier time narrowing down your alternatives. Call or get in touch with A Place for Mom and we will help you put together a tour at your most wanted community.

Below are a few of some of the best questions you should be prepared to ask throughout your tour:

  • Are there any outdoor spaces that occupants can enjoy? If so, are they kept neat and tidy?
  • Can your staff give prescription medication?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • Do you include all of your services in the monthly rate? If not, just how much are extra services?
  • Does your policy require a preliminary assessment prior to admission?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how many persons are currently on it?
  • What apartment types can be found and what exactly are their price ranges?
  • What are the existing residents like?
  • What exactly are your invoicing and payment policies and methods?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the personnel interested? Friendly?
  • What's your release plan?
  • What sort of knowledge do your employees have?
  • It's also advisable to pay close attention to any occupants you meet or pass while you re there. Do they seem content and are they cared for well?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

According to Medicare.gov, '‚¬Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease

Medicare covers only short-term, non-custodial care. This means you cannot use Medicare to cover long-term nursing home stays or assisted living. Medicare covers medically necessary skilled care at a nursing home if you want short-term skilled care for an illness or injury and you meet certain conditions.

How Can I View Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Illinois?

The state of Illinois offers great usage of its assisted living community records through itsDepartment of Social Serviceswebsite. Info open to review includes licensed assisted living communities that are updated frequently, and details about assisted living licensing and violations.

In the state of Illinois, assisted living communities are required by law to:

  • Have a license if housing 17 or more unrelated individuals
  • Have over 80% of residents be 55 years old or older
  • Provide each resident with a written service plan which includes a doctor s analysis and evaluation
  • Provide personal and health services 24 hours per day with personnel assisting with personal needs such as dressing, eating, and hygiene

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living community?

Choosing the best community for your senior loved one is usually one of the most crucial decisions you may make. Throughout your tour, consider the standard of health care that your family member may receive. Your choice of '‚¬Å“if, when and where to move resides specifically with you and your family member, so consider what criteria are ultimately important to you and your family member.

  • Activities:It s smart to try to schedule your tour in conjunction with community get-togethers. Ask the manager if you can look at the activities as well as get involved. Are the activities and occasions well attended? Does the personnel seem to be to be enjoying the activity as well? Have a look at the community calendar of events. Do they meet your loved one s pursuits? Do the activities and events vary in size and type? Do they include outings and trips away from the community? If it's important to you and your family, don t forget to inquire about faith based services.
  • Cleanliness:Does the community feel clean and fresh? Be sure to look past the furnishings and into baseboards, corners, and windows. Ask how often housekeeping services are provided in the individual living area. Be sure you get total information on the types of maintenance provided and the approximated response times. Don t forget to ask about laundry procedures. Ask for details on what's made available and at what cost.
  • Friendliness:The attitude and friendliness of the staff are of the utmost importance. Make sure that you witness several workers interacting with current occupants. Do they listen and make eye contact? Make sure to acquire a good knowledge of the staffing pattern. How many people are actually involved in residents care? Be sure you receive an introduction to the management team. This can help you understand the goals and objectives of the community. It is important that you have confidence in the community s personnel.
  • Meals:As with most of us, the dining area experience is important to seniors. When visiting communities, it is beneficial to go over entree choices and find out about dining hours, options, and policies. Be sure you and your loved one try a meal at community. It's not only a terrific way to try the food, but it s a great opportunity to meet other people. Make sure you go over what goes on if a resident is unable to make it to the dining area for meals.
  • Reputation:Ask people and family members, past and present, for his or her honest views about the community. Many communities have a resident council which will be happy to reply any of your concerns. Check out our website to read over a number of the 314 reviews from family members who've shared their thoughts of specific communities.
  • Security and safety:Security and safety features are very important and offer reassurance for the caregiver. Make sure that washrooms are accessible and have grab bars in convenient places. Ask how residents get in touch with the staff if they have an an urgent situation in their living area. Learn about other basic safety features available in living quarters and through the entire community. Make sure you find out about staffing schedules to determine who is on-site consistently to assist residents. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ during the night? How will the community assist or manage residents medication requirements?
  • Trust your gut:When you are visiting, make sure you think about yourself or your family member essentially living at the community. Can you imagine your family member feeling relaxed? Do you really feel at ease? Are the staff and residents open, inviting and amiable?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Ofallon, Illinois?

The A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index states that the average cost of assisted living in the Ofallon region ranged from $1500 to $20000 per month. Charges for assisted living communities can vary widely depending on amenities, area, and services, consequently looking into nearby suburbs and towns could possibly give you more versatility.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sales of a residence or personal savings, but for some persons, this might not be an choice. Listed below are three other resources that will assist you finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies:If the parent or senior family member you are assisting transfer to assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may well be in a position to cash out the insurance policy and get the funds right now. Different regulations and constraints apply depending on the kind of coverage you have, so call a monetary advisor or eldercare legal professionall to determine more about your alternatives and to evaluate what s ideal for your circumstances.
  2. Reverse Mortgages:For senior couples who may have different care requirements, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for one person to go into assisted living while another resides in the home while their partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To learn more, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact theIllinois Housing Development Authority.
  3. Veterans Benefits:Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don t recognize. One benefit, specifically, Aid & Attendance, has helped many families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it s worthwhile to determine if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans, see our '‚¬"Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care, contact theIllinois Department of Veterans Affairsor go towww.va.gov.

For more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Finding the right assisted living community is an important decision, both for a senior and for their family.

Here are five points to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

  1. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night?Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while some may have more generalized help on hand after hours.
  2. Will there be a waitlist?Popular communities can fill fast. If the one you like isn't available, inquire about the waitlist and what the community s plan is for administering it. Many communities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your homework can genuinely pay back - plan in advance!
  3. Is there an outdoor space?For many residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved lawn or back yard, so gaining access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is essential. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of yard, with features such as BBQ places, gardens, and jogging paths for community events.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio?Will this community provide your loved one with the support they need? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of 1 personal care associates for each and every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to ask about the features you are searching for.
  5. What services are included in the monthly fee?Before signing the contract, it s smart to understand what is included in the basic fee arrangement and what might incur an additional fee. Some communities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, this means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but extra charges for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of care are billed distinct fees.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a community?

With so many choices to choose from, finding the right assisted living community can seem like an intimidating task. That s where our Senior Living Advisors can assist - they are specialists in helping match seniors to the communities that will be the best fit for his or her care requirements, personality, and budget.

Below are a few things to bear in mind during your search:

  • Be sure to look for your family member, not you.Today s assisted living communities offer everything from homey conditions to upscale resort-style luxury living. It can be easy to come to be influenced by the features and creature comforts you may choose for yourself, but in the end it comes down to what will function best for your family member.
  • Concentrate on the present, not the past.Does your loved one need support bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eye-sight or special meal plans? Would they enjoy the perks of a larger community or be more contented in a smaller, more personal setting? Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Arrange to tour at least 3 to 5 communities, if you can.Start with planned visits and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of the places seem like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more alternatives. And don t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you re there.

The process of selecting the most appropriate assisted living community can be overwhelming, but there are resources that can help. Call A Place for Mom today - we can help save you time and money and make it easier for you make a good choice.

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