What is the difference between Assisted Living and Nursing Home Services?
Skilled Nursing Home services are most often needed following a hospital stay or a decline in health. Nursing home stays are usually temporary focused on rehabilitation to prepare the resident to return to their lifestyle.
Assisted Living is typically not a temporary stay and is designed to have a residential atmosphere. Assisted living typically offers assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, meals and other activities of daily living. The beauty of assisted living is that these services are available should you need them, with a focus on the resident’s continued independence. Assisted living residents enjoy a level of freedom to follow their own schedules, choose their activities and remain an active participant in their care.
How do I pay for Assisted Living?
There are several different financial options for payment of Assisted Living services:
Assisted living is primarily paid for privately in Ohio – either by individuals themselves or with assistance from their family.
Some older adults have long-term care insurance policies. Check with your carrier to see how assisted living is covered.
Special populations like veterans may have access to the VA approved Aid and Attendance benefit.
Medicare and private insurance do not cover the cost of assisted living. Some communities do accept a limited number of residents on the Medicaid Waiver program.
Ask our dedicated staff to assist you in finding out more about these payment options.
Who is Wallick senior living?
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, for more than 30 years.
“We are committed to promoting independence, dignity and quality of life in a caring environment.”
“We are Professionals who are honored to serve our Residents.”
What is covered in the Independent Service Package?
Included in your independent service package is: Room and board with kitchenette and window treatments. Dining options, weekly housekeeping services, activities and social programs, access to the facility laundry room, 24-hour emergency response system, all utilities with the exception of cable and telephone, routine maintenance.
Other services are available including assistance with care. Your level of care will be determined upon assessment for admission.
How do I know if The Ashford can meet my care needs?
At The Ashford, we offer several levels of care to best meet the needs of our residents. From the most independent residents to those needing some extra assistance, we have care options available to meet most everyone’s needs. Our staff will work with you prior to admission to determine the level of care needed for your loved one.
Do I bring my own furnishings?
At The Ashford, we encourage individuality. We want you to feel comfortable in your apartment. Personal items and furniture are a great way for you to decorate your apartment to your individual taste. Therefore, you will need to bring your items with you at the time of move in. Please see one of our staff members for a list of items to help you make the move.
Does The Ashford allow pets?
At The Ashford, we want you to feel at home. If you feel comfortable caring for your pet and they are an appropriate pet for our community, you are welcome to bring them with you!
Can I receive physical, occupational, speech therapy?
Life at The Ashford is all about maintaining your independence. Should therapy be needed to provide some strengthening, assist with balance issues, as well as many other diagnoses, we will be glad to assist you in getting therapy services within our community.
How will I keep from getting bored?
At The Ashford, there is something for everyone. Many different activities are offered such as entertainment, day trips and outings, exercise, movies, and an abundance of friends and family to occupy your time.
How soon can I move in?
Talk to one of our supportive staff members today to reserve your apartment! We’ll assist you through the process and help you find comfort in your new home at The Ashford.
The Ashford’s team of professionals specialize in helping you select the best living space based on your needs. Call or visit us today to speak with one of our team members.