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What is Assisted Living? 
Who is eligible to be an Assisted Living tenant?
What does a typical Assisted Living units look like?
What is Assisted Living Not?
What services and amenities do you provide?
Do you provide skilled care as well as Assisted Living? 
Can I live in assisted living if I have a wheelchair, walker or just have difficulty in walking?
Does this mean that you can prevent my mother from falling?
Do you have a house physician?
Do I have to give notice if I decide to move out?
Do I have to sign over my house or sign a lease?
May I bring my own furnishings to my apartment?

 

 

What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living provides each person with just the right amount of care to allow him or her to maintain their independence—all within the comforts of home. Assisted living provides a personalized alternative for seniors who need more assistance in their lives, but do not require the full-time attention associated with costly nursing or home care.

Who is eligible to be an Assisted Living tenant?
Do you wish to live as independently as possible in a housing environment, require personal and supportive services, have the ability and desire to self-direct their care.

What does a typical Assisted Living units look like?
A one-bedroom apartment or bachelor suite, includes kitchen, living/dining, bathroom and bedroom areas, is designed to maximize independence and privacy and can be adapted to accommodate a tenant's changing needs.

What is Assisted Living Not?
Assisted living is not a nursing home. Our residents tend to be frail, need assistance with medications, meals, ambulation and other activities, but are not chronically ill. Assisted living does not staff nurses around the clock, although higher quality providers usually have a licensed nurse on staff. At the same time, because assisted living is a residential model of care, residents have more choice and control over their living arrangements and activities than in the more institutional nursing home setting. Consulting with your doctor can help you know which level of care is right for you.

What services and amenities do you provide?
* Three nutritious meals served daily in the dining room
* Medication Management
* Social, educational and devotional services
* Leisure and recreational activity program
* Local scheduled transportation
* Coordination with resident's personal physician
* Utilities (excluding telephone and cable TV)
* Housekeeping and personal laundry services
* Maintenance of building and grounds

Do you provide skilled care as well as Assisted Living? How long can the resident live in your community before having to go to a nursing home?
Mountain Vista Manor does not provide skilled nursing care, but Physical Therapy, Home Health, and Hospice can come to the community just as they would if the resident were in their own home. Our goal is to keep our residents forever. However, there are times when that isn't possible. For instance, if a resident has surgery, they may need skilled care for a short time before they move back into our community.

Can I live in assisted living if I have a wheelchair, walker or just have difficulty in walking?
Yes. Most higher quality assisted living facilities seek to allow residents to remain in the independent assisted living setting as long as possible. Unless you have unusual problems, which should be discussed with the Executive Director, we accept and encourage people who need assistance with ambulation to live with us at Mountain Vista Manor.

Does this mean that you can prevent my mother from falling?
Unfortunately not. It is important to be aware that no assisted living facility or nursing home can prevent resident falls, which are regrettably part of the normal aging process and therefore a natural risk of living. While we staff caregivers 24 hours a day, we cannot and do not provide one-on-one assistance or oversight 24 hours a day. This means that there are times, whether in a resident’s room, bathroom or even in the common areas, when a resident will experience falls.

Do you have a house physician?
Residents may continue to see their own physicians just as they did before moving into our communities. We arrange for or provide transportation to and from their local doctor with family companion service as needed.

Do I have to give notice if I decide to move out?
Yes, we ask that you give us a 30-day notice, as you would with any living accommodation.

Do I have to sign over my house or sign a lease?
Mountain Vista Manor offer month-to-month leases and accommodate short- term respite stays. There are no hidden costs or large up front fees to pay.

May I bring my own furnishings?
Absolutely. This is your home and you should have all the comforts and furnishings to which you are accustomed. Mountain Vista Manor residents enjoy decorating their own rooms and entrances to add their own unique personality to their homes.

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