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As you are asking the tough questions for you or your loved one in the consideration to move into senior living, we hope to help answer them. Below are a few general frequently asked questions as well as frequently asked questions specific to each care level we offer.

General Questions

Do you offer Rehabilitation and/or Transitional Care?

Each assisted living community offers different levels of care. At several or our communities, we offer Rehabilitation & Transitional Care outside of Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our services bridge the gap between the hospital and home and allow you to develop the necessary skills to lead an independent lifestyle.

Be sure to ask the Executive Director about the current levels of service respective to your needs.

How do I ask my loved one to consider life within a community?

Before starting any conversation about transitioning into a senior assisted living community, consider your love one’s feelings; put yourself in your senior’s daily life, and picture how it will be affected. Once you finish the research and gain the support, plan to start the conversations. Give your loved one plenty of time to become acquainted with idea after having these conversations, allowing questions to be answered before going forward with a plan. Sometimes, the thought of this move can be discomforting, so discussing sooner is better; you want the dialogue to be open, not decided.

Start the conversation in a safe space, somewhere comforting yet neutral, opening both of your minds to new ideas and goals. Know all the perks, so you can give your loved one a glimpse into this new, exciting journey. As a partner, assure your senior that this will not create distance between the two of you, but opportunity to spend more quality time together without the worry of daily tasks to complete. Whether the feeling is enthusiastic or anxious, remember to stay positive – just considering this option gives your senior a chance to look ahead, and the respect to decide next steps!

Once the move is made, add to the excitement of that new space by giving your loved one a housewarming gift, exploring the property, introducing potential new friends and helping choose a few starting activities. Leave with a date set for the next visit, giving your loved one something to look forward to.

How do I make Cornerstone Senior Living home?

  • Bring personal items to put in the new apartment
  • Buy a housewarming gift to go in the new space
  • Don’t be afraid to put you or your loved one out there, socially
  • Keep doing you or your loved one’s favorite activities
  • Stay in touch with your family and friends outside of the community, and invite them to visit
  • Acquaint yourself with the entire property and its amenities, so you know where you or your loved one wants to go and what you or your loved one wants to do
  • Don’t forget to enjoy the new perks

Independent Living

What is the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

Independent Living is for seniors who are able to live on their own in an apartment or house, but are looking for the convenience, comfort and security of living within a community. In other words, you enjoy your independence but would like support from services and amenities such as housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation, security, or the option of assistance with daily tasks or medical care you need it later.

Likewise, an Assisted Living Community combines Independent Living with health care, as needed, allowing residents to stay independent. Our Assisted Living communities and caring staff provide a wide range of personal care services like assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing and medication reminders. Many communities providing Assisted Living for seniors also offer short-term respite care.

Our staff provides personal attention including developing programs designed to suit individual residents’ needs. We provide 24-hour supervised care within a separate wing or floor of a residential community. You can take comfort in knowing our programs are developed by highly experienced, trained staff members who will treat your loved ones as an extension of their own family.

How do I know it is the right time to look for an Independent Living community and support system?

  • I want to maintain independence
  • I have the basic Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Daily Grooming
  • Eating
  • Mobility
  • Continence
  • Could use help with instrumental ADLs
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal Prep
  • Transportation
  • Finances
  • I am looking for new opportunities to meet people
  • I want more adventure in my life
  • I want to feel inspired
  • I am open to moving
  • I want to feel safe

What makes Independent Living at Cornerstone Senior Living unique?

For us, providing Independent Living care within our communities is more than having the luxury of having a personal chef and housekeeper, it’s making sure you know help is available day and night, when and if you need it. We like to think of it as nurturing an independent lifestyle providing freedom, comfort, activities, peace of mind and security, enabling you to truly enjoy your retirement years.

Assisted Living

What is the difference between Assisted Living and Independent Living or Memory Care?

Independent Living is for seniors who are able to live on their own in an apartment or house, but are looking for the convenience, comfort and security of living within a community. In other words, you enjoy your independence but would like support from services and amenities such as housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation, security, or the option of assistance with daily tasks or medical care, if you need it later.

Likewise, Assisted Living combines Independent Living with health care, as needed, allowing residents to stay independent. Our Assisted Living communities and caring staff provide a wide range of personal care services like assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing and medication reminders. Many communities that provide Assisted Living for seniors also offer short-term respite care.

However, our Memory Care communities specifically cater to those who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia through structured care. Our Memory Care communities are designed around a neighborhood-style setting, where common areas are duplicated throughout the community. This allows residents to have a homelike atmosphere within a larger setting.

Our staff provides personal attention including developing programs designed to suit individual residents’ needs. We provide 24-hour supervised care within a separate wing or floor of a residential community. You can take comfort in knowing our programs are developed by highly experienced, trained staff members who will treat your loved ones as an extension of their own family.

How do I know it is the right time to look for an Assisted Living community and support system?

  • I want to maintain a daily routine and some independence
  • I could use help with the activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Daily Grooming
  • Eating
  • Mobility
  • Continence
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal Prep
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Finances
  • I am looking for new opportunities to meet people
  • I want to feel inspired
  • I am open to moving
  • I want to feel safe

What makes Assisted Living at Cornerstone Senior Living unique?

We believe we have the most loving caregivers and, therefore, the most loving atmosphere available in our Assisted Living communities. Having neighbors nearby who share common interests, activity and experiences enhances your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Our team uses a compassionate care approach and is well-trained on being a care partner for each individual resident.

Memory Care

What is the difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Assisted Living combines Independent Living with health care, as needed, allowing residents to stay independent. Our Assisted Living communities and caring staff provide a wide range of personal care services like assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing and medication reminders. Many communities providing Assisted Living for seniors also offer short-term respite care. However, our Memory Care communities specifically cater to those who are living with Alzheimer’s care and dementia through structured care.

Our Memory Care communities are designed around a neighborhood-style setting, where common areas are duplicated throughout the community. This allows residents to have a homelike atmosphere within a larger setting.

Our staff provides personal attention including developing programs designed to suit individual residents’ needs. We provide 24-hour supervised care within a separate wing or floor of a residential community. You can take comfort in knowing our programs are developed by highly experienced, trained staff members who will treat your loved ones as an extension of their own family.

How do I know it is the right time to look for a Memory Care community and support system for my loved one?

  • I want my loved one to maintain daily activity
  • My loved one has mood swings, sometimes causing disorientation, and requires supervision
  • My loved one needs ongoing medical attention
  • My loved one needs 24/7 assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Daily Grooming
  • Eating
  • Mobility
  • Continence
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Finances
  • I want my loved one to continue to be engaged
  • I want my loved one to feel a sense of identity
  • I am open to moving my loved one
  • I want my loved one to feel safe

What makes Memory Care at Cornerstone Senior Living unique?

Our Memory Care programming provides a unique approach toward enriching your loved one’s lifestyle and experience within our community. We focus on mental, physical and spiritual stimulation with a compassionate care approach–living each day with our residents. Our highly trained teams work with each resident and their family members through this journey, providing both peace of mind their loved one is in a safe, relaxing and nurturing environment.

Additional Resources

We understand selecting care for yourself or an aging loved one is a complex and personal choice. Our goal is to help you find the right place, matching housing with your lifestyle, healthcare and financial needs. In an effort to assure you are making the right decision for your situation, we have provided a list of resources as an additional guide.

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