We often receive a lot of questions concerning assisted living, and therefore, we’ve created this useful list of FAQs to assist you. We invite you to contact us if you need answers to a question that’s not listed here.
Who pays for assisted living care?
There are several different ways to pay for assisted living care. We encourage you to speak to someone in our Business Office who can assist you and give you an idea of what your out-of-pocket costs will be.
What activities are offered in the community?
One of the reasons our residents love living at West Bladen is because we have a wide range of activities. This includes everything from shopping excursions to religious services.
What is respite care?
This is a short-term stay in our wonderful community.
Do you allow pets to visit?
We take a look at this on a case-by-case basis. You should speak with our staff if you’d like to have a pet visit. All animals must have up-to-date shot records.
What is Memory Care?
At West Bladen, we understand that Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases are devastating for the entire family. That’s why we have 26 beds dedicated to Memory Care. This is a service that provides engaging activities in a safe environment led by staff members who have received specialized training.
Are residents allowed to bring in personal items from home?
We don’t just allow it—we encourage it! We believe having items that remind you of home helps smooth transition to assisted living. You may wish to bring favorite books, pictures, clothing and special personal care items.
We do ask that you speak with our staff when bringing in furniture or other large items. We want to be sure that you are safe and that these items don’t create fire code violations.
What services do you provide?
Our philosophy is that we respect independence but we will gladly give a helping hand if needed.
We take care of many of the mundane tasks of daily living, freeing you to enjoy your time at West Bladen. We provide housekeeping services, scheduled outings, delicious meals and more.
We also provide help with the tasks of daily living such as bathing, dressing and eating.
What if I need a higher level of care?
The resident’s doctor will need to make this determination. We will help residents find appropriate placement if they need skilled nursing care.
We understand the importance of education. Because we want you to be well-informed, we’ve provided this extensive list so you can easily have access to reliable and up-to-date material.
- Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org
- National Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
- American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
- American Heart Association www.heart.org
- American Lung Association www.lung.org
- National Kidney Association www.kidney.org
- American Stroke Association www.stroke.org
- Medicare Information www.medicare.gov
- North Carolina Medicaid Information www.medicaid.ncdhhs.gov
- National Council on Aging www.ncoa.org
- Parkinson’s Foundation www.parkinson.org
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Health Information for Older Adults www.cdc.gov
- Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org
- Health Information for Older Adults www.health.gov
- National Dementia Association www.nationaldementia.org