Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
What exactly is an assisted living community?
Assisted living offers seniors an opportunity to remain independent while receiving assistance with activities of daily living. It is a great option when 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, such as a nursing home environment, is not required, but just a little daily help is needed.
Activities of daily living include tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, self-administration of medications, or the administration of medications, and more. The staff at Hamlet may also assist with housekeeping, shopping, laundry—whatever the resident needs to keep feeling independent as long as possible.
How does long-term care differ from assisted living?
In addition to personal assistance with the activities of daily living, long-term care offers access to additional care, including 24/7 skilled nursing if necessary.
How can I help my parents transition to a supportive living community?
AARP suggests an adult child ask his or her parents questions that might help start the conversation. You would not ask all these questions in one sitting, but use them as a guide for topics of conversation when the moment is right.
Here are a few examples: Is your home still appropriate for your needs? Do you need help with household chores? Can you cook your favorite meals? Do you feel comfortable driving? Would it be a great relief to have transportation available right at your door? Are your prescriptions current and are you taking your medications correctly? Have you seen the doctor lately? Do you get lonely, especially at mealtimes?
Can residents bring their pet?
Yes, pets are welcome at Hamlet. In fact, a specialized pet care package is available to assist with pet care, including a helping hand with feeding and giving water to the pet, taking care of the litter box for cats or walking the dog, plus playtime and routine grooming.
Can residents bring their own furniture?
Your parents are welcome to bring furniture they love to make their apartment feel like home. Hamlet offers some of the largest floor plans in both independent and assisted living.
Is any assistance available For Veterans or their spouses?
Veterans widows and widowers of a Veteran are often eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation rehabilitation and employment, and burial. For complete details, go to www.benefits.va.gov.
What is Memory Care?
Memory care provides a specialized environment for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize existing cognitive abilities, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion, and increase peace of mind.