Frequently asked questions, and answers.
We understand choosing a senior living community is a big decision. We want to be a helpful resource, wherever you are on your senior living journey. To guide you, we’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our community. Of course, we’re always available to answer your questions — call us anytime at 908-566-3500 or fill out the form on this page.
What is independent living?
Independent living gives active older adults an opportunity to enjoy their current lifestyle without the burden of home maintenance. At The House, independent living residents make the most of this worry-free way of life by tapping into a variety of convenient services and amenities, and forming meaningful connections with like-minded neighbors.
Is now the right time to move to The House?
Many of our current residents asked the same question. Today, they’ll tell you, “I wish I’d made this move sooner.” So we encourage you to come see for yourself what life looks like here. You may start to realize it’s always the right time to start enjoying the fulfillment and freedom of independent living at The House.
Can I bring my own furniture?
Absolutely. Your residence is your home. Bring furniture and belongings you treasure. Or start fresh with new pieces you’ve been waiting to enjoy.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation is provided in independent living and assisted living on a first-come, first-served basis. Routine weekly trips to area shopping centers are scheduled on specific days and times. Daytrips to area attractions are regularly scheduled.
Why do I need renter’s insurance?
Independent living, assisted living, and comprehensive personal care accommodations are considered each resident’s apartment. The House is not responsible for contents and damages a resident may cause to other residences (e.g., flooring).
What is assisted living?
It’s a combination of community living with personalized supportive services and some health care. This level of care is designed to meet the needs of The House residents who need help with activities of daily living. The goal of assisted living is to ensure comfort and safety while preserving as much independence as possible.
What is the difference between an acute care facility and a subacute care facility (such as The House)?
Subacute care facilities usually provide up to two hours of therapy a day; acute care facilities usually provide three or more hours of therapy a day. The hospital discharge planner and the physician determine which type of facility will best serve the patient.
Is Medicaid accepted?
Medicaid is accepted in both our skilled care and comprehensive care apartments, which offer assisted living services. Medicaid applicants may be placed on a waiting list based on apartment availability.
What is the difference between assisted living and comprehensive personal care?
Comprehensive personal care is a type of assisted living with smaller, less costly apartments, yet the services offered are identical to those in traditional assisted living.
How would I know if I need to transition to assisted living?
Rest assured, our team of interdisciplinary professionals will assist you in identifying your care needs. Assisted living options are ideal for residents who can still live independently but need extra assistance with certain activities of daily living — taking medication, bathing, dressing, meals, housekeeping, transportation and other everyday needs. Our team provides an individualized level of support while helping you maintain an active lifestyle filled with friends, neighbors and family.
What is assisted living like at The House?
Our goal is to provide residents with an environment that supports and encourages the kind of life they want to live. By lending a helping hand with the activities of daily living that have become a challenge, we help you find more time and energy to give to the things that make your days bright.
Is Medicaid accepted?
Medicaid is accepted in both our skilled nursing care and comprehensive personal care residences. Medicaid applicants may be placed on a waiting list based on apartment availability.
What is skilled nursing?
It’s a level of care ideal for those who are recovering from a hospital stay or who need long-term care. Professional, compassionate support is delivered around-the-clock by licensed professionals, including RNs, LPNs and certified nursing assistants.
When is skilled nursing necessary?
This level of care is appropriate for those who require attentive medical care but don’t have the acute needs that would make hospitalization necessary. It provides a higher level of care than assisted living, whether the need is for short-term hands-on assistance with routine activities, rehabilitation services or long-term care.
When would someone need long-term care?
Long-term nursing care may be necessary for seniors who are dealing with an ongoing health condition or disability, chronic or severe pain, a chronic medical condition, or permanent disability.
What types of therapies do you offer?
The House provides short- and long-term senior rehabilitation with physical, speech and occupational therapies. Residents recovering from illness or injury receive expert care from skilled pathologists and therapists using advanced treatments and technologies.
Is occupational therapy the same as physical therapy?
Both therapies help residents regain strength and mobility, but occupational therapy helps residents adapt to their social and physical environment through education in things like dressing, memory training and coordination exercises.
What can I expect from speech therapy?
Our skilled speech and language pathologists address communication issues and swallowing dysfunction. They’ll design treatment plans to help with language ability, provide alternate communication strategies, and give appropriate diet recommendations.
How often will I receive therapy services?
Every person receives an individualized treatment plan based on their specific rehabilitation needs and input from their doctor.
What is respite care?
Respite care offers primary caregivers a reprieve from the responsibilities they take on when caring for a senior loved one. This kind of short-term care can be arranged for a few hours in the case of adult day care or longer respite stays of a few days or more.
What is included in respite care?
Professional caregivers are available 24/7 to accommodate the needs of senior respite care guests. Within our comfortable and secure community environment, they’ll enjoy freshly prepared meals, housekeeping services, and opportunities for social engagement.