Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of “downsizing”?
An apartment residence may have less square footage than your current home. But most people find they only use a few rooms in their house anyway. Your home here includes an expansive community with walking paths and manicured gardens, so you’ll have more room than ever to grow your lifestyle. Perhaps the biggest benefit: We take care of all maintenance, inside and out.
What if I don’t want to participate in every community activity?
This is your life and your home. Do as much or as little as you like. There are countless opportunities for fun and fulfillment of all kinds. But certainly, we all need time for relaxing, recharging or simply some quiet time to ourselves. Being alone is always an option, but never a necessity.
What does a monthly fee cover?
Think of the monthly fee as a consolidation of all the bills and costs of living in a house. It covers all maintenance, housekeeping, your meal plan, water, cable, electricity, unlimited use of common spaces and campus amenities, plus all the benefits of Comprehensive Life Care. The amount you pay depends on the size of residence you choose and the number of occupants in your residence. A second person pays a significantly lower monthly fee.
Are there any hidden fees?
No. However, there are supplementary services available for an additional fee. These include:
- Counseling services
- Guest suites and guest meals
- Beauty salon/barbershop
- Spa services and massage therapy
- Telephone services
Is Plymouth Place pet-friendly?
Yes. We love our furry friends, and find they often have a therapeutic effect on Residents in our health services neighborhoods.
How do I know if assisted living is right for me or a loved one?
It’s best to start with a meeting with our professional staff so we can help you determine the right level of assistance. When help with daily tasks is needed — taking medicines, bathing, dressing, meals, transportation and housekeeping — assisted living can be the answer. Rest assured, you’ll find top-quality, compassionate services at Plymouth Place.
What if care needs are greater than what’s provided in assisted living?
We’re a continuing care retirement community. That means, in addition to assisted living, we provide access to Memory Care and skilled nursing. These services provide round-the-clock care for someone who needs long-term supervision or support, or for individuals recovering from illness or injury.
Speech and language pathologists address issues with communication and swallowing. At Plymouth Place, our therapists can design treatment plans to help with cognitive issues, language ability and provide alternate communication strategies.
Is rehab covered by insurance?
At Plymouth Place, we’re Medicare-certified. And we’ll work with your private insurance company for preapproval.
What’s the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?
They’re similar. Physical therapy helps restore strength and mobility. Occupational therapy helps people adapt to their social and physical surroundings through education in things like dressing, memory training and coordination exercises.
Hospice is also called end-of-life care. It focuses on pain management and symptom control, rather than curative treatment. It’s based on the notion that we are all entitled to comfort, compassion and dignity at the end of our lives. Hospice can be a great comfort to both the patient and family caregivers.
Who should receive hospice care?
A physician should be the one to identify a life-limiting illness or condition, with death expected within six months. Often a patient may live longer than this. Hospice care is appropriate for terminal illness, including cancer, organ failures and all types of dementias. If you’re unsure whether you or a loved one needs hospice care, please contact us or your physician.