- Who is eligible to live at Summercrest?
Individuals 62 and older and couples at minimum ages of 62 and 55
- Is there an entry fee?
No, there is no entry or endowment fee. Monthly fees are based on a lease agreement.
- How long must I commit to being at Summercrest?
Most residents stay on a long-term basis. However, a one-year lease is the minimum requirement.
- What if my health changes?
If you or your spouse/companion experience changes which require more intensive health care, we will attempt to accommodate your needs. The staff at Summercrest has an established relationship with area nursing homes, hospitals and home care companies, They will work with you to address and resolve any situations which occur.
- Can I bring my own furniture?
Yes, this is your home, and we encourage you to bring your own furnishings and mementos.
- Are there any visiting restrictions?
Absolutely not! Encourage your family and friends to visit anytime. Consider Summercrest your home where you can entertain others whenever you choose.
- How is Memory Care different from assisted living?
While there are many similarities between memory care and assisted living there are also some significant distinctions.
Both the design of The Seasons memory care center and the programming are very different from assisted living. The Seasons is secured, both staff and visitors need a pass code to enter and leave. This is an important feature since individuals with memory loss may become disoriented if they leave the building by themselves. The interior space of The Seasons is designed to offer residents convenient, open access throughout the common living areas, keeping them active and engaged in community activities.
Staff members have special training in caring for individuals with memory loss. They are able to provide not only personal care assistance but help in calming and orienting residents who are experiencing confusion. Since those with memory loss may have irregular sleep patterns, The Seasons caregivers are on hand 24 hours day to provide support and assistance as needed by the residents.
- Does specialized Memory Care really make a difference?
Much has been learned in recent years about the role the correct environment plays in determining quality of life for those with dementia. In a setting designed to minimize disorientation and maximize safety, residents are far more calm and able to find enjoyment in life.
- I feel guilty about placing my loved one in Memory Care, but just can't provide the necessary care any longer. How can I feel like I'm still doing my part?
One of the most difficult parts of being a caregiver is knowing when you have to take care of yourself. Caring for someone with dementia is both emotionally and physically challenging, most caregivers reach a point when help is necessary. Placing a loved one in Memory Care does not mean that you are no longer participating in care. At The Seasons, family members play an integral role in the lives of our residents. Information provided by families helps us to develop a care plan that addresses the personal preferences of each resident. Families take part in as many aspects of daily life as they wish, sharing activities, meals and even staying overnight. Residents may also come and go with their families as they wish.