What is Senior Living? What makes it different from a nursing home?
Senior Living is not restricted to one level of care. Blakey Hall offers numerous options including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.
Blakey Hall offers all three options as well as additional supportive services if needed. Assisted Living and Memory Care both offer services and amenities like three (3) gourmet meals daily, housekeeping, transportation, and 24-hour care staff. We also offer a very interactive activity program that engages our residents with creative, spiritual, emotional and social interests.
Our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities also provide discreet assistance with daily tasks like medication administration, bathing and getting dressed, incontinence care, and getting to and from meals and events.
Independent Living is a residential community offering 1 and 2 bedroom apartments fully equipped for seniors who just want to simplify their lives by having assistance with housekeeping and overall upkeep of their private home. These residents don’t require the day to day care services needed in Assisted Living or Memory Care, however do provide piece of mind to those in the community.
How is Assisted Living different from a nursing home?
Assisted Living does not provide advanced, 24-hour medical care, such as treatment for specific conditions like advanced Alzheimer’s. Skilled nursing homes are designed to house and assist individuals who have health conditions that require constant monitoring and 24-hour medical personnel.
You may not know which level of care you or your loved one needs. Our Care Coordinator can do an assessment to determine the level of care needed for your situation. We understand that this can be a difficult decision. Don’t worry and let us help.
When is it time to move to Assisted Living?
It can be difficult to decide on the right time to make the move, and the right time varies for each person. Generally, Assisted Living is ideal for those who need some help in their daily lives, but don’t require advanced medical care.
If you or your loved one finds it challenging to perform daily living tasks, has mobility issues, needs access to medical care, or wants to live in a place that offers social activities with other like-minded seniors, it might be time to try Assisted Living. At Blakey Hall, our staff members can help make the transition easier.
How do I know if Blakey Hall can meet my care needs?
Blakey Hall’s Assisted Living and Memory Care communities have certified medication aides and caregivers that have met the state requirements to provide care in a licensed community. Our team assesses a potential resident to determine if they are a right fit for our community. These assessments help us see that our residents receive appropriate care and are among the factors we consider in determining and monitoring staff levels.
Even if the assessment determines that Blakey Hall is not appropriate for you, we will help you find somewhere that is. To learn more or schedule an assessment, contact our team at Blakey Hall.
Can someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia live at Blakey Hall?
Yes. The Cottage at Blakey is a Memory Care community, where specially trained staff provide innovative, highly personalized care in an intimate, structured environment.
How much does it cost to live at Blakey Hall?
Blakey Hall offers private-pay rental apartments (The Hamlet). Terms are month-to-month, and no “buy-in” fee is required. Residents pay a single monthly rental rate that includes lunch and community events; housekeeping, apartment and community maintenance; and scheduled transportation.
Blakey Hall also offers Assisted Living or Memory Care services based on the nature of the potential residents needs. Rental rates vary. To learn more, contact the team at Blakey Hall.
Is living at Blakey Hall tax-deductible?
You may be eligible for certain deductions on your federal tax return depending on the types of services and the level of care you require. Speak with your financial advisor for additional information and to learn more about what opportunities are available for your situation.
Is a security deposit required? How about other fees?
A non-refundable security deposit is required for The Hamlet equaling a month’s rent. Blakey Hall and The Cottage at Blakey do not require any up front costs to move in. To learn more, contact the team at Blakey Hall.
Can I bring my own furnishings to my apartment?
Absolutely. This is your home, and you should have all the comforts and furnishings you enjoy. Blakey Hall residents take pride in decorating their apartments and doors, and adding their own personal touches to their homes. Blakey Hall and The Cottage at Blakey can also provide basic furnishings as needed at no additional cost.
Can I bring my pet to Blakey Hall?
The Hamlet allows residents to keep pets in their apartment (fees may apply). All required vaccinations and licensing must be current. Size and temperament requirements must be met to ensure community safety. Pets are welcome to visit at Blakey Hall and The Cottage at Blakey, but are not able to live there.
Is smoking allowed at Blakey Hall?
We are sensitive to the health needs of all of our residents, so Blakey Hall and The Cottage at Blakey are non-smoking environments. However, we do offer dedicated areas for residents and their guests to smoke.
What if I have a medical emergency?
All Blakey Hall apartments are either equipped with an emergency alert system or have pendant systems available. The Cottage at Blakey recognizes that due to the resident cognitive impairment, call systems are not as effective. Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day to respond and offer immediate assistance, and call emergency services, if needed.
Since Independent Living does not utilize 24-hour staffing, residents at The Hamlet have the option of using an emergency alert pendant that contacts emergency services. These pendants are provided as an amenity for the Hamlet residents. (Note: A land-based phone line is required for pendants.)
What kind of activities and events are offered?
Blakey Hall communities offer opportunities for learning, creativity, exercise, social engagement and spirituality every month through our activities program. From concerts and guest lectures and exercise, games and classes, services and celebrations, civic and volunteer opportunities, movies and dances, and much more, you can be as active as you want to be.
How’s the food at Blakey Hall?
At Blakey Hall we acknowledge that most of our greatest memories or accomplishments in life happened near or around a dinner table. Good food, good conversation and good fellowship is the heart of any successful senior care community.
Many special dietary requirements, including no-salt-added and no-concentrated-sweets diets, are easily accommodated.
Will I have privacy at Blakey Hall?
One of the things people enjoy most about living at Blakey Hall is that they can enjoy the warm company of friends and neighbors when they want to, and relax in the privacy of their own apartments whenever they prefer.
Is there transportation and is it wheelchair accessible?
Scheduled transportation to local appointments and outings is included in the monthly rental rate at Blakey Hall and The Cottage at Blakey.
Transportation is offered at The Hamlet as well. (Note: Scheduling and a fee is required.)