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Senior living can be a little confusing, and our team has the answers. We’ve included answers to many common questions about continuing care retirement communities, senior living, independent living, assisted living, and even assistance in living. If you still have questions, please be sure to contact us. We’re always happy to help.
Q. What is a CCRC?
A. A CCRC is a continuing care retirement community, offering a continuum of senior housing and healthcare options. Day Brook Village Senior Living offers independent living and assistance in living apartments, with skilled nursing care also available within our tight-knit community.
Q. Why should I choose a continuing care retirement community like Day Brook Village?
A. There’s nothing quite like knowing that you can continue to enjoy your lifestyle even when needs change, and still be close to the friends, neighbors and community staff that are already part of your daily life. At Day Brook Village Senior Living, we’re a small community where residents can receive the care and support they need as they age while still remaining among the friends and staff that are part of their daily lives.
Q. Is there an entrance fee?
A. Because Day Brook Village Senior Living is a continuing care retirement community, there is a declining refundable entrance fee for independent living paid upon admission and a 90% refundable entrance fee for assistance in living. Please contact our Marketing Director for full details.
Q. How is the food? Really?
A. We take dining seriously, and our resident Dining Committee is incredibly active in menu planning. Our culinary team offers creative menu options that keep mealtime interesting, and specialized dietary plans to accommodate restrictions or limitations. We welcome guests to join us for a meal and judge for themselves. Please contact our Marketing Director to learn more.
Q. What is the difference between independent living and assistance in living?
A. At Day Brook Village Senior Living, both independent living and assistance in living offer retirement living in a warm, close-knit community with staff on-site 24-hours a day. Residents enjoy daily meals, a full calendar of activities, and the privacy of an apartment in a variety of floor plans, without the hassles of home maintenance. Our independent living service fees include 30 meals per month, with the option to purchase additional meals in our dining room. For seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living and medication management, assistance in living provides three daily meals and the caring support to enjoy all that our community has to offer.
Q. What is the difference between assisted living and assistance in living?
A. Both assisted living and assistance in living refer to a level of care and support to help residents maintain choice and maximize independence. State regulations determine whether apartments qualify as assisted living. At Day Brook Village Senior Living, our assistance in living apartments offer CARF-accredited senior living similar to that found in assisted living communities.
Q. How do I choose the right level of care?
A. Day Brook Village Senior Living’s campus of care offers a range of services to meet needs now and in the future. Both our Marketing Director and our Director of Admissions assist families in identifying the most appropriate living situation based on level and type of care needed. Our Village offers independent living, assistance in living, and skilled nursing
Q. What if my needs change?
A. Easy Living@Day Brook Village makes it even easier for independent living residents to maximize their independence. When appropriate, you can transition to assistance in living at Day Brook Village while remaining part of our community. Our residents also receive priority admission to Day Brook Village Senior Living Skilled Nursing for skilled nursing care.
Q. Can I have my own health aide?
A. Our optional Easy Living@Day Brook Village plans offers independent living residents an à la carte menu of services provided by our own staff. For our assistance in living residents, assistance with activities of daily living and medication management are covered by Day Brook Village Senior Living’s monthly fee. However, if you choose or if care needs exceed covered services, you may have your own health aide at your own expense.
Q. Can I keep my same doctor?
A. Yes, you can continue to see your own physician and other medical professionals. Our staff can arrange transportation to appointments within our service area and, if necessary, go with you.
Q. How can I get to appointments?
A. We offer local, scheduled transportation to appointments. Please contact our administrative assistant to schedule transportation and let us know if you need someone to accompany you to the appointment.
Q. Do you have volunteer opportunities?
A. Our volunteers are an important part of our community. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Activities Department.
Q. Can I bring my pet?
A. We understand the joy that pets bring to each day, and small pets are allowed to live in independent living or assistance in living with their owners. Please contact our Marketing Director for details and restrictions.
Q. Can my pet visit me?
A. We welcome pet visits and ask that you confirm with us prior to bringing any animals into the building. Please make sure that your pet is friendly and up-to-date with all vaccinations.
Q. Why should I choose a not-for-profit community?
A. As a not-for-profit community, our focus is on reinvesting in our people, our programs, our services, and our facilities to achieve exceptional outcomes for our residents.