Frequently Asked Questions

Assisted Living & Memory Care Questions

We believe in the power of open communication and strive to create a welcoming environment where you can freely express your concerns and receive empathy and understanding. Our compassionate staff members are well-equipped with knowledge and experience to address any questions or reservations, ensuring that you feel confident and reassured throughout the process.

Get your immediate questions answered by reading our frequently asked questions.

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What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a wonderful option for older adults who want to maintain a sense of comfort while still having access to the support they need. At Stillwater, we have a caring and supportive team who assist with everyday tasks such as eating, dressing, bathing, and hygiene. Additionally, we offer the convenience of delicious meals and engaging social activities to ensure our residents can live their lives without worrying about the small stuff. We understand the importance of aging in place and encourage our residents to grow old while remaining in the comfort of their own space.

What is Memory Care Assisted Living?

Our memory care assisted living offers exceptional support for individuals with cognitive impairment. Our team of certified dementia care instructors and practitioners provides assistance 24/7, ensuring that your loved one receives the best possible care. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is receiving exceptional care from specialists who are dedicated to their well-being.

Who Qualifies for Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a great option for seniors who strive for independence yet require assistance with their daily tasks. It’s especially helpful for those who may find it challenging to care for themselves at home. Stillwater Senior Living offers the convenience of stress-free living, and medical assistance is available when needed.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

At Stillwater Senior Living, residents can expect all the conveniences of their typical home and social lives, including dining, cleaning, grocery shopping, and laundry services at their fingertips. Our vibrant community is dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through a wide range of group activities. Our staff is always here to support you with personalized resources and assistance to ensure your overall well-being. You can rest easy knowing that our state-of-the-art response care system is always within reach, whether you’re relaxing in your apartment or exploring our beautiful grounds. And for those who can’t be with us in person, our website is the perfect way for family members to stay updated on all the exciting events and news happening in our community.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

At Stillwater, we understand that it’s impossible to predict the future, but we can certainly help you plan your finances accordingly. Residents pay based on room size (studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom), but there are several other factors that contribute to the final cost. These include payment support from the Department of Veterans Affairs, long-term payment options, and the extent of required nursing assistance.

Does My Mom Need Assisted Living?

If you’re trying to decide whether assisted living is right for your loved one, ask yourself the following questions:

Do they need more help than family and friends are able to provide?
Are the activities of daily living becoming stressful or overwhelming? If family or in-home help is not able to bridge the gap, assisted living is an option. Additionally, many caregivers face burnout and don’t know where to turn. In these instances, a senior living community can welcome your loved one with open arms.

Do they feel lonely or isolated at home?
Having an active social life is vital to someone’s health and happiness. Isolation can lead to feelings of sadness and despair. That’s why the social aspect of assisted living is so valuable. High-quality communities offer residents an array of social and recreational activities, giving them a chance to connect with others and form meaningful relationships.

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Do you worry about your loved one’s safety?
Perhaps their mobility is limited, making it difficult for your loved one to get out of bed by themself, for example. Maybe you’re afraid of what might happen if they fell and couldn’t get up or experience another problem and couldn’t get help.

Is maintaining a home too much work?
There are many responsibilities that come with living in your own home. Assisted living communities can provide a home-like atmosphere without the work of cooking, cleaning, shopping for groceries, and doing laundry.

Is transportation an issue?
Perhaps your loved one is having trouble driving or can no longer drive. If public transportation or another alternative isn’t easy and convenient, they may be increasingly housebound. Stillwater Senior Living offers scheduled transportation, meaning our residents receive one complimentary doctor’s trip every month.

Is Stillwater Senior Living Right for You?

Are you looking for assisted living and memory care options for yourself or a family member? Contact Stillwater today to discover the community that’s waiting for you. When it comes to senior living, we believe that being proactive is key to ensuring a stress-free experience for all involved. And if you have any questions, our knowledgeable team is always here to help with answers.