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Frequently Asked Questions

To help give you a better idea of what you can expect from Residency at Ridgewood, we have put together a quick list of frequently asked questions to help answer any questions you may have. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us by filling out our contact form

  • How much does assisted living cost
    Assisted living costs can vary widely depending on location, the level of care needed, and the specific amenities and services offered. Generally, residents pay a monthly fee that covers their room or apartment, meals, housekeeping, transportation, and some personal care services. Additional services may be available for an additional fee.
  • What types of activities and amenities are typically offered in assisted living communities?
    Assisted living communities often offer a wide range of social, recreational, and wellness activities to promote physical and mental health. This may include group outings, exercise classes, art and music programs, and educational workshops. Many communities also offer amenities such as on-site dining, beauty and salon services, and transportation.
  • What is assisted living?
    Assisted living is a residential option for older adults who need some assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, or medication management, but do not require 24-hour medical care. Unlike nursing homes, which provide around-the-clock skilled nursing care, assisted living communities are designed to promote independence and autonomy while also offering supportive services.
  • What is memory care?
    Memory care is a specialized type of senior living designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Memory care communities offer 24-hour supervised care and support, tailored activities and programming, and a secure environment that's designed to promote safety and reduce the risk of wandering. Unlike other types of senior care, memory care focuses specifically on meeting the unique needs of individuals with memory impairment.
  • How do I know if my loved one needs memory care?
    If you're concerned about a loved one's memory, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider. They can assess your loved one's cognitive function and recommend appropriate care options. Signs that may indicate a need for memory care include significant memory loss, difficulty completing activities of daily living, changes in mood or behavior, and wandering.
  • What should I look for in a memory care community?
    When evaluating memory care communities, it's important to look for a secure, welcoming environment that provides high-quality care and programming tailored to the needs of residents with memory impairment. Consider the staff-to-resident ratio, staff training and credentials, the range of services and amenities offered, and the community's reputation and track record of care. It's also important to visit the community in person to get a sense of the atmosphere and ensure it's a good fit for your loved one.
  • How much does memory care cost?
    Memory care costs can vary widely depending on the location, the level of care needed, and the specific services and amenities offered. In general, memory care is more expensive than other types of senior care due to the high level of staffing and specialized programming required. Additional factors that can affect pricing include the size and type of accommodations, the community's location, and any additional services or amenities requested.
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