What is an assisted living home?
Assisted living is not a nursing home. The typical Blue Lakes Assisted Living resident may need assistance with medications, meals, housekeeping, and other activities, but is not chronically ill.
How many residents is Blue Lakes Assisted Living licensed for?
Our home is licensed for 10 residents. The license includes residents at the supervisory, personal, and directed levels of care.
May I bring my own furnishings to my room?
Absolutely! This is your home and you should have all the comforts and furnishings to which you are accustomed.
Is the house wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Our home was specially remodeled with wide hallways, and wide doors. Also, one of ours full bathrooms meets complete ADA requirements, has a large zero-depth shower and wheelchair accessible vanity.
If my health changes while living at Blue Lakes Assisted Living, will I automatically have to move into a skilled nursing facility?
Not necessarily. Blue Lakes Assisted Living provides all levels of care including supervisory, personal, and directed care. This ensures that our residents can remain in their familiar and comfortable home among friends, even if their level of care increases.
Can we move in as a couple?
Absolutely! At Blue Lakes Assisted Living, couples can live together in their own room surrounded by their familiar belongings. Although we encourage our residents to socialize and make new friends, for couples, we can accommodate a private living room if they wish so.
Can you help to provide a doctor?
We believe that a part of keeping your independent life style is the right to choose everything – from a primary care physician to a physical therapist. We have doctors that make regular visits to our home, but a resident may keep their current physicians or we can help them find physicians near the community. We can also provide scheduled transportation for our residents who need a ride to a doctor’s appointment, for an additional fee.
How often can family & friends visit?
We offer an open-door policy so family and friends are encouraged to visit often. Out of respect for all residents of our home, and in an effort to keep daily activity disruptions to a minimum, we do encourage visits during reasonable daytime hours.
What is your staff to resident ratio?
Our staffing ratio is variable and adjusted constantly based on the needs of our residents.
Can you tell me more about the staff?
All employees must be state-certified according to state regulations and keep up with their requisite continuing education every year. They are first aid and CPRcertified as well as fingerprinted and verified by the Department of Public Safety.
How much will it cost to move in and reside in the home?
The cost is determined based upon the level of required services needed by the resident. We begin by discussing your loved one’s needs to determine level of care, which services are necessary, and what options exist.
What’s included in the base price?
The room rent, all utilities (except phone), three home cooked meals a day plus snacks, daily activities, entertainment and celebration, personal laundry service,changing of linens, cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms, administration/supervision of all medications, assistance with all of the activities of daily living, and best of all…lots of respect, love and attention.
Do you offer activities?
Yes, we offer many organized and individualized activities. Some exercises are designed for the body and the others will focus on exercise for the mind. There will be things to do both indoors and outdoors such as gardening or walks on the beautiful walking paths.