Frequently Asked Questions

The following are questions we often receive regarding our senior living communities and the senior care services we offer. If you do not see an answer to your question here, please contact us.

Do you have any openings?

Always call the Administrator to see if there are any immediate openings or to be placed on a waiting list. If you do want your loved one to come to the home we suggest that you or your loved one complete a rental application and submit the required $2000.00 entry fee. We are part of a family owned business and we do have other homes that may have immediate availability. I would be happy to put you in touch with the Administrator at those homes.

If my parent’s health declines can they stay at the home?

We do our best to meet the care needs of our residents as they increase. We are able to assist residents in their activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, transfers, transports, etc.). We want our home to become your home and we will do all that we can to find a way to allow residents to remain at our home. If the need arises we can partner with area home health care agencies and /or hospice services to provide additional or higher levels of care. We are licensed for adult foster care and there are some skilled nursing services that we cannot provide in our setting. Our goal is to meet our resident’s needs and keep them safe.

What happens after our money runs out, do we have to leave the home?

We would address this if this happens. Upon moving into the home we show the residents what programs are out there to help them with their rent. We take the time to explain to them the VA program that is available to the veterans, and also the MI Waiver Program.

What kind of assistance do you offer residents?

Our professional staff is on duty 24 hours a day to assist residents with their care needs. Our services range from medication management and meal reminders to assistance with activities of daily living (i.e. toileting, dressing, bathing, and ambulation). Each resident’s care is personalized to their individual needs.

Who pays for assisted living?

Generally, the resident or family pays for their care from their own financial resources. It is private pay; however many people have long term care insurance. Additionally, for those residents who are war-time veterans or are a surviving spouse of a war-time veteran may qualify for Aid and Attendance (a program designed to help pay for assisted living). There is also a Medicaid program called the MI Choice Waiver program that may assist those residents who qualify for Medicaid with a portion of their daily care rate.

Are the apartments furnished?

Many of our apartments are furnished with a twin size bed, nightstand, and dresser. However, often times residents bring their own furniture and bedroom set from their home and decorate as they wish.

Does each resident have their own bathroom?

Yes, every apartment has a private bathroom and shower.

Do you offer respite services?

Respite is offered as availability permits. Many families utilize respite (a short stay) when the caregiver needs to go out of town, has surgery, or simply needs a break. Those who utilize respite care receive the same services as the residents who live here long term. Most of the residents who utilize respite have been doing so for several years.

Are there questions not answered here?

Please call Retirement Living Management in Lowell, Michigan at 616-897-8000.

To all the caregivers of Green Acres: How can we possibly single out persons who have given more to my sister than another? From our days of moving into her apartment to her daily needs; it has been wonderful and always with a big smile!

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