Frequently Asked Questions

Still need help finding the answer to your question? Below, we’ve provided a list of commonly asked questions by families and potential residents. You can reference the list below, if you do not find the answer to the question you’re looking for here, feel free to contact our team!
At Community Senior Life, our assisted living community provides each client with a separate living unit that includes a lockable door and private bathroom. The resident can receive assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, and mobility), as well as assistance with medication. Daily meals, transportation and weekly housekeeping and laundry are included in the price. Additional services may be arranged with third-party providers, subject to any related policy of the assisted living community and state regulations.
Community Senior Life will have on-site therapy services available to the residents whose physicians recommend physical, occupational or speech therapy.
No. Assisted living communities are defined and regulated differently than nursing homes, although some of the same services are provided. For example, both assisted living communities and nursing homes can assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and mobility. However, nursing homes can deliver skilled nursing services, while a resident in an assisted living community must directly arrange with an outside agency or individual to receive these types of health care services.
While Memory Care is a secure neighborhood, the approach to care and service is very different. All staff engaged in our Memory Care neighborhood have special training and a passion for supporting those living with dementia. Both routine and flexibility are key components of creating a fluid environment where we, as staff, adapt to resident needs, instead of asking residents to adapt to staff schedules.
No. States have different definitions of assisted living and different regulations.
Yes. Community Senior Life includes transportation assistance in its lease agreement.
No. You can request to share a living unit with a spouse or relative, if you wish, understanding that appropriate fees and requirements apply.
Yes. CSL communities are required under law to provide you with a lease agreement for your thorough review, which then must be signed. This lease agreement addresses all provisions, policies, rights, responsibilities and protections for both the client and the assisted living community.
Community Senior Life will have Certified Medication Aides to assist with or administer medications, as ordered by a physician.
Yes. We encourage residents to bring their own furniture, furnishings and keepsakes.
The cost of living in either an Assisted or Independent Living community, will usually depend on the size/type of your living unit and the services you need. Assisted living communities are required to disclose all available services and fees.
Yes. All staff is trained in first-aid and CPR. In addition, employees are required to be trained on a variety of key topics applicable to their assigned duties. Some positions require specific certifications, such as the Certified Medication Aides.
No. Neither Medicare nor Medicaid pay for these services. However, you might qualify for coverage if you’re receiving health care services from an outside licensed health care provider.
Most policies sold today are comprehensive. They typically allow you to use your daily benefit in a variety of settings. For more information, you can contact The Administration for Community Living. (ACL) is the Administrator of the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Administration on Community Living Washington, DC 20201, Phone: 202-619-0724, aclinfo@acl.hhs.gov. If you or your spouse is/were a veteran, you may qualify for a veteran’s benefit called Aid in Attendance.