Frequently Asked Questions
1. What steps do I take if I or someone I know, is interested in finding out more about Wildwood Canyon Villa?
You are encouraged to call us day or night to schedule a time to meet with our friendly staff. Appointments can be made anytime, anywhere. panerai replica sale You are always invited to join us for a meal and a personal tour or perhaps attend one of our many fun events or activities. Call or stop in for a visit as we would enjoy meeting you and finding out how we can help.
2. How does Wildwood Canyon Villa determine what type of services the resident needs?
A comprehensive assessment is completed prior to move-in, after 30 days, and quarterly or upon a change of condition. Input from the resident, their family and physician, assist in the development of an individualized Service Plan. breitling replica sale This plan identifies areas in which the resident requires or has requested assistance and notes resident preferences for how those services are to be delivered.
3. Does Medi-Cal or Medicare pay for Assisted Living?
Unfortunately, at this time, Medi-Cal and Medicare do not provide financial benefits to those residing in, or considering a move to, Wildwood Canyon Villa. omega replica Residents pay privately for their care and services at Wildwood Canyon Villa. Some residents and families have utilized funds through a life settlement or an elder life, personal or home equity loan. Many families and residents have utilized VA benefits and long-term care insurance benefits to assist in affording Assisted Living services.
4. How do the costs of living at Wildwood compare with in-home care or a nursing home?
Many view in-home care as a more affordable care option for themselves/their loved ones. breitling replica sale However, add the costs of in-home services to the expenses you already have with home ownership and other outside services and you may be surprised at what you find. Compare our costs to that of nursing homes* and you'll find the cost of assisted living is less than half the annual cost of a private room in a nursing home. Click here to view and print our Senior Living Expense Worksheet.
5. Are there Veterans Disability Benefits that I could apply for?
Yes! The VA administers two disability programs, Compensation and Pension. Both entitlements have additional special monthly benefits that can assist eligible Veterans or their Surviving Spouses with the cost of care in assisted living. In many cases, VA entitlements can provide from 20-50% or even more of the costs of monthly care with tax-exempt awards. Wildwood Canyon Villa uses the legal services of The Center for Elder Veterans Rights, a not-for-profit law firm, to help you understand your Veterans rights and secure these benefits. rolex replica uk We can help you today determine eligibility and apply for these important VA disability benefits! Call us to learn more! (909)446-0405.
6. Can long-term care insurance help cover cost of care?
Yes! Long term care insurance can protect personal assets and inheritance for the family, provide greater choice in the selection of long term care settings (nursing and assisted living facilities) and generally provide for financial security. Recently enacted federal health insurance legislation has helped make private long term care insurance a more viable option for paying for long term care costs while preserving personal savings, choice and dignity. Contact your state insurance commissioner's office for a list of companies authorized to sell long term care insurance in your state. For more information on long term care insurance, see the America’s Health Insurance Plans' Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance.
7. What is a Life Settlement and how can it help me?
In addition to using long-term care insurance, to better afford the cost of assisted living, life settlements are another way seniors can raise funds to pay for senior living. This option typically involves selling a life insurance policy. A life settlement is a transaction where the owner of a life insurance policy sells the policy for more than the current cash value. You may no longer need the protection your life insurance policy offers and may have more immediate uses for the cash value of the policy such as remaining in, or moving to, Wildwood Canyon Villa. Our partners, Life Settlement Financial, LLC, can provide additional information at no obligation on the phone 1-888-321-5970 or you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a senior living resource planning guide.
8. Are payments to Wildwood Canyon Villa tax deductible?
You, or the person paying for your care, may be eligible for certain deductions on your federal tax return, depending on the type of services and the level of care you require. omega replica sale Assisted living residents receiving personal care services may qualify for the deduction. An adult child paying for their parents’ care may also qualify for the tax deduction, if the parent is a dependent. Ask your tax advisor to review the IRS code under publication 502 related to medical and dental expenses. This publication can be retrieved from the IRS website at www.irs.ustreas.gov.
9. Are residents allowed to bring personal possessions with them?
Yes, our apartments are unfurnished and most residents want to bring their own furnishings to make the apartment feel like home. Each apartment has a locking door and there is a locking cabinet in each room for personal items. For those who cannot or do not wish to furnish the apartment themselves, arrangements can be made to furnish the apartment for them.
10. Can residents bring pets to live with them at Wildwood Canyon Villa?
We believe that pets are an important part of home and family. We encourage prospective residents to talk with our director and the possibility of bringing their pet to live with them at Wildwood Canyon Villa. Pets must be disease and pest free and have received all required vaccinations. Pets who pose a threat to the well-being of staff or residents are not permitted. Some charges may apply.
11. How does a resident get emergency assistance?
Each apartment is equipped with an emergency pull-cord system in several areas of each apartment. The emergency response system activates pagers carried by the care staff.
12.Does Wildwood Canyon Villa provide short-term care?
Yes. Respite Care and Short Term Stays are available. Respite care can provide a much needed break for family caregivers, as well as introduce residents to all that Assisted Living and Memory Care offers. Short-term stays are very beneficial as one recuperates from surgery. Respite and short-term stays are dependent on apartment availability. Click here to view additional information about our short term and respite care programs.
13.What safety measures have been taken to secure Wildwood Canyon Villa?
Fire resistant construction with isolation zones, state of the art alarm and monitoring system with smoke and heat detectors, alarm pull stations and fully integrated sprinkler system in all areas of the building including the attic, covered outside porches and closets, combine to ensure safety. Each apartment is equipped with an emergency response call system with pull cord which can be adapted to allow a resident to activate it from a pendant worn around the neck or wrist. All staff are trained in life safety and emergency preparedness skills. The building is also locked in the evening and throughout the night. Staff members are notified through the paging system if anyone enters or exits the building after the doors have been locked for the night.
14. Do you have visiting hours?
No. The community is open to family members and friends 24 hours a day. Obviously, it is best to time your visit when it is most beneficial to your loved one.
15. If I would like to eat with a resident how far in advance do I need to let you know?
We request that guests notify Wildwood Canyon Villa 24 hours beforehand if possible. We also have a private dining room that is available for special celebrations. It is available on reservation basis.
16. Does the community have a beauty shop?
Yes, beautician services are available at reasonable prices. Weekly hours of services are posted and appointments can be made directly with the beautician.
*National Average Cost for a Private Room in a nursing home: $79,935 annually. National Averages based on US Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information, 2009.