Here are some of the questions we respond to very often. Call us at (805) 995-1584 so we can assess your individual needs in order to provide you with a personal answer that works best for you.
When is the right time to move?
When safety is in jeopardy, it’s time to get assistance. The conversation should begin as soon as you start getting hints that your loved one isn’t safe. An assessment from one of our skilled medical professionals can help point you in the right direction, and arrange the assistance your loved one needs.
All the nursing homes in the area have a waiting list. How can I get in?
Many nursing homes do have a waiting list. Give us a call and we will try to help. We have many contacts and resources throughout the Central Coast and we may many be able to come up with an option for your loved one.
Are all nursing homes alike?
No two facilities are alike. Nursing homes differ in services, prices, accepted insurances and aesthetics. Location is generally very important to families. Once we talk with you and complete an assessment with your loved one, we can help you find a nursing home that is a good fit.
What's the difference between a nursing home and assisted living?
Payer sources differ between assisted living and nursing homes. In general, assisted living is private pay and nursing homes work with insurance (although there can be exceptions). Nursing homes also have the ability to provide more comprehensive medical care.
How much does it cost to live in a nursing home or assisted living home?
Much of this will depend upon care and location. That’s why it’s important that you don’t waste your time going from place to place. Quality Placement for Seniors can narrow your choices down based on your priorities and needs, including care, location and finances.
How do we know if we can afford this?
A free consultation is a phone call away. Each situation is unique and different. We have professional experience with facilities and services in a wide range of price points. We can also assess your finances to determine your best options.
What free services are out there for my mom and dad?
There are a multitude of services ranging from VA benefits to Chore Provider to Meals on Wheels. However, you may have to qualify for many free or low-cost benefits. We can help determine your needs and qualifications. And we can also assist with all the paperwork that is sometimes a barrier for seniors and their overwhelmed families.