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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is Memory Care in Assisted Living?

A:  Memory Care in Assisted Living is a combination of programing interests, housing, supportive services, personal assistance, and health care designed to respond to individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living and choose to live in the least restrictive environment. Our program provides a secure environment and trained staff to provide meaningful engagement with residents based on their abilities, personal interests and life skills.

Q: What are Activities of Daily Living?

A:  Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) include activities an individual needs to care for themselves such as; medication assistance, assistance with personal hygiene, dressing, ambulating, and transferring.

Q:  What kind of activities will Emery Place provide?

A:  Residents activities are geared around each individual’s personal interests.  Emery Place’s Life Enrichment Coordinator will meet with each resident to learn about their interests to reflect individual differences in age, health status, sensory deficits, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, values, experiences, needs, interests, abilities and skills by providing opportunities for a variety of types and levels of involvement

Q:  Can I bring my own furnishings?

A:  Residents furnish their apartments with their own personal furniture and belongings, providing a feeling of “home.”  Blinds are furnished in each apartment, but residents may hang draperies, valances, and pictures.  Our Maintenance Coordinator will be happy to assist.

Q:  Do I have to eat ALL of my meals in the dining room?

A:  Residents are encouraged to eat meals in the dining room to enhance socialization and menu selection, including a full salad bar.  If you are feeling ill, you are encouraged to stay in your apartment for your well-being and the well-being of other residents.  You may have room service for an additional charge if you choose to remain in your apartment. Emery Place offers “open” dining times so you may come to breakfast, lunch or dinner on YOUR schedule.  Evening meals may have a limited menu after regular culinary hours but snacks are always available and the hospitality bar is always open!

Q: Is transportation available for doctor appointments or shopping?

A: The community provides local transportation to doctor appointments when scheduled in advance.  There is a transportation schedule to provide weekly shopping trips, or the Life Enrichment Coordinator can shop for you if you would prefer.  If you require staff to stay with you during your appointment, a charge may apply.  Family is encouraged to provide transportation to appointments in order to be aware of any medical concerns.