Assisted living is for seniors who require some help in performing daily activities and can no longer live independently. Assisted living provides seniors with a residential community, supportive services, and personalized assistance with activities of daily living, including meals, bathing, toileting and dressing. Medication management, housekeeping, laundry, recreational and cultural activities are also provided. A Registered Nurse is on call 24/7 and visits the facility regularly to provide oversight and assess the residents as required.
Is my loved one in need of assisted living services?
The inability to cook, dress and take medications as prescribed are among the reasons for seeking admission to an assisted living facility. About half of assisted living residents have some level of dementia and exhibit some forgetfulness and confusion. Many frail seniors have limited social contact or feel unproductive, which can lead to loneliness, isolation, even depression. Rose’s Place provides a secure, homelike environment for individuals too frail to care for themselves.
How can we pay for the monthly cost of care?
Residents pay a flat monthly rate with their personal resources (retirement, social security, savings, etc). For those who qualify Rose’s Place participates in various subsidy programs (Veterans Affairs, and the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Older Adults, etc.) and is certified by most Long Term Care Insurance companies.
What are the visiting hours?
Since this is the resident’s home, visiting times are flexible. We ask that you keep in mind the resident’s schedule and plan your visits accordingly. Most visits occur between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Can I take my loved one away from the community?
Of course. You are more than welcome to take your loved one out of the building. We ask that you let us know when you are leaving and when you expect to return so that we may properly plan for the resident’s meals and medications.
What is the best way to introduce my loved one to the idea of assisted living?
The idea of moving to an assisted living facility can be uncomfortable for the family and the potential resident. A visit to Rose’s Place, to see what we have to offer, can often be a great help in the decision making process. Please call us at 301-577-3291 to arrange your tour.
How long does it take from application to admission?
The time required varies greatly. Some potential residents need months to prepare for the move. Others need to move in fairly quickly. Depending on room availability, it is possible to move in within a week of completing all of the required documents.
Choosing the best assisted living program
Determining the appropriated level of care needed will be important because not all assisted living facilities offer all levels of care. We may be able to give you an estimate of level of care when you describe the person’s needs, but in order to get the actual level, a Physician’s Assessment and the activities of daily living form are needed. Ask about the quality of the services provided, especially services of special interest to you, such as:
Types of rooms available
Special Needs: dementia services, special diets, accommodations for couples, etc.
Medical services offered: availability of physician, transportation to medical appointments, nursing staff available, etc.
Other services available
Fees – note that some assisted living facilities have a base rate and add on for many of the services while others have a flat fee.
Completing the Assisted Living Admission Process
In most cases completing the medical and financial evaluations will take place simultaneously. The application packet generally includes:
Health Care Practitioners Physician Assessment form: is used by all assisted living facilities in Maryland. All residents must have a physical exam within 30 days prior to admission. The exam must be performed by a physician and must include a tuberculosis (TB) test or a chest x-ray. After the exam your physician will complete the Health Care Practitioners Physician Assessment Form. Ask your physician to complete the form and fax it to us at 240-638-9119.
Manager’s assessment of Activities of Daily Living form: asks about the amount of assistance the future resident needs. The purpose of the state required assessment is to ensure that Rose’s Place can meet the medical and social needs of each of our residents. During the admission process a staff member will fill this out with help from the potential resident or a family member.
The Resident Agreement: A Resident Agreement outlining services offered and terms at Rose’s Place. The term of the Agreement is annual, but can be terminated under any condition with 30 days written notice to Management.
Application Form: The forms listed above along with your deposit constitute a complete Resident Application. State regulations require that these forms be filled out completely.
At Rose’s Place the following items are needed for move-in:
Completed Admissions Sheet
Power of Attorney and/or other legal documents
Signed Resident Agreement
Maryland Medical Orders of Life Sustaining Treatment Form
Copy of Medicare, other insurance and Social Security cards
Signed forms indicating choice of primary care physician and pharmacy
Security deposit of one month’s rate
There are several ways to fund the costs of assisted living:
Long Term Care insurance
If the resident or resident’s spouse served in a war, the VA may also help.
Applying for Financial Assistance
The Home and Community Based Options Waiver Provides services for older adults and individuals with physical disabilities in order for them to live at home or an assisted living facility instead of a nursing facility. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene administers this waiver.
Financial Eligibility: Eligibility for Medicaid depends on an individual’s income and assets. Individuals are encouraged to apply so that financial eligibility can be determined.
Medical Eligibility: Individuals must need the level of care required to qualify for nursing facility services.
For more information: Contact the Maryland Access Point at 1-844-627-5465.
Senior Group Home Assisted Living Subsidy
In order to apply for financial assistance for Assisted Living through the Senior Group Home Assisted Living Subsidy, the resident must be living in an assisted living facility that is approved to receive the subsidy. Applicants must meet financial eligibility criteria.