Frequently Asked Questions
Thinking about making a move to a skilled nursing center or an Independent Living Community can leave you with a lot of questions. We are here to be your trusted guide; giving us a call is the best way we can help.
Please call us at (508) 255-2328 Or request contact via our web form.
Memory challenges can vary widely. Many of our residents have memory challenges that we can assist with reminders and oversight of daily activities, meals, and medication management. For those with higher-level challenges, we do not have a secure environment and are not able to care for those that may be exit-seeking. We screen all our residents prior to entry to ensure proper placement.
Yes, we have licensed nurses on staff in the building 24/7.
No, the rate you pay for your private room covers all the care we provide.
We do not have the ability to accept Medicare or Medicaid as payment for room and board. We are a private pay, long-term care skilled nursing center and do not have a Medicare or Medicaid contract. Every resident has the ability to use their Medicare or other insurance to pay for services provided at The Terraces, such as physician services and physical therapy.
Yes, our services qualify for Long Term Care Insurance. We assist with communication to the LTC insurance company to verify the days the resident has resided at The Terraces.
Yes, you can contract with or hire a private home care provider to assist with personal care.
Understanding the difference in levels of care.
Offers residents the opportunity to engage socially with their neighbors and access services that lift the burdens of home ownership, including meals, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance. It is a Tenant/Landlord arrangement.
Offers all the same opportunities as Independent Living with the added ability to have personal care for activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and limited nursing services, including limited medication management as allowed by State Regulation. In Assisted Living, nurses are limited in the services they may provide; some services nurses are trained and licensed for are NOT allowed in this environment, those that are considered invasive to the body, such as injections and wound care.
Offers residents the highest level of care, managing all activities of daily living (ADL’s), mechanical lift transfers, if necessary, medication management, and psychosocial needs. Nurses can deliver physician-ordered care that is invasive to the body, such as injections, wound care, and managing catheters. Social workers, dietitians, and activity professionals are required by regulation to assist and monitor all residents to support and maintain nutritional and psychosocial needs. The Terraces Orleans offers Independent Living and Skilled Nursing, we do not offer Assisted Living.