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QUESTIONS ABOUT RESIDENTIAL LIVING
What are the sizes of the apartments?
1 Bedroom - 700 square feet
1 Bedroom plus den - 810 square feet
1 Bedroom luxury -1500 square feet
2 Bedroom - 1100 square feet
2 Bedroom luxury - 1500 square feet
What are the dimensions of the storage unit?
4 feet wide by 6 feet deep by 8 feet tall
What happens when I no longer need or want my apartment?
We re-sell your apartment for you and, upon resale, you or your estate get back 90% of your entry fee and 40% of any appreciation in the value of the unit.
Do you dress for dinner?
Dress is not formal and jackets are not required for gentlemen, but we do ask that shorts and jeans not be worn in the dining room. (Most men are in a coat and tie at the Sunday buffet following church, however.)
What are the hours of the dining room?
We are open for lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and for dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our soda shop is open for light lunches weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
How many meals are served at AdamsPlace Residential Living?
Residents choose ONE meal a day in the dining room – either lunch or dinner. Soda shop charges are extra, but nominal ($3.50-4.00 for a sandwich and beverages), and can be put on the resident’s monthly statement. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen.
What about newspaper delivery?
Our security personnel will deliver to your door the newspaper you subscribe to; we also help you with heavy packages.
What about privacy?
Once you enter your apartment, you are in your home. People do not “drop by” without calling first. You may go days without seeing your neighbor! You can participate in as many (or as few) activities as you choose, but you may enjoy mealtime companionship without assigned seating. The apartments are quite soundproof; you just don’t hear your neighbor.
May I choose my own paint colors?
You may customize your apartment any way you wish. If you are building bookcases or moving walls, you will need to submit drawings and the name of the contractor for approval. If you wish to change paint colors, just provide us the paint and our maintenance staff will paint it for you.
How many apartments are there?
There are a total of 89 apartments. We do have a waiting list available if the floor plan you are looking for is not currently available.
How far is AdamsPlace from the Nashville airport?
About a 45 minute ride. (There is a local shuttle service that can take you back and forth to the airport for a set charge.)
What is the charge for the guestrooms?
Both of our guestrooms are $70 per night, with a four-night maximum. This can be charged to the resident’s monthly statement or paid by check directly by the guest.
What happens if my health deteriorates?
AdamsPlace is a continuing care retirement community, which means that Residential Living residents are guaranteed a place in our Assisted Living or Health Center as their needs change. In addition, there are significant discounts and benefits available for people who may need temporary rehab after recovery from illness or surgery.
What about security?
Our building is locked at night and staffed 24 hours a day. Residents who happen to be out “after hours” can easily gain entrance by ringing a doorbell connected to the front desk. An emergency response system is also located at the front desk for residents who may experience a health emergency during the night. Intangible security is derived from the fact that other residents and staff members look out for each other in many small ways.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING
What is assisted living?
Assisted living is a concept designed to help an aging population live as independently as possible for as long as possible, while provided limited assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping and medication administration.
Who lives in assisted living?
Most Assisted living residents are seniors over the age of 65 who find maintaining a home, cooking meals and cleaning have become too much to manage on their own.
What is the difference between residential living and assisted living?
Residential Living does not have a medical component. Seniors “do their own thing”, although the front desk is staffed 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency. Residential Living provides one meal a day and residents have a fully equipped kitchen.
Assisted living has nursing care available at all times, and residents receive three meals a day (as well as snacks) and have a kitchenette without a stove.
What size apartments do you have?
Assisted living has six different floor plans ranging from 195 to 512 square feet. Most of these are studio-type apartments, but we do have three floor plans featuring a bedroom and living room combination.
What about security?
The building is locked at night, and the secured entrance is accessible to family members needing entrance.
What type of care do residents receive?
Residents receive varying degrees of care depending on their individual needs. Prospective residents are assessed to determine the level of care they will need prior to their arrival; they are assessed periodically thereafter to determine whether that care needs to be adjusted.
Can I bring my car?
Residents who are still driving are welcome to bring their vehicles.
What is the difference between assisted living and HealthCare?
Nursing care is designed to care for people who need 24-hour care and can no longer manager their own daily living activities to any degree. Assisted living is designed for people needing assistance with a few daily living activities; when they are no longer able to do this on their own, they would be a candidate for nursing care.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HEALTH CENTER/REHAB CARE
How do I inquire about admitting someone to AdamsPlace Health Center?
When planning an admission from a hospital it is important to let the hospital discharge planner know which center you have chosen. This will ensure that your loved one's medical information is sent to AdamsPlace in a timely manner for review by our medical staff. If a surgery is planned in advance you can submit your reservation through our reservation page.
What insurance does AdamsPlace accept?
AdamsPlace contracts with most major insurance companies such as Medicare, BlueCross, HealthSpring, Humana, AETNA, PHP and many others. Please contact us at 615.904.9111 if you any questions.
How does Medicare pay for a stay in a skilled nursing facility?
Medicare Part A pays up to 100 days in a skilled nursing facility after a 3 day qualifying stay in a hospital if daily skilled nursing treatment or therapy treatments are required.
Medicare pays the first 20 days at 100%. Starting on day 21, Medicare will pay after the daily co-payment amount is paid. This co-payment amount can be paid by a Medicare supplemental insurance or privately. To learn more about Medicare, please visit www.medicare.gov.
What amenities are provided in the room?
- Private and semi-private furnished rooms
- Emergency response system
- Cable TV and local phone service
- Same-floor dining room
- Same-floor recreation room
The Health Center community areas:
- landscaped courtyard
- restaurant-style dining room
- private dining room for special occasions
What are your visiting hours?
We have open visiting hours, so you are welcome to visit your loved one at any time. We also have large areas where family and friends can gather with you loved ones. In addition we offer private dining rooms that can be reserved so large families can enjoy meals together.
What should I bring from home?
We encourage you to bring familiar items from home to personalize your room. Also we ask that you bring 3-4 days worth of clothing and shoes with rubber soles.
Can my physician see me while I am a patient at AdamsPlace?
If your primary care physician is credentialed with AdamsPlace and chooses to follow your care they may. Otherwise, a physician will be assigned to you while you are at AdamsPlace. This physician will act as your Primary Care Physician during your stay. Our nurses have contact with these physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Should I bring my medications from home?
No, please keep your medications at home. Your medications will be provided through Network Pharmacy during your stay.