Small Home Assisted Living Facilities
Small Home Assisted Living Facilities
We know how challenging it is to know what type of care you may want or need for your loved one. On the Space Coast we have many options from small homes to large assisted living facilities. Our advisors at Ally know the community and can help you explore options. Give us a call for a free consultation.
Some small home ALFs can accommodate memory care residents and have a secure door so that memory care residents are not able to wander away from the home. A small home ALF may be a great option for residents that have mobility limitations, or someone that just prefers a single-family home environment. Some small home ALFs are run by nurses. Small home ALFs have medical personnel coming in to assist residents. Some small home ALFs can provide a very high level of care. Small homes can be ideal as they typically have a lower resident to caregiver ratio, so each resident gets a lot of attention and supervision.
Adult Family Care Homes are small homes where the owners live there in the home as well.
Small Home ALFs typically charge a base rate for the room plus a level of care cost. Levels of care can range from around $300.00-$1,000.00 per month based on care needs. Monthly costs can range from around $3,000.00-$5,500.00 per month. Some small home ALFs charge an all-inclusive rate for room and care. Most small homes will also offer shared/companion rooms which help save on monthly rates. VA Aid and Attendance is a program for Veterans that would give additional funds monthly for senior living once approved, click here for additional information on VA Aid and Attendance. Many small home ALFs accept the Medicaid Waiver for Assisted Living. After going through the application, qualification and approval process, additional funds will be distributed monthly for assisted living. Click here for more information on Medicaid Waivers.
Small Home ALFs require a completed and signed 1823 health form from a physician prior to a move in. Many communities also require a current medications list signed by a physician. We can assist in making sure the communities get this paperwork as soon as possible.
Senior Living FAQs
What is Independent Living?
Independent living allows seniors to live in a senior living community without receiving care. Often there are pull cords in the room for emergencies. Seniors can enjoy all the amenities the community has to offer, and some independent living communities include meals in the monthly rate. Communities offer engaging activities and events for seniors to enjoy with fellow residents. The monthly rate is all inclusive, but additional services may be available if desired.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living allows seniors to live in a senior living community while receiving assistance for daily activities as needed. Bathing, dressing, housekeeping and medication management help is available. Meals are included in the monthly rate. Communities offer fun and engaging activities and events for seniors to enjoy with fellow residents.
The monthly rate is typically the base rate of the room plus the level of care the individual requires.
What is Memory Care?
Memory Care allows seniors to live in a senior living community while receiving specific care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. These communities are secure and safe, where residents are not able to wander out of the community on their own. Meals are included in the monthly rate. Memory Care communities offer fun and engaging activities and events for seniors to enjoy with fellow residents. All care needs are provided for an all-inclusive monthly rate. Incontinence care supplies may be offered by the community at an additional cost.
What are the benefits of transitioning to a senior living community?
- The comfort and peace of mind that compassionate specified care is in place at all times.
- Increased opportunities for socialization, friends and staff are always close by.
- Engaging activities and events, there is always something fun to do.
- Housekeeping and maintenance are no longer the resident’s responsibility.
- Scheduled transportation is available.
- In most cases, physicians come directly to the communities every week.
- Fitness rooms and beauty/barber shops are right inside the communities.
- Delicious, healthy and well-balanced meals are offered for proper nutrition.
Can I Take My Pet?
In many cases, communities are pet friendly and dogs and cats are welcome. The pet policies will vary from community to community. Dogs will typically have to be small. Residents will have to be able to care for their pet, but some communities offer help with pets at an additional cost.
What is a “Buy In” Community?
Some communities require residents to “buy in” to their community. A large sum is paid by the resident up front, followed by an additional monthly rate. These communities often ensure that residents will receive the appropriate level of care throughout their life and cannot be asked to move if higher care levels are necessary over time.
Will Medicare cover the costs associated with senior living?
Unfortunately, Medicare does not help pay for Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care costs. Florida offers a Medicaid Waiver for Assisted Living or Long-Term Care. Seniors must go through an application process, qualify for and be approved for assistance. Once approved, funds will provided monthly to help cover costs. There are companies that can help seniors and families navigate through the process.
Do all communities accept the Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver?
Unfortunately, not all communities are Medicaid communities. There are several communities available that do accept the Medicaid Waiver.
What if I am a Veteran or the Spouse of a Veteran?
Some communities offer incentives and discounts for veterans.
There are also VA programs for Veterans and their spouses (even for widows of veterans). The Aid and Attendance program for qualifying Veterans will provide funds to help with assisted living monthly costs. There are companies that can help navigate this process such as Patriot Angels.
Why are your services FREE to seniors and families?
We get paid directly from the communities! We only get paid a referral fee once you or your loved one has moved into a community and has lived in the community for at least 30 days.
We do not get paid for Medicaid move-ins, but we still try to help as much as we can and share resources for the programs and agencies that can help the most.
Why should I seek help from Ally Senior Living Consultants, can’t I do everything myself?
Seniors and families can go through the process by themselves, but it sure does help the have an Ally in your corner. Ally Senior Living Consultants navigates through the entire process with seniors and families at no cost. We will be there every step of the way. We select several options based on each senior’s unique circumstance and provide them to seniors and families all in one place. We meet with you to discuss the options. We tour with you, offering answers and knowledgeable perspectives. We work with the chosen community to make sure everything is in place and on track for the move in. We share resources for financial programs. We share resources for movers, organizers, estate sales, medical equipment and more. We do the legwork for seniors and families so that the process is as stress free as possible.
Your request will be answered within 24 hours