Frequently Asked Questions
Making decisions about how — and where — you want to live often raises some important questions. That's why we encourage you to "Just Ask." You'll find our staff at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor eager to provide the information you need to make informed choices.
Here are the three questions we're asked most often:
- How do I know what level of living I or my loved one needs? The professionals at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor deal with this question every day, so we're able to help you determine what area is the best fit by personally reviewing with you the types of activities you or your loved one may or may not be comfortable managing.
- Will Medicare and/or other insurance providers help pay for the services we need? Some of the services we provide are billable to Medicare, depending on the living level and the most recent hospitalizations. For a more definite answer, a Presbyterian Manor representative will be able to advise you based on your individual circumstances.
- How do I find out about Presbyterian Manor's cost and current availability? You may click here to contact us. We'll be happy to provide the most up-to-date information about availability, costs and various options, and answer any other questions that can help you decide whether we are the best fit for you or your loved one.
- What are the benefits of moving into a senior living community? The cost of owning a home includes house payment, property tax, homeowners insurance, utilities, home upkeep costs (yard work, cleaning gutters, snow-shoveling, pest control, plumbing, installing new carpet), major home repairs (roof, foundation, remodeling, new windows), housekeeping (supplies or a service), and replacing or repairing appliances (furnace inspections, hot water heater, air-conditioner). Besides the monetary costs of these things, there's a physical cost and an emotional toll. Mowing a big yard may have been a walk in the park when you first moved in, but spending hours out in the hot sun can become a danger as we grow older. Climbing a ladder to clean your gutters just isn't a good idea if you already have challenges with your balance. Shoveling snow is out of the question if you have high blood pressure or other heart concern. When you move to a senior living community, you have one monthly payment that includes your living space, property taxes, utilities, major repairs and housekeeping. In addition, you have the benefit of exercise classes, security, on-site entertainment and emergency buttons.
- How do I know if my loved one needs memory care? If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, he or she will benefit from placement in a memory care neighborhood. Memory care neighborhoods are specifically designed to support the needs of individuals with memory loss, providing visual cues that will support your loved one in making the transition from home to a senior living community. Memory care neighborhoods also offer activities in smaller groups and individually that are designed to help a memory care resident reconnect with activities they enjoyed earlier in their lives and keep them engaged in the present through participation in those activities. If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, check out this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.