When and how to start the conversation about your loved ones’ next step can be overwhelming. But at Vineyard, we believe this next chapter in life is a story to celebrate and we’re here to help you navigate the best way to bring it up and help them understand that the next step can be their best one yet.
Find a good time.
Choosing a time where family members are in a good physical and mental place, when possible, is best.
Doing research helps you to open their mind and encourages meaningful conversation.
Validate their feelings.
Listen carefully and make them feel heard, regardless of their reaction.
Invite a loved one.
When appropriate, another family member or close friend can help ease tension and comfort your loved one.
Immediate reactions aren’t always positive, give your loved one time to think about the options, as well as the possibilities.
Moving vs Staying
The decision about when to take the next step is never easy – but you don’t have to make it alone. At Vineyard, we are here to learn more about what it is you’re looking for and what you might be worried about, so that we can provide you with the information you need to choose what’s right, when the time is right.
Explore our options as you think about yours.
Vineyard’s social, spiritual and educational events and programming are created with you in mind to offer ample opportunity for alone time when desired, and community when craved.
Regardless of your age, stage or condition, independence is the key to a happy life. From our caring team to our wide range of amenities, Vineyard communities give you the freedom to live your way – rather than having to constantly depend on those you love.
DINING & HOUSEKEEPING
As time goes on, cooking and cleaning can get cumbersome (and tiresome). At Vineyard, you can enjoy all the convenient – and delicious – comforts of home without the stress of meals, cleanup and added chores.
EXERCISE & ACTIVITY
Having access to the spaces and equipment you need to keep moving is just important for your health, as your happiness. At Vineyard, you’ll find the room, instruction and programs needed to stay active and engaged at every stage.
Church. Shopping. Baseball games. Outings with loved ones. Life doesn’t have to stop when your transportation does. Vineyard offers shuttles and schedules that work with wherever life takes you.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE & CARE
Emergencies can’t wait. From advanced alert systems to nurse care, Vineyard’s care and assistance means you’ll be safe and secure with the help you need right when you need it.
Starting the conversation
When and how to start the conversation about your loved ones’ next step can be overwhelming. Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D, MPH, MSEd, Chief of Geriatric Medicine and Aging at Columbia University, and Vineyard/Valeo Senior Board Member, shares her tips for starting the conversation with a loved one regarding moving into a community with assisted care.
Your lifestyle is your decision and we’re committed to learning more about your dreams, goals, needs and wants so that we can provide you with the financial options to make it an easy one.
Learn more about how we can help and what benefits you might be eligible for.
We understand that everyone’s needs are different so we offer pricing options that are customized to the care and assistance you need, and the extras you can’t live without.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help find you the right place at the right price.
If you’re a veteran or spouse of a veteran, you may qualify for the Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension (A&A Program) which is designed to help veterans and surviving spouses with the cost of living in communities across the country. We’re proud to serve our veterans in every way we can and look forward to sharing more about this meaningful benefits program.
For additional information, please contact us today and we can provide helpful resources.
Tax deductions can play a big role in balancing the cost of your next move. Depending on the level of service and care you require and conditions you might be facing, IRS deductions can supplement in various ways. A child paying for a parent’s care may also qualify if the child can claim the parent as a dependent.
For more information, please reach out to your accountant or visit irs.gov.
International Council on Active Aging®, an association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports organizations and professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50.
ASHA represents the interests of more than 500 companies involved in the finance, development and operation of the full spectrum of housing and services for seniors – including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and continuing care (or life plan) communities. ASHA primarily focuses on legislative and regulatory advocacy, research, and educational opportunities and networking for senior living executives.
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services to older adults and their families.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Memory Matters balances brain health education with professional memory care services. They are unique in the Lowcountry, and their expertise in brain health and memory care is unsurpassed.