Vineyard Bluffton FAQ
What is assisted living?
Assisted living is a senior living community that offers long-term care for older adults who need additional support. Assisted living communities provide housing, personal care and services, activities and on-site healthcare, while still promoting maximum independence.
What is memory care?
Memory Care is a senior living community that offers an environment that specializes in cognitive impairment conditions, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and other related Dementias. Memory Care communities provide a safe environment and specialized life enrichment to engage all levels of declining cognition with the supervision of a specialized team.
What is the difference between assisted living and memory care?
Assisted living caters to older adults who can still live relatively independently but would benefit from help with activities of daily living, such as housekeeping, cooking and medication management. Memory care communities cater to those with cognitive conditions and provide a more structured environment, activities and routine, to meet the resident’s unique cognitive needs.
How much does living at Vineyard cost?
At Vineyard, our pricing is customized for the individual care and assistance required by each resident. When you do receive a pricing quote, remember that assisted living encompasses all regular “life” expenses, i.e., rent/mortgage, utilities, meals, activities and more. Contact us to learn more about pricing options.
Does Medicare pay for assisted living or memory care?
Generally, Medicare does not cover expenses associated with the costs of living or long-term care such as assisted living or memory care communities.
Medicare benefits typically only pay for short-term care, learn more about Medicare coverage here.
Does Medicaid pay for assisted living or memory care?
Medicaid coverage and eligibility vary state-by-state and depend on individual income and financial background. Medicaid can cover some of the costs associated with assisted living, memory care or long-term care, but it’s very much a case-by-case basis.
For a broad idea of each state’s coverage, refer to this resource. Please consult your state’s Medicaid office or a licensed professional to discuss potential Medicaid benefits.
Are there discounts or programs for Veteran’s Assistance?
Veterans and their spouses may qualify for the Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension (A&A Program). For additional information, please contact us today and we can provide helpful resources.
What are the assisted living requirements for residents?
Assisted living residents are typically seniors who need daily help with common household tasks, like cooking and cleaning. While we don’t have specific requirements, our staff can help guide you on recommendations for you or your loved one, given current lifestyle, health and needs.
What are the memory care requirements for residents?
Memory care residents are those with memory or cognitive-related conditions, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. We do not have an age requirement for memory care residents.
We can help determine the best care plan for you or your loved one based on individual needs and stage of the condition.
Can partners live with residents?
Yes. All Vineyard communities are inclusive and offer suites designed for couples for both assisted living and memory care. Our floor plans are uniquely designed to accommodate everyone and their unique needs.
We have several different floor plans that can accommodate spouses, partners, friends or family to allow them to live together comfortably.
What types of activities and events can residents expect?
Vineyard communities offer everything from art classes and studios, to unique exercise programs. Our proprietary lifestyle program includes activities and events thoughtfully designed so residents can find new interests and pursue an active and engaged life.
To get an idea of our programming and activities, check out:
What are the dining/meal options?
Each Vineyard community has a professional executive chef that designs a healthy and robust menu based on locally-sourced ingredients. We have a dining room and in-room dining options, as well as culinary-based experiences. Sample menu here.
Do you provide transportation for residents?
We have transportation for which we schedule resident outings on certain days. Our transportation is available to take residents to appointments for an additional fee.
Do I need to use the community’s preferred pharmacy?
The community works closely with pharmacy providers to make certain that the needs of our residents are met. Preferred pharmacy providers are chosen based upon their ability to provide services to our residents to enhance their health and wellness.
Do residents have access to haircuts and other personal-care services?
Yes, we have an on-site salon where residents can get haircuts and other services, such as manicures.
Do residents have telephone and internet access?
Yes, our communities are equipped with WiFi internet access for both residents and guests. We can also help residents install landlines or secure a mobile phone plan.
Further, assisted living residents are given a smart tablet with our Vineyard Connect program to access daily activity schedules and menus, as well as contact their loved ones and friends.
What makes Vineyard different from other communities?
Our parent company, Valeo Americas Senior, recruits experts in their industry and onboards each tribe member with a rigorous training and leadership program. All Valeo companies strive to grow community by living according to our core values; Work Hard, Have Fun, Help Others. You’ll see that shine through in everything we do in our Vineyard Communities. We:
- Work hard to provide a cutting edge senior living community with knowledgeable and attentive staff.
- Have fun with our unique programming and dynamic activity calendar, ensuring your loved one is active and engaged.
- Help others live life their way while getting access to the care and assistance they need.
Our model of Life, Your Way allows residents to be as independent as they’d like with the added security of an expert-level staff overseeing their care. And we take that responsibility seriously. Our thoughtful approach to care, community, activities and even dining, is all aimed at giving you or your loved ones a happier and healthier life.