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Some excellent examples of questions (and comments) we have received about The Trace, which can serve as examples of the types of questions you and your family may ask facility administrators:
'I have an elderly aunt who is currently living with relatives and would like to consider assisted living.
She is ambulatory... in fact, she enjoys taking a daily walk, she dresses herself, puts on her make up and enjoys dressing up for lunch and dinner...
She remembers all of her appointments, has no problem fixing herself a meal and enjoys the camaraderie of her peers and looks forward to making new friends wherever she lives next.
The only challenge she has is that her monthly income combines social security, a tiny pension and a very small annuity...
There are no other assets as she does not own a home, but has rented a condominium for the past 30 years in another state.
With this in mind and the news that Social Security will not be offering cost of living increases, are there any 1 bedroom units available at the trace that would be offered under $1,800 including meals?
Considering the state of the economy and the real estate market, one might imagine that the assisted living and independent living industries would begin to shift some of their price rates to a more realistic level.... as the past century's booming real estate market no longer offers most seniors the large nest eggs of times past....
I am curious as to whether the industry and facilities like yours are currently discussing such new conditions and might therefore, begin to shift your charges accordingly.
Thank you for your consideration. Would love to hear from you as to your findings and the current openings within your community..'
'Would a woman be allowed to have home dialysis as a resident of the trace?'
'I just need the cost of a studio, and are there any insurance programs accepted as payment? my father is 62, he's lived with me for 8 years post-stroke, vascular dementia. Please call me.'
'I have a friend age 66 who has early-mid stage Alzheimer's. He doesn't have any money only Medicare
Do you accept this method of payment?'
My brother is only 51 years old and is on disability because of a back injury. He needs a cane to walk and has trouble living on his own. Can you please provide a cost per week or month wo that we can determine if he can afford an apartment at The Trace. It would be considered independent. - Laurie
What is the floor plan and square footage of the studio and what is the monthly fee for that unit? - Shari
***Asking facilities for a floor plan is a great idea. It gives you an advanced view of how much space you'll have and what the physical living arrangements will be like! - Assisted Living Directory
Q: Are you accepting any veterans and how much per month? - Dana
Q: My mother has dementia and currently lives in a small apartment right behind our house, but I think she would benefit from being with people in her age group, now she is at home often by herself. She is on a limited income, can you let me know what the monthly rent would be and do you have different floor plans - Donna