If you are nodding your head to any of the above, please contact us to talk through your thoughts and questions. We also invite you to schedule a tour of the North Willow community, at your convenience, where you can see daily life unfold and get trusted answers to your questions. You can also visit our Decision Toolkit for information and advice on everything from paying for senior living, living options and assistance and managing change.
But it can also be a time of new beginnings and discovery, when new people come into our lives and we see things with a fresh perspective. Your loved one will now be enjoying home-cooked meals each and every day, in the company of friendly wait staff and new friends. There will be things to look forward to, good company, assistance whenever needed and still plenty of time to rest and have privacy.
We can help with laundry, housekeeping, medication and daily care and activities as much or as little as needed. And our nurses are here around the clock for added peace of mind.
Most importantly, we are guests in your loved one's home. We are here to make them more comfortable, to feel warm and welcome. We'll keep you posted on how they're doing and invite you to visit as often as you'd like.
Rent or mortgage
Home owner's insurance
HOA or neighborhood fees
Housekeeping & lawn care
Snow & trash removal
Gym membership, fitness & exercise classes
Groceries & toiletries
In-home emergency call systems
In-home nurse or caregiver
Any other needs that may arise in the new future
All of these things are included at Traditions at North Willow. Ask for our worksheet to run the numbers and get a better feel for where you stand. Or get in touch with us and we can help you determine the best option for you.
To be eligible, the veteran must have served at least 90 days of active-duty military service, at least one day of which was served during a period of war. A longer time in service requirement may be required if discharged after September, 1980. The veteran need not have served in a combat area. The veteran's military discharge must be other than dishonorable. Since pension benefits are based on need, the VA determines if net-worth is sufficient to meet the claimant’s basic needs without assistance from the VA.
To qualify under the VA’s housebound category, you need to show that due to your disability you are substantially confined to your dwelling and the immediate premises. Additionally, a VA 21-2680 exam from must be completed by a Doctor and certify that the veteran or the surviving spouse is either housebound or needs the aid and attendance of some other person in order to perform daily functions.
Aid & Attendance (A&A)
To qualify under the Aid and Attendance, a veteran or surviving spouse must show one of the following:
VA must consider income from all sources when reviewing the application. This includes Social Security income, income from investments (interest income), retirement pensions or 401K, income from rental property, etc. If the veteran is married, the income from both is considered.
Some on-going medical expenses can be used to reduce countable income. This includes cost for Assisted Living care, in-home care, and medical supplemental insurances. If you have been rated 'Housebound' or in need of 'Aid & Attendance,' and you are paying for in-home care, the provider does not have to be a licensed health care provider for you to claim this deduction.
Knowing the type of features and services that are important to you determines the best type of policy and insurance company for you.
Remember that some long-term care insurance policies stipulate that payment for assisted living is determined by a person's ability to perform two or more "activities of daily living." Some insurers may require a physician evaluation, with a physician of their choice to determine if your condition qualifies for coverage.
A "facility-only" policy covers care received in a licensed assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility, but not care in an unlicensed facility or your home. Integrated home care policies with 100% protection for care received either at a licensed assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility or an unlicensed setting, like your home are always an option worth investigating.
Nursing Homes and Alzheimer's Care
Nursing home care and Memory Care is paid by long-term care insurance, but with stipulations. Policy terms may vary widely, so be aware of what is and isn't included and the terms of coverage.
We will gladly refer you to trusted estate sale professionals and movers, as well as information on donation sites and pick-up services throughout your area. We even refer people to this helpful resource that assists you in selling your home with a guarantee and without worries.
Remind yourself that your goal is not to get rid of things you hold dear, but to simplify your life. If you can’t decide on an item, a family member or friend can always hold for safekeeping or you can put it into storage.
Prior to move in, our Wellness Director will meet with you to review your personal needs. This informal assessment may include a review of current medications and any advanced directives. We will also review our amenities, a list of local services providers, such as TV, phone and other services you choose, do additional tours, answer questions, introduce you to our staff and residents and arrange for a time to sign your lease.
We've given a lot of consideration to what we can do to make you feel welcome, comfortable and at home, including putting together this Checklist and list of Packing Pointers.
We've got you covered with a checklist. We recommend that you begin this process a few weeks prior to your move if possible.
We will meet you and your movers here at our Traditions community and direct movers to your new apartment or Garden Home/Villa. As a welcome to the community, we invite you and your family to enjoy a delicious dining experience during the move. Many of our current residents may stop by to say hello and welcome you. Our department heads will also coordinate times to meet with you and your family to review their roles and how they may assist you.
Fees are paid monthly. A one-time Community Fee is required prior to moving in. We ask that residents provide a 30-day notice to terminate their agreement in the event that alternative housing is required.
Absolutely! We offer restaurant-style dining, a full menu created and updated regularly by our Executive Chef and flexible schedules three times a day so you can eat what you like when you like.
Yes, we welcome cats and small dogs as valued members of our community!
We do! Residents and visitors park right here on the premises.