Admissions

Admission Criteria

  • Must have supporting diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia
  • Must have a physician’s order for skilled nursing care
  • Must not be a threat or harm to self or others
  • Must have a Medical Durable Power of Attorney, guardianship or Power of Attorney prior to admission
  • Must have long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or private pay
  • Must have a complete current history and physical prepared by a primary physician within five (5) days prior to admit or discharge papers from hospital

What to bring

  • Comfortable, loose-fitting pajamas or similar sleepwear
  • Consider easy on/easy off clothing. Some residents may require adaptive clothing.
  • Appropriate memorabilia
  • Appropriate, well-fitting footwear: tennis shoes, house slippers or rubber-soled shoes
  • Furniture. If you chose to bring a recliner chair, please consider one with a plastic or vinyl cover.
  • Personal items including dentures, glasses and hearing aids. It is helpful to have their name engraved or clearly identified on these items. 

What NOT to bring

  • Personal items of large monetary or extreme sentimental value that may be irreplaceable, including jewelry. Please consider costume jewelry as it works well and makes your loved one feel just as decorated.
  • Over-the-counter medications or home remedies. 
  • Personal prescription medications. Our pharmacy provides our medications in the appropriate dispensing devices. 
  • Large furniture, throw rugs or other large objects of art. While our rooms are spacious, a crowded living area can lead to potential slips and falls. Please consider size when choosing furniture and decorative items. 

Rates

Seasons’ rates are separated into three levels. This structure helps determine the amount of care required to meet the needs and comfort of individuals as time progresses. Alzheimer’s does not affect everyone the same way or in the same manner, so adjustments from one level to another with be dependent on individual needs.

Our staff is specially trained in all levels of care they provide. Placement decisions involve a multi-disciplinary team which consists of the Administrator, Director of Nursing, Social Services Director and Medical Director. The following guide will help you understand the levels of care and criteria we use at Seasons Memory Care.

Please note that this guide is not conclusive and should be used only as a general outline of conditions. Careful consideration will be on an individual basis.

Level One
Semi-private, Private, Respite, Medicaid Certified
  • Ambulatory; may use walker or cane
  • Feeds self with or without verbal cues
  • Requires minimal assistance with daily living activities
  • Difficulty with “word finding”
  • Participates in activities of choice
  • Turns self in bed
  • Occasional incontinence of bowel and bladder
  • Occasional behavioral difficulties
  • Redirects easily
Level Two
Semi-Private, Private, Respite, Medicaid Certified
  • Unsteady gait; may use walker or wheelchair
  • Needs much verbal assistance to eat; may need staff to help feed
  • Decreased level of functioning; needs more tactile stimulation activities
  • Increased incontinence of bowel and bladder
  • Requires moderate assistance with activities of daily living
  • Increased behavioral difficulties
  • Needs assistance turning in bed
  • Exhibits incomplete sentences and thoughts
  • May exhibit swallowing difficulties
  • Requires more passive activities
Level Three
Semi-private, Private, Respite, Medicaid Certified
  • Extensive to total assist with all cares
  • Total mechanical lift for transfers
  • Non-communicative; may yell out
  • May require specialized equipment
  • Fed by staff and/or external feeding required
  • Limited participation in activities
  • Incontinence of bowel and bladder
  • Must be turned and repositioned in bed
  • Requires more in-depth assessment of overall nutritional needs
  • Hospice care