Navigating Senior Care

At Quail Park on Cypress, we’re committed to providing you with comprehensive resources as you consider moving yourself or a loved one to a senior living community. Below, you’ll find a wealth of helpful information, from touring our communities and choosing the right level of care to aging, financial resources, and legal matters.

Community Tour
Checklist

Taking a tour of a senior living community to see if it’s the right fit for you or your loved one?
Use this checklist as a guide to help you through the process.

  • Were you greeted promptly by the front desk team and offered assistance or a refreshment?
  • As you tour the community, observe the staff and resident interactions. Is the staff patient, helpful, and kind? Were you greeted and welcomed by residents and staff as you toured?
  • Did you observe residents socializing with each other and/or attending activities? Ask a resident about their community experiences.
  • Was there an activity or life engagement calendar posted or was one provided in your tour packet? If so, do any of the planned activities meet your or your family member’s needs?
  • Is the building clean and odor free?
  • Are the hallways, doorways, and common areas conducive to safe walking?
  • Take the time to have a meal. Is the service staff friendly and attentive? Are the dining hours and food choices flexible? Did the staff meet your food handling expectations?
  • Take time to meet the executive director of the community or other key team members.
  • Ask how many staff members are scheduled throughout the day.
  • What is the evening availability of the care team? What is their system for obtaining 24-hour assistance?
  • Ask about staff training and credentials, and request to meet the licensed nurse at the community.
  • How many hours per day or per week is the nurse in the building?
  • Ask to see their most recent state survey.

Senior Care
Resources

Quail Park on Cypress has compiled a selection of online resources covering senior living,
senior care, and senior health for your convenience.

  1. Generations on Line is a nonprofit program for internet literacy and access for seniors.
  2. National Areas on Aging is a 501(c)(3) membership association representing a national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). It provides a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs.
  3. ADvancing States is an organization with the mission to design, improve, and sustain state systems delivering home and community based services for people who are older or have a disability, as well as supporting their caregivers.
  4. National Senior Games Association is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for athletes aged 50 and over.
  5. Oasis is an organization with the goal of promoting healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and volunteer engagement.
  6. Senior Corps offers volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older.
  7. SeniorJobBank is committed to bringing together employers with qualified, older job seekers and has built an audience of seasoned or experienced workers.
  8. Senior Service America, Inc (SSAI) is committed to making it possible for low-income and other disadvantaged older adults to participate fully in determining their own future and the future of their communities.
  1. A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Planning for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families – When you or someone you love is diagnosed with a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia, you face a number of serious considerations, and many of those considerations need to be made quickly before the disease has a chance to progress. In addition to decisions about care, doctors, medical treatments, and therapies, this is also the time to make legal decisions to plan for the future, like creating an estate plan to allow you or your loved one to express his or her full wishes.
  2. Compassion Fatigue for Caregivers – Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions, and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled Compassion Fatigue.
  3. Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
  1. Elderlife Financial Services offers Elderlife Line of Credit and home loans so that seniors can find affordable living. Whether selling a home, applying for VA benefits, or waiting for other funds, Elderlife financing options provide financial flexibility to seniors.
  2. Paying for Senior Care helps seniors and their families understand the cost of long-term care and the programs that can provide financial support. We have an online database of tools and resources that cover topics like available care options and free support that is available.
  1. MyHealthfinder provides information about common health issues related to seniors.
  2. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  3. Medline Plus – Older Adult Health is an excellent resource with a wealth of senior health information.
  4. National Institute on Aging leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and wellbeing of older people.
  5. Social Security Online is the official website of the United States Social Security Administration.
  6. Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly Veterans Administration) is the official website of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
  1. Aging Life Care Association develops expertise, enhances the success of its members, shares its unique knowledge base, and promotes the interests of the Aging Life Care™ profession.
  1. Meals on Wheels is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation.
  2. National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services.
  1. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
  2. Justice in Aging is a national nonprofit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law.
  3. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care.
  4. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare is dedicated to protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits for all communities and generations.
  1. Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
  2. American Federation for Aging Research supports the science of healthier aging and has played a major role in advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing grants to nearly 3,200 talented scientists.
  3. The Gerontological Society of America advances the study of aging and disseminates information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
  1. Alliance for Retired Americans ensures social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that those individuals may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment, and security.
  2. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.
  1. American Diabetes Association fights against the deadly consequences of diabetes and for those affected by diabetes.
  2. American Heart Association helps individuals build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  3. American Parkinson Disease Association aims to ease the burden of living with Parkinson’s and find a cure for the disease.
  4. Arthritis Foundation offers life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections.
  5. Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision and health care organization addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions.
  6. Start Your Recovery a resource for individuals who may be struggling with substance use disorder.
  1. Family Caregiver Alliance – National Center on Caregiving supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
  2. American Seniors Housing Association is focused on operation, development, and finance of the entire spectrum of seniors housing including independent living, Assisted Living, and continuing of care retirement communities.
  3. SeniorNet provides older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
  4. Legacy Advisor offers end-of-life funeral preplanning and immediate assistance with funeral needs.

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Solutions:
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Quail Park on Cypress has financial resources available to you from Elderlife Financial Services. Thousands of families and over 2,500 communities trust Elderlife to lend a hand.

With an Elderlife Line of Credit or home loan, senior living can be affordable today. Whether selling a home, applying for Veterans Affairs benefits or waiting for other funds, Elderlife financing options give you financial flexibility. Funding may be provided in less than 24 hours.

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Quail Park on Cypress
FAQs

Discover answers to common questions about senior living at Quail Park on Cypress. From amenities and care options to costs and lifestyle, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out!

The costs and fees associated with Assisted Living vary and depend on the type of apartment offers and the specific health care and service levels required by the resident. Monthly fees at cover rent, Signature Dining services, utilities, housekeeping, personal care, and other community services and amenities. There may be additional charges for services such as transportation, guest meals, and personal laundry. For more information, please contact us today.

Most residents and families at Quail Park on Cypress pay for Assisted Living care with income received from social security, retirement accounts, and pensions, as well as savings and the proceeds from selling a home or other property. Long-Term Care Insurance is available and is becoming more common as a resource to offset the cost of Assisted Living.

Some residents have converted life insurance policies to a loan and family members have stepped in to pay a share of the monthly cost for Assisted Living. It’s important to note that Medicare and other health insurance plans do not typically cover Assisted Living services. An option for military veterans are two programs called the VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Household allowance benefit.

Also, if your resources are limited, you or your family members should consider seeking financial assistance through programs that may be available for your specific circumstances. Because the vast majority of residents pay privately and every senior living community is different, we encourage you to speak with one of our knowledgeable Quail Park on Cypress staff to learn more about the payment options we accept.

The basic monthly fee covers what is necessary for you or your loved one to live securely and comfortably. This includes an apartment or living space, housekeeping, and laundry services. We also offer many complimentary community services, activities, and amenities. To learn more, view our complete listing of Community Amenities.

Assisted Living communities cannot provide any medical or skilled nursing services, but Quail Park on Cypress care providers have built relationships with local medical professionals who provide convenient onsite care, such as temporary agency skilled nursing (VNAs), podiatry, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Also, it is important to understand that unless our community has facility staff with the appropriate skill, we are not allowed to administer medications to residents. However, we can assist with self-administration of medications.

No, every community is unique. At Quail Park on Cypress, we offer quality care and follow the guiding belief that if our own mother needed care – there is no question, a Quail Park on Cypress community is where she would live. This is because our residential care facility for seniors provides services for residents based on love and compassionate caregiving. This includes help with the everyday activities of living, observation, reassessment in care, and when appropriate, postural supports. Our state-of-the-art communities offer a safe and secure environment for our residents.

Yes. Quail Park on Cypress communities and Memory Care residences require residents to furnish their own living spaces.

At Quail Park on Cypress, we believe in celebrating life every day and offer a robust schedule of activities, relaxing community social events, and other engaging entertainment opportunities. Be sure to check out our Calendar to see a sample of activities.

Yes. We can help you – please contact us directly and we can set you up with the right person to coordinate your move.

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As you embark on your journey of exploring senior living options at Quail Park of Cypress, it’s natural to feel a mix of excitement, anticipation, and perhaps a touch of nervousness.

We welcome you to schedule a personal tour or reach out to us for a friendly phone conversation if you’re seeking more information or simply want to chat. We’d love to meet you and are ready to assist you every step of the way!