What is assisted living?
The Assisted Living Federation of America defines assisted living as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities. Residents are assessed upon move-in, or any time there is a change in condition. The assessment is used to develop an Individualized Service Plan.
When should I consider assisted living?
Certain situations and signs may indicate it might be time to consider alternative living arrangements. Generally speaking, families and seniors begin to consider alternatives when it becomes difficult for the elderly family member to carry on important activities of daily living without significant support and assistance from others.
How is the St. Angelus different from other assisted living communities?
The St. Angelus is the most beautiful, home-like assisted living setting in San Angelo. It has been described as one of San Angelo's hidden treasures! The small size of the St. Angelus makes it a very personal, resident-focused community. For persons who prefer more privacy, elegance, and personal care, the St. Angelus is the right choice. Other assisted living communities have an appearance more similar to a nursing home. The St. Angelus monthly rate is all-inclusive, in that there are no add-on fees or hidden charges for any services. For example, other communities charge a fee for meals to be brought to the room and picked up. At the St. Angelus, it is purely the resident's preference where they would like to eat their meals. The St. Angelus welcomes small pets. Finally, the St. Angelus is locally owned and operated rather than by a large corporate chain. It offers the most reasonable price in the most beautiful facility.
The following assistance is available at the St. Angelus:
Staff available to provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living if needed
Three meals a day and snacks between meals
Housekeeping services in residents' living units
Scheduled transportation available to residents on fairly short notice
How do I pay for assisted living at the St. Angelus?
Assisted living is generally a "private pay" situation. Medicaid and/or Medicare do not offer payment for assisted living. However, a person may utilize their health care benefits, as necessary for additional health related services IN an assisted living setting. Additionally, a person may utilize long-term care insurance to assist in the cost of assisted living.