Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you have to be Baptist to live at an ABHM senior living community?
- How much does it cost to live at an ABHM community?
- What will Medicare pay for?
- What services and amenities are included in my monthly fees?
- Will my monthly fees change?
- Can I keep my own doctor?
- Is transportation available?
- How old do I have to be to live at an ABHM community?
- What might a typical daily menu include?
- What if my health or medical needs increase?
Independent living has been designed to support full, comfortable lifestyles for those who are active and able to take care of themselves. It provides you with those necessary services that free you from heavy housekeeping, yard work and maintenance chores. top
Assisted living is for those who require more help with the activities of daily living, but do not need nursing care. Friendly, trained staff members are available 24 hours a day to help with meals, dressing, personal hygiene and medications. top
Skilled care is defined as care that requires the services of a trained nurse. This might include injections, tube feedings, IV therapy or rehabilitation. Skilled care provides 24-hour medical care and rehabilitation, to make the transition from the hospital to home easier. Whether you are recovering from an illness or surgery, or need long- term care, skilled care centers offer privacy and peace of mind. top
ABHM is an equal housing opportunity organization. All of our communities are non-sectarian and non-discriminatory, and are enjoyed by all individuals regardless of faith or personal convictions. top
Methods of payment vary among the ABHM communities. You may choose a community that has a Rental Fee option where you simply pay monthly rent and never pay an Entrance Fee. Or you may choose to pay an Entrance Fee/Monthly Fee combination, thereby reducing the amount that is owed each month. top
"Under certain limited conditions, Medicare will pay some nursing home costs for Medicare beneficiaries who require skilled nursing or rehabilitation services. To be covered, you must receive the services from a Medicare certified skilled nursing home after a qualifying hospital stay. (Excerpt from Medicare Web site.)" top
Covering a wide range of amenities and services, the monthly fee pays for your prorated share of the community's actual operating expenses. Such services may include housekeeping, utilities, meals, maintenance, scheduled transportation, wellness and social activities. top
Because the monthly fee is related to the services offered, it will vary according to your level of care, unit size and number of people living in the apartment. The monthly fee will also vary according to changes in the economy as a whole. For example, when the costs of labor and service change, the monthly fee will be adjusted. The Care and Residency Agreement spells out in detail the procedures by which the monthly fee can be changed. It is our intention to adjust the monthly fee once annually, as needed. top
Yes. In fact, we insist on a strong, continuing relationship between our residents and their physicians. If, after moving to one of our communities, your personal physician is not conveniently located and not able to provide you with the necessary services should you need nursing care, we can assist you in selecting a physician who will meet your needs. top
Scheduled transportation is a courtesy available for residents at most communities including transportation for Physician visits, dental visits, shopping trips and outings. Some communities have vehicles with lifts to accommodate residents with wheelchairs. top
ABHM communities provide care and accommodations to all persons regardless of age, race or gender. Refer to the individual communities to learn details of the retirement lifestyle offered. top
On any given day, you can enjoy hearty, made-to-order breakfasts and bountiful luncheons. For dinner you can feast on soups, salads, breads and your choice of entrees, served by friendly, attentive staff. And why not indulge in the decadent desserts! Or, if you prefer, choose from an assortment of lighter, heart healthy entrees served at every meal. Residents have their choice of plans that allow them to enjoy one or two meals or dine three times a day. top
ABHM communities offer a full range of options for varying lifestyles. Whether you intend to live independently, need some assistance or require licensed nursing care, ABHM is able to meet your needs. Contact the individual community of your choice to learn more about their continuum of care. top