How do I know if the Gables can meet my care needs?
The care of our residents is managed by our Resident Care Director and our registered nurse. One of the most important steps in determining if Assisted Living is the right choice for you, is having an initial assesment by one of our nurses. The initial assesment will help you and The Gables determine if assisted living is the right lifestyle for you. The initial assesment helps us to ensure that we can provide the appropriate care for you.
If, for some reason, assisted living is not the best option for you, we will still be able to give you some direction as to what might be the appropriate option for you. To learn more about what an initial assessment entails, feel free to contact us at any time. You can call us at 978-343-8789.
What are the costs associated with assisted living?
Typically, assisted living is a rental arrangement similar to an apartment community. At The Gables you will have a monthly fee based on the current rates for the apartment style that you choose. Our monthly fee is different than many communities because we include most of our services in that one fee. Many other communities will charge a base monthly fee and then charge additionally for each service that they can provide. This may add up to substantial dollars and increase your monthly cost.
Since The The Gables monthly fee includes most of the services that we offer, you know up-front that you will receive personal care, medication management, 3 meals per day, scheduled transportation that includes trips for local medical appointments, housekeeping, linen laundry service, a full activity and exercise program, basic cable television, all of your utilities except for telephone, 24 hour staff support with a Life Line call pendant and full maintenance services. Since we are all inclusive of these services, you will not have any surprises in the cost.
The only additional amounts that you would provide at move-in are a one-time Community Fee of $3,200.00 and a security deposit equal to one month’s rent of your apartment. The security deposit remains as yours and we pay you interest on the deposit. To find out the current rental rates for the different size apartments that we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our Marketing Director by calling 978-343-8789.
Is living at the Gables tax-deductible?
You may be eligible for certain federal tax deductions based on he types of services and the level of care that ou require. This is an issue that you should discuss with your financial advisor.
Can I bring my own personal furnishings to my new Home?
Absolutely. This is going to be your own home and you should have all of the comforts and furnishings you enjoy. At the Gables residents take pride in decorating their apartments and adding their own personal touches to their homes.
Can I bring my pet to The Gables?
With prior permission, The Gables does allow residents to keep some types of pets in their apartment. If permission to bring a pet is granted, we would require that all vaccinations and licenses are current, and an agreement that includes a plan for how the resident will care for the pet and who will take the pet in the resident’s absence. We also require the one-time fee of $500.00 to have the pet.
Is smoking allowed at Gables?
We are sensitive to the health needs of all of our residents; so our community is a non-smoking environment.
However, we do offer designated outside areas for our residents and their guests that need to smoke. Check with us for more details.
What if I have a medical emergency?
All of our residents have LifeLine emergency call pendants that alert our staff of their need for service. Our well-trained staff are on duty 24 hour per day to respond to your call and to contact emergency services if they are required.
What kind of activities and events are offered?
The Gables’ Activity Director creates a full calendar of activities every month. The activities include opportunities for learning, creativity, exercise and entertainment. From concerts and guest lectures, theater and exercise, games and classes, services and celebrations, civic and volunteer opportunities, trips for shopping and to museums, movies, and much more, you can remain as active and involved as you like.
How’s the food at The Gables?
Another area in which we take pride is our food service department. We provide our residents with three nutritious restaurant quality meals every day. Our chefs create several delicious meal choices for each meal of the day. Residents dine with their neighbors in our beautiful dining room. We are also able to accommodate many special dietary requirements to fit our resident’s needs.
Will I have privacy at The Gables?
Yes, you will enjoy the same privacy that you have in your own home. While most residents enjoy the socialization and company of their neighbors and our staff, it is always nice to relax and enjoy the privacy of your own apartment.
Is there transportation and is it wheelchair accessible?
Yes, The Gables includes scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and outings as a benefit of your residence. We have a comfortable van that is wheelchair accessible and provides “door to door” transportation for your convenience.