How can I convince my Mom or Dad that it’s time for Assisted Living?
The decision to move to an Assisted Living community is never easy and there’s no simple answer to the question. However, the staff at Paradise Park generally conducts a “Pre-Admission Meeting,” to assist the families in making the decision, breaking the news, and facilitating a smooth transition for your loved one. Each admission requires a specific approach, by the family and staff, so we will work together with you to develop a plan that everyone can feel at peace with.
How quickly can the move-in process go?
In most cases, the speed of the process depends on the physician. Since the Illinois Department of Public Health mandates that all admissions have a History and Physical within 120 days of admission, the process can be delayed if you haven’t had a recent appointment. If you’ve had a recent physical, or were in the hospital or a rehab center, most often we can retrieve the information from those sources. Once a History and Physical has been secured, the admission process can take place in less than 24 hours.
May I bring my car?
Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license. Free parking is available for residents and visitors.
Will I be able to entertain family or friends for an occasional special luncheon or dinner?
Yes. Friends and families are a big part of everyone's life and we strive to make things as "home-like" as possible. We even have a private dining area for families.
May I bring my pet?
Yes, As long as they fit within the guidelines we have adopted, you are more than welcome to bring a pet.
Is there a beauty or barber shop available?
Is rent paid on a monthly or annual basis?
Rent is paid monthly.
I use a wheelchair - will that be a problem?
Not at all. Our only requirement is that you are able to transfer in and out of your wheelchair independently or with the assistance of one caregiver.
I'm on oxygen - is that OK?
Yes. Our Memory Care Residents can rest assured that our nursing staff will monitor your oxygen needs, flow, and oxygen levels. Our Assisted Living Residents are required, by the Illinois Department of Public Health to be able to turn their own machines on and off, as well as adjust the flow rate. Our nursing staff; however, can assist you in ensuring your supply is always stocked and ready.
Can I have a special diet?
Yes and we have a Dietitian provide a dietary assessment and recommend diets. We accommodate many dietary restrictions, such as no added salt, no concentrated sweets, and low cholesterol. We can also cater to food allergies.
Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?
Assisted Living Facilities, in Illinois, are not licensed to bill Medicare or Medicaid for services. However, Medicare can cover certain services, such as physician’s visits, medications, and physical, occupation, speech therapy, and Hospice care while you reside at Paradise Park.
Do you accept Long-Term Care Insurance?
Yes! Many of our Residents’ stays are funded through long-term care insurance. Most policies cover the entire charge for room and board. Our campus Administrator will be happy to review your policy and assist you in determining if coverage is possible.
What other charges might I see on my monthly bill?
Paradise Park is proud to offer an all-inclusive rate, so families can budget accordingly in today’s economy. The only additional charges that you might see, on your monthly statement, will be charges for the beauty shop, charges for some outings (such as lunches or theatre outings) that your loved one may decide to participate in, charges for incontinent supplies (should you opt to have Paradise Park supply them), and other ancillary charges that you give permission for us to bill for. (ex: extra grab bars, extra key fobs, Direct TV upgrades, etc.)
Do you have transportation available?
Yes, we have a bus available, equipped with a wheelchair lift, to take residents on group outings, as well as to personal appointments. (There maybe additional charges for transportation to personal appointments.)
Do you provide activities?
Absolutely! Fun activities are a primary emphasis at Paradise Park.
Who does my insurance company charge for medications and physician’s visits?
All physicians, who see Residents at Paradise Park, as well as our pharmacy, bill Medicare or your secondary insurance directly. Payments never go through, or get marked-up by, Paradise Park.
Do I need to bring my own furniture?
Paradise Park provides furnished apartments for temporary stays, or for those Residents who need time to get their belongings moved to Paradise Park. Furnished apartments are also available for “trial runs,” that allow the Resident, or the family, to try us out for a night or two, to see how everyone adjusts to the change.
Once you’ve decided on a permanent stay, our Maintenance Staff will provide free move-in service, within a 50-mile radius, to pick up, and move in and place your furniture, hang artwork and get you settled in to your new home.