Frequently Asked Questions about Evergreen Senior Living

What is the difference between assisted living and independent living?

An Assisted Living Residence is defined by the Assisted Living Federation of America as a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs, both scheduled and unscheduled, of those who need help with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, and monitoring medications. Evergreen Knoll Assisted Living can provide all of these services and more.

Evergreen Cottages is for independent seniors age 55 and above. Our cottages are designed for those seniors who desire the convenience of “no worry living” while having access to many social opportunities. Our cottages include all indoor and outdoor maintenance, and utilities, with the exception of telephone, included in the monthly cost.

Independent Living and Assisted living facilities vary greatly from one to the next, so be sure to shop around for what best fits your needs now and in the future.

Who needs assisted living?

Assisted Living is generally appropriate for anyone whose safety, security, comfort or future well-being is compromised by staying where they are, but who does not require the more intensive services offered in a nursing home. This includes, but is not limited to people who are feeling uncomfortable living on their own, have a poor appetite, have trouble with medications (taking, not taking, over medicating, not taking at appropriate times, etc.), have increased forgetfulness, are dependent on an outside source for day-to-day needs, lack socialization opportunities, cannot keep up with general housekeeping or maintenance, need transportation or may need help with bathing or hygiene.

Evergreen includes services to meet all of the above needs plus assistance with dressing, bed making, regular visits by nursing staff, reminders and redirection as needed, and help getting to and from meals and activities if needed.

Who pays for Evergreen Knoll, Assisted Living?

Anyone has the opportunity to live at Evergreen Knoll. We accept private pay, financial assistance and long-term care insurance as methods of payment to live at Evergreen Knoll. If desiring to use long-term care insurance, please be sure that your policy covers our type of facility.

Typically, assisted living is 2/3 to 1/2 less expensive than a nursing home. If you would like to learn more about whether you qualify for financial assistance, contact your county family services agency.

What distinguishes Evergreen Knoll from other Assisted Living Communities?

With over 13 years of experience in assisted living, Evergreen Knoll has established itself as the premier assisted living community in the area. With the services we provide, we are confident you will find just what you are looking for at Evergreen. You can be assured our staff offers the highest quality of care and respect to all Evergreen residents.

What distinguishes Evergreen Cottages from other independent senior housing?

Our beautiful independent senior housing accommodations will allow you to enjoy the privacy of your own home without the hassles of indoor and outdoor maintenance. We do it all! Shoveling, lawn mowing, home repairs! The Evergreen Campus setting offers amenities many other independent senior housing in our area cannot, such as our active social networking opportunities. Evergreen Cottage residents may purchase meals from Evergreen Knolls kitchen, and attend any of our programs/activities.

How do I reserve an apartment?

Evergreen accepts an application and fully refundable reservation deposit to get on the waiting list for the apartment or cottage of your choice. Should your plans change for any reason, we will gladly refund your deposit. Should you move in, your deposit will be applied to your damage deposit. Please contact us for an application.

May I furnish and decorate my own apartment?

Yes. Residents furnish their own apartments to reflect their own personal taste. Your treasured keepsakes and memories are all you need to make Evergreen your new home.

Are guests welcome at Evergreen?

Absolutely, your family and friends are always a welcome part of our active community. Guests may dine with us for a nominal fee. Evergreens spacious Community Building is a perfect setting for special occasions, family gatherings, or hosting your club or service organization. See Director for reservations and fees.

Are pets allowed?

We recognize that your pet is an important part of your family. We do welcome pets, however, you must adhere to our pet policy.

What about staff?

Our caring, well-trained professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our residents each and every day. Our experienced nursing staff creates each care plan to meet individual needs.

24-hour staffing ensures comfort, well-being and peace of mind for family and friends.

What activities are offered?

Residents may pursue the interest and hobbies of their choice. All activities are designed to encourage growth, socialization and physical activity. Activities include exercise, arts and crafts, guest lectures, parties, entertainment, shopping excursions and much more!

What if my needs change?

Evergreen Knoll Assisted Living is here to offer services that enhance the quality of life without dominating it. Under the supervision of licensed health care professionals, we provide extensive supportive services or can help you with arrangements for services if we are unable to provide them.

Residents may begin living in our Independent Cottages, then move to Evergreen Knoll Assisted Living as he or she needs help with activities of daily living. Our Cottage residents can take advantage of the ease of transfer, and be placed on the top of the waiting list for our Assisted Living if openings are not available immediately.