FAQ 2017-12-07T19:16:39+00:00
What is independent retirement living? 2015-03-12T14:39:42+00:00

Independent living here at Sycamores Terrace Retirement Community is a senior housing apartment community that provides supportive services such as meals, housekeeping, social activities, transportation and much more. Congregate Housing, Supportive Housing, and Retirement Community are also terms that may be used interchangeably with independent living. Independent Living typically encourages socialization by provision of meals in a central dining area and scheduled social programs.

Do I purchase my independent living unit? 2015-03-12T14:40:00+00:00

No. Some independent living communities will require an endowment or a large buy in fee. At Sycamores Terrace Retirement community, however there is only a small entrance fee and a monthly fee.

Are utilities included in my rent? 2015-03-12T14:40:47+00:00

Yes, all utilities, except phone and cable, are included in the monthly fee.

Are meals included? 2015-03-12T14:41:10+00:00

Residents who live in our independent senior living apartments have several meal options to chose from that will be a part of their monthly fee. Which meals may vary depending on the options you choose. Additional meals can be purchased for a nominal additional charge.

Are housekeeping services included in my monthly fee? 2015-03-12T14:41:31+00:00

We have two housekeeping options available, weekly or twice a month.

Do the independent living apartments have an emergency system if I need help? 2017-12-07T19:16:46+00:00

Yes. All senior independent living apartments have emergency cords which can be pulled to summon nursing personnel 24-hours a day in the case of an emergency. In addition, we can provide an alert necklace or wristband that works in conjunction with emergency alert system for a nominal fee.

What if I need a higher level of care? 2017-12-07T19:16:46+00:00

Sycamores Terrace offers residents a continuum of care including senior assisted living/personal care. Independent senior living residents needing additional assistance can transition into a higher level of care without ever leaving the community.
Some residents receive physical therapy, home health, and even hospice in their home at Sycamores Terrace. Others leave for post-surgical rehabilitation and look forward to coming back home as quickly as possible.

Are there accommodations for my guests, including overnight? 2015-03-12T14:42:27+00:00

Yes. Sycamores Terrace can provide guest room services for a small additional fee.

Do you allow pets? 2015-03-12T14:42:47+00:00

Yes, Sycamores Terrace is a pet friendly community.

What is included in my monthly rent fee for independent living? 2017-12-07T19:16:46+00:00
  • Nutritious meal options in the community dining room
  • Utilities included
  • Medication management options
  • Housekeeping service and personal laundry services available
  • Maintenance services
  • Transportation to medical and dental appointments
  • Full activities schedule including shopping and leisure excursions in the community van
Do I get priority admittance to Senior Assisted Living if I need it? 2015-03-12T14:43:33+00:00

Yes! Independent Living residents are on the priority admittance list for our senior assisted living. Residents who move from the independent living on a temporary basis keep their apartment. If a resident wants to move to senior assisted living permanently, our administration office works with family to expedite transition.

What is assisted living? 2015-03-12T14:43:51+00:00

Assisted living offers seniors the help they need with the tasks of daily living, a residential community that supports and encourages their independence, and opportunities to live a full and engaging life.

What is assisted living not? 2015-03-12T14:44:12+00:00

Assisted living is not a nursing home. The typical Sycamores Terrace resident may need assistance with medications, meals, housekeeping and other activities, but is not chronically ill.

Is Sycamores Terrace a licensed provider of assisted living? Does that really matter? 2015-03-12T14:44:33+00:00

Yes – and Yes! High quality providers of assisted living, like Sycamores Terrace, have one thing in common – they are licensed and regulated by the state. Licensing ensures appropriate staffing levels, physician-certified care plans, staff training, and medication administration. Don’t assume a provider is licensed just because they call themselves “assisted living.”

Is there a doctor or nurse on duty? 2015-03-12T14:44:54+00:00

Our community has a licensed nurse available as needed. Assisted living providers are not required to employ a full-time nurse, but Sycamores Terrace has chosen to do so.

Do you have a house physician? 2015-03-12T14:45:16+00:00

Yes. However, residents may chose to continue to see their own physicians. Sycamores Terrace is available to assist residents with transportation to their doctor’s office as needed. Sycamores Terrace is Partnered with Geriatric Consulting Group, Dr. Thomas Miller and Associates. Residents who choose Dr. Thomas Miller for their medical needs here at Sycamores Terrace have the experience and convenience of Dr. Miller and his medical team at their door step. Weekly, Geriatric Consulting Group travel to Sycamores Terrace to see his or her patient in the community.

What accommodations are available? 2015-03-12T14:45:38+00:00

Sycamores Terrace offers residents a choice of one or two bedroom apartments; private or semi-private apartments.

What services and amenities are included in the monthly rate? 2017-12-07T19:16:46+00:00
  • Three delicious, nutritious meals in the community dining room
  • Medication management
  • Regular and often daily wellness activities, social events and devotional services
  • Shopping and leisure excursions in the community van
  • Coordination with a resident’s personal physician
  • Housekeeping, personal laundry services available
  • Care Team 24 a day, 7 days a week
If my health needs change while living at Sycamores Terrace, will I automatically have to move into a skilled nursing community? 2015-04-28T16:17:44+00:00

Not necessarily. Some residents receive physical therapy, home health, and even hospice in their home at Sycamores Terrace. Others leave for post-surgical rehabilitation and look forward to coming back home as quickly as possible.

Can I live in assisted living if I need a wheelchair or walker to get around? 2015-03-12T14:46:39+00:00

Yes. In fact, we encourage seniors who need assistance with ambulation to live with us at Sycamores Terrace.

Does this mean that you can prevent resident falls? 2015-03-10T18:19:52+00:00

Unfortunately, no. It is important to be aware that no assisted living community can prevent resident falls. What Sycamores Terrace does do is provide an environment and services that encourage an active, healthful approach to living. Staying active is one of the best ways to prevent falls.

What are Sycamores Terrace’s visiting hours? 2015-03-10T18:20:11+00:00

When you live at Sycamores Terrace, it is no different than living at home—this is your new home, on your terms. You are free to welcome and entertain guests as you please.

May I bring my own furnishings to my apartment? 2015-03-10T18:20:23+00:00

Absolutely. This is your home and you should have all the comforts and furnishings to which you are accustomed.

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