Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living and Senior Care

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean that Monarch Landing is a Type C Fee-for-Service Life Plan Community?

Life Plan Communities are senior living communities that offer independent living along with a spectrum of helpful services, enjoyable amenities, and on-site health care. There are several types of Life Plan Communities. The three most common are Type A, Type B, and Type C.

At a Type C Fee-for-Service community like Monarch Landing, you only pay for care when and if you need it and at market rates. This type of community comes with the lowest upfront admission payment (or entrance fee) to ensure you have priority access to all levels of high-quality health care as needed.

A Type B community, which also offers LifeCare, is similar to a Type A community but rather than spread all the potential care costs over time, you pay for your care at the time you receive it. While not all Type B communities are alike, typically, you pay a substantial entrance fee in exchange for a discounted rate on care. Type B is often referred to as a modified plan and could be considered sort of a hybrid of Types A and C.

A Type A community offers what is referred to as LifeCare where you essentially prepay for any future assisted living, skilled nursing care, and memory care you might need. To cover those potential costs, it requires a significant upfront entrance fee. The benefit is that your monthly fee remains virtually the same even if you do not need a higher level of care.

Everyone’s health care journey is unique. At Monarch Landing, you don’t have to pay for health care services you may never need, but you are prepared for whatever comes.

What is a Refund of Capital Contract?

Our Return of Capital plan ensures that no matter how long you live here, a substantial portion of the admission payment will be returned to you or your estate upon reoccupancy of your residence, should you leave Monarch Landing for any reason.

What is a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community like Monarch Landing offers residents an independent living residence within a vibrant and socially active community along with access to healthcare if and when those services are needed.

Is my pet welcome at Monarch Landing?

Of course — they’re family. At our pet-friendly senior living community, any size, any animal is welcome.

Do you offer transportation?

Yes! Monarch Landing offers transportation to and from local shopping and conveniences, as well as door to door service.


Independent Living

What is independent living?

Independent living gives active and independent older adults a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their current lifestyles, without the burden of home maintenance. At Monarch Landing, that means a worry-free and rewarding lifestyle in maintenance-free apartment homes with a wide array of services, amenities and friends, right outside the door.

Is independent living the right choice for me?

Our independent living options are perfect for people who want to maintain their current active lifestyle without the responsibility of home maintenance. You’ll have the freedom to spend time with family and friends, work out, volunteer, explore your passions, even travel to far-away places – knowing your home will be secure while you’re away.

Will I have a voice in this community?

Yes! Monarch Landing encourages residents to participate in our community resident committees. Residents provide input regarding social programming, activities, outings and more.


Memory Support

How is memory support different from other levels of care?

Memory loss affects more than just one person. At The Springs at Monarch Landing, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduces confusion and provides complete security around the clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, memory support at The Springs enables pleasant and peaceful days.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

The National Institute on Aging defines dementia as a loss of cognitive functions (thinking, reasoning, the ability to remember) severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia is not a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that affects the sections of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

Is the staffing in memory support different?

Yes. Team members are specially trained in person-centered memory care. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families.

Will memory support costs rise based on the amount of care needed?

Not at The Springs. We offer flat-rate pricing based on floor plan size — with complete access to amenities and services in the memory support neighborhood.


Skilled Nursing

What is skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing is round-the-clock care for individuals with acute medical needs provided by licensed nurses and therapists. Skilled nursing is appropriate for people recovering from illness, injury, surgery or stroke that need intensive therapy and care to gain optimal well-being and health.

When is skilled nursing necessary?

Commonly skilled nursing is required after a senior experiences an illness or injury. These are some conditions that often require skilled care for seniors:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac failure
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Other major illness
  • Hip or bone fracture
  • Fall-related injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Severe osteoarthritis

When would someone need long-term care?

Potential candidates for long-term nursing care include seniors who are dealing with an ongoing health condition or disability, persistent or severe pain, a chronic medical condition, permanent disability, or those who need help with activities of daily living.

Will Medicare pay for skilled nursing?

The Springs at Monarch Landing is Medicare-certified. After a qualifying hospital stay, Medicare typically covers 1-20 days of the stay. Then Medicare will set a daily coinsurance rate for days 21-100. Medicare payment rules are very strict and depend on a number of factors. Your out-of-pocket expense may vary based on any additional insurance coverage that you may have. Visit for more details.



What are the types of therapies you offer?

The Springs at Monarch Landing offers short-term and long-term rehabilitation through physical, speech and occupational therapies. Residents who are recovering from illness or injury receive expert care from a team of skilled pathologists and therapists using the most advanced treatments.

Is occupational therapy the same as physical therapy?

They are similar in that they both help restore strength and mobility. More specifically, occupational therapy helps people adapt to their social and physical environment through education in things like dressing, memory training and coordination exercises.

What treatments are included in speech therapy?

Skilled speech and language pathologists address both communication issues and swallowing dysfunction. They’ll work with you to design treatment plans that help with language ability and provide alternate communication strategies.

Who will be involved in my care?

You’ll receive treatment from an expert medical team including a doctor, nurse, social worker, dietician, and therapists who will provide care, guide your rehabilitation process, and work in partnership with you and your family members.

Is rehabilitation only for Monarch Landing residents?

No. Rehabilitation services at The Springs at Monarch Landing are also open to community seniors through direct admission. We are Medicare-certified and accept most major insurance providers.

What will happen when I’m ready to return home?

Before your discharge, your team will help determine any equipment needs and in-home services you may require. You may also visit the rehabilitation area on campus to continue outpatient therapy services.


Respite Care

What is respite care?

Professional caregivers provide short-term, round-the-clock care in a comfortable, secure environment. Seniors can receive compassionate support and excellent amenities for the length of their stay.

What are the benefits of respite care?

Benefits of respite care can include assistance for a senior loved one after a hospital stay or during illness, a temporary break for family members, or needed support when you’re traveling.

How long can a senior stay?

Respite care stays at The Springs at Monarch Landing can range from 30 to 60 days.

To ask more questions about senior living at Monarch Landing, fill out the contact form on this page.

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