Questions and Answers
1. How many residents will live at Ranson Ridge? We typically have 60 assisted living residents and 20 memory care residents. We are small enough not to get lost and big enough to find plenty of friends.
2. What do the apartments look like? All of the units at Ranson Ridge are studio-style. They are very spacious with enough room for a sleeping area and also a living area. We have 5 beautiful community living rooms, all located within steps of each unit. All units, including our memory care, have their own beautifully appointed bathrooms that include large easy-access tiled showers.
3. Can I cook in my apartment? No. Assisted living communities generally do not offer true kitchens. You may bring a refrigerator and a microwave if you like. Three DELICIOUS meals and snacks are provided daily and are included in the cost of your rent. Our residents and families rave about our food. Let us do the cooking, cleaning, and the laundry for you!
4. Do I bring my own furniture? You can bring your own furniture and decorate the way you like. If you prefer, we can provide furniture for a monthly rental charge. Furniture in our memory care, The Lodge, is available at no cost.
5. Do you have activities? Yes, absolutely. Socialization is so important to keep us active, alert, and healthy. You will have your choice of a variety of activities each day.
6. Do you have internet access, cable TV, or phone service? Yes. We know how important it is to stay connected. The building has wifi and we provide free satelite TV and free telephone service to our assisted living residents.
7. How much does this cost? It depends. We have a base rent rate and there may be a level of care charge (LOC) depending upon how much assistance is needed. You only pay for the services you need which makes it more affordable than an all-inclusive price structure for those coming into a community needing just a little help. All your food, utilities, phone service, satellite TV, internet, housekeeping, and medication management are included in your rent.
8. How do I know how much my LOC charge is? You will know your "level of care" prior to signing a residency agreement after we provide you with an assessment to determine any additional services you may need. Our LOC charges are extremely reasonable. You only pay for services you receive.
9. Will Medicare pay for assisted living? No. Medicare is a program for medical expenses. Assisted living is a senior living option and not considered a medical expense. Medicare never pays for assisted living nor long term skilled nursing care.
10. Do you take Medicaid? No. Ranson Ridge is a private-pay community. Our sister community, Olde Knox Commons, which is a skilled nursing and rehab center next door, does accept Medicaid. This gives our residents the possibility of qualifying for Medicaid once they are in need of a higher level of care. Our in-house physician services (Physicians Eldercare) is the same physician services as Olde Knox Commons, so the transition between assisted living and skilled is a smooth transition, if ever needed. Note that if your total income is more than $1248.50 per month, you will never qualify for Medicaid in any assisted living facility. The income limit for Medicaid in a memory care facility is $1,580.50. The good news is that the limit for skilled nursing is much greater; your income just must be "less than the cost of care" in a long-term nursing facility to qualify for Medicaid. (Additional criteria will apply. Contact a Medicaid professional for more information.) Keep in mind that we NEVER accept Medicaid, although Olde Knox Commons skilled nursing facility next door does.
11. Do I have my social security check sent to you? No. Your social security, pension, long term care insurance, VA benefits, and all other income goes to you. You will receive a monthly bill from Ranson Ridge. We do not get involved in your finances. We do require that you have enough income/investments to pay for close to 3 years of residency. If you will need Medicaid prior to 3 years, we suggest finding a community that offers Medicaid so that you do not have to move when personal funds are gone.
12. What makes you different? What makes you special?Well, several things. First, we are privately owned an operated. Our owner, Linda Howard, has spent her life in the medical field as a RN. She is committed to providing families with loving, compassionate, and medically superior care. She understands the importance of hiring caregivers that are all Certified Medical Assistants and Certified Medication Aids. You can rest assured that they have the training, certification, and continuing education necessary to provide excellent care.
Our food also sets us apart from others. As you know, food can be a major complaint for most care communities whether it is an assisted living, skilled nursing facility or hospital. We want the dining experience to be one of the highlights of our residents' day. Our residents and families rave about our food.
Also, while many of our residents come to us with minimal needs for assistance, those who progress to a higher level of care will have the opportunity to transfer to our sister community, Olde Knox Commons Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, located right next door. We conveniently offer assisted living, memory care, rehab, and skilled nursing all on one campus.
Our staff also makes us special. We strive to hire those who understand the importance of that "Quality Care with Hometown Huntersville Hospitality." This is a place for mom or dad where you have the confidence that they are well-cared for, safe, happy and loved!
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