FAQ

 

Q: What are activities of daily living (ADLs)?

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are activities related to personal care. There are six daily living activities, which include:

  • Bathing or showering
  • Dressing
  • Transferring in and out of a bed or chair
  • Ambulating
  • Toileting/Continence
  • Eating

Q: What is the cost of care?

Average costs for assisted living near Austin can start around $3,500+ per month. Call us today for our current rate. Our prices are an all-inclusive rate for our care & services, with the exception of medications, incontinent supplies, and toiletries. Your rate will never go up during the duration of your stay, because we do not charge for different levels of care. In the event your loved one’s needs change, which may cause their level of care to go up, rest assured that the cost will not change.

Q: Do you accept home health or hospice?

We are advocates for both home health and hospice, and gladly work alongside with them to ensure the resident is receiving the most optimal care in a home setting as possible.

Q: Do you accept Long term care insurance?

Assisted livings are considered a Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF), and long-term care insurances can offer some financial assistance with the cost of assisted living. Contact your long-term care insurance provider for more details.

Q: What about VA benefits?

The VA offers a program called, “Veteran’s Aid & Attendance,” which offer some financial assistance to veterans based on individual eligibility.

Pension and Aid & Attendance

The VA has programs available for veterans or for the single surviving spouse of the deceased veteran through disability income. These programs are called Disability Pension and Death Pension. It is required that the veteran had serviced on active duty for least 90 days, and one of those days were during a period of war. It is not required that the veteran provided Service combat, just that the veteran was in service during the period of war and was honorably discharged.

There is also another benefit to Pension, which is Compensation. Compensation is for veterans who became disabled due to injuries or illnesses while the veteran was on active duty.

It is important to note that a veteran cannot receive Pension or Compensation at the same time.

Period of War   Beginning and Ending Dates
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975: for Veterans who served “in country”

before August 5, 1964, February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

Gulf War August 2, 1990 to a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation

These are general guidelines and additional qualifications may be required. Contact your local VA office for assistance in accessing this benefit.

Helpful links:

https://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/aid_and_attendance_pension_benefit.htm.

https://www.veteranaid.org/about.php

https://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/

 

Q: Do you have different locations?

We do not have any other locations.

Q: Can we bring the resident’s bed from home?

Residents are encouraged (but not required) to bring any personal furnishings. Using a familiar night stand, bed or dresser, often times helps the transition from their home to our home. Your room at our place, is your room. Hang pictures on the wall and decorate it the way you like it!

 

If you’re coming from another facility, or moving in from another state and don’t have any furniture, don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

Q: What types of rooms do you have?

We offer both semi-private or private rooms. Rooms are based on availability.

Q: Are pets allowed?

Small pets are allowed on a case by case basis.

Q: Is there an extra cost for cable and internet?

Cable and Wi-Fi are complimentary at A Serene Setting.