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Frequently Asked Questions

Making decisions about how — and where — you want to live often raises some important questions. That’s why we encourage you to “Just Ask.” You’ll find our staff at Newton Presbyterian Manor eager to provide the information you need to make informed choices.

Here are three questions (FAQs) we’re asked most often:

  • Can I afford Presbyterian Manor? You might be surprised how affordable living at Newton Presbyterian Manor can be! Noelle Dickinson, Marketing Director, would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and compare the costs of living here with your current living expenses. You’ll find Noelle to be honest and sincere. If Presbyterian Manor is not the right fit for your budget, she will help you to find options that are.
  • My loved one doesn’t want to move, but I’m struggling to provide care. Is there anything Presbyterian Manor can do to help us? Yes! Caregivers need support. We have services just for caregivers who are trying to keep loved ones at home as long as possible.
  • What is included in my monthly rate? Your monthly service fee covers a variety of costs common for all residents. These can include meals, utilities, 24-hour emergency response system, cable TV, housekeeping and linen service, and interior and exterior maintenance. However, rates vary depending on your level of care, the type of accommodations you select, and a variety of other factors. We can provide you with an admissions packet that includes a detailed list of services and rates along with a helpful guide to help you compare the real cost difference between living in your own home and moving to Presbyterian Manor.
  • How do I know if my loved one needs memory care? If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, he or she will benefit from placement in a memory care neighborhood. Memory care neighborhoods are specifically designed to support the needs of individuals with memory loss, providing visual cues that will support your loved one in making the transition from home to a senior living community. Memory care neighborhoods also offer activities in smaller groups and individually that are designed to help a memory care resident reconnect with activities they enjoyed earlier in their lives and keep them engaged in the present through participation in those activities. If you are unsure if your loved one is ready for memory care, check out this resource from the Alzheimer's Association, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease.

Services For You

FOCUS (Families or Caregivers Under Stress) For caregivers who are struggling with effects of Alzheimer’s/memory loss, this group meets for education, mutual support and problem-solving the first Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. in the Newton Presbyterian Manor Library. Co-facilitators are Dr. Wendell Wiens and Helen Brown, licensed baccalaureate social worker.

Adult Day Services Whether a break is needed for an afternoon of shopping, a doctor’s appointment or just a nap at home, caregivers can tap into the Adult Day Services program in Anderson Place. Guests join residents for outings or daily programming, giving caregivers a needed break.

Respite Services Caregivers can schedule a weekend or up to a month away while their loved one is well taken care of in the Anderson Place setting.

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