FAQ

a. DO YOU HAVE MEDICAL CARE ONSITE?

We have staff members who are qualified to dispense medications, and are trained in CPR and other areas of wellness, with the ability to determine emergency medical needs. We have several physicians and medical providers who work hand-in-hand with our staff on a regular basis, and know our residents personally.

b.Does my loved one need to bring their own furnishings?

All of our rooms are furnished. We provide an adjustable bed, a dresser, a nightstand, and all bed and bathing linens, along with daily personal care items. We are an all-inclusive community that provides abundantly for necessities in day-to-day living.

c.What can I expect on Move-In day?

We want to make move-in day as smooth as possible. To help transition into Sensations, we ask that personal items and a week's supply of clothing be brought in prior to your loved one moving in, if at all possible. All personal laundry is done at no additional charge, so no need to bring numerous outfits.

d.What kinds of activities do you offer?

We have a fulltime activities staff that is here every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Our activities are designed to help ensure our residents stay engaged at their own level.Please see our Activities Calendar here.

e.How much will this cost?

Cost is based on a number of factors. Our Long Term Care Residents are charged a monthly room rate, plus a level of care rate that is based on need. Our Respite Care Residents are charged a flat daily care rate, and our Day Care Residents are charged an hourly rate. Early stage Alzheimer's residents often start in Day Care and transition smoothly into Long Term Care. If you would like more information please contact us at (517) 543-8101.

f.What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare is a federal program attached to Social Security. It is available to all U.S. citizens 65 years of age or older and it also covers people with certain disabilities. It is available regardless of income. The four-part program includes:

Part A: Hospitalization coverage

Part B: Medical insurance

Part C: Privately purchased supplemental insurance that provides additional services and through which all Medicare services offered by Part A and Part B can be accessed.

Part D:Prescription drug coverage.

Medicare helps pay for short term stays (up to 100 days) Outpatient, OT, PT and Hospice.

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps low-income individuals and families pay for the costs associated with medical and long-term custodial care.
Unlike Medicare, which is available to everyone, Medicaid has strict eligibility requirements. The rules vary by state. The program is designed to help the poor, so many states require Medicaid recipients to have no more than a few thousand dollars in liquid assets to participate in the program

We do accept the Tri-County Waiver program here at Sensations!


g.What are the different levels of care available from Sensations? Would I have to move my loved one again?

Here at Sensations we accept different levels of care. Our loved ones can range from a level one to a level four. Level one would be a resident needing minimal assistance and a level four would be someone needing total care on up to hospice or end of life care. We care for your loved ones at all stages in life.

Sensations also works hand in hand with multiple outside agencies. We work with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Massage Therapy, Music Therapy, Skilled Nursing, Wound Care Specialists, and Hospice Care. We also work along with mobile x-ray, audiology, podiatry, dentistry, and optometry services and currently have three on call physicians that visit our loved ones bi weekly and/or monthly. We also have in-service and training staff come to Sensations Memory Care Residence to train our staff as well. We want the best quality of care for our loved ones!

h.Who should I contact for a tour?

We have three ways to contact our office to set up a tour!

  1. You can call our office at telephone number: (517) 543-8101.
  2. You can also click the "contact us" tab on the website and it will send Sensations Memory Care Residence a message.
  3. Or you can email Larissa Krem at larissa.sensations@gmail.com.

i.What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Understanding Alzheimer's disease is the common form of dementia. It is a neurological brain disorder named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines dementia as:

"... [A] word for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating (Alzheimer's Symptoms). They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there."

Though Alzheimer's disease is the most common, many different diseases can cause dementia. There are many forms of dementia. For more information or medical advice please visit your loved ones primary physician.