Affordability

 

Parkview Gardens is the Affordable Assisted Living Choice

 

Affordability and Quality — You can have BOTH in this assisted-living community. Parkview Gardens offers affordable rents and affordable assisted-living services in an environment designed for seniors to graciously age-in-place.

Parkview Gardens is able to offer affordable apartments and assisted-living service options to seniors, in large part due to innovation of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS).  Parkview Gardens was built through a WHEDA affordable-housing program that targets seniors age 55 and older who have a variety of incomes.  Tenants with annual incomes of 60% or less of the Racine County median income may qualify for a lower rent apartment. 

As an affordable assisted-living option, Parkview Gardens is designed to support our residents' independence and choice.  Certified as a Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) through DHS, Parkview Gardens provides residents a home-like environment with a broad range of services offered on an as-needed basis.  In fact, Parkview Gardens is one of only 18 affordable RCACs in Wisconsin.  Managed by Fresh Coast Partners, long-time members of the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA), Parkview Gardens is a founding member of the WALA Diamond Accreditation Program.  Click here for more information about WALA and the Diamond program.

Parkview Gardens will accept residents who are enrolled in the Family Care Program, a benefit that covers the cost of services to seniors where they live, including assisted-living residences.  Seniors must financially and functionally qualify to participate in the Family Care Program.  To find out more about Family Care:

  • Visit the Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) located at 14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177
  • Call the ADRC office at (262) 833-877
  • Check their website www.adrc.racineco.com

 

Questions to Ask When Considering an Assisted-Living Residence

[These considerations are what people say are most important to their quality of life.]

Physical Environment

  • Does it look like an apartment building?  Is it residential in scale, layout, and décor?  Are its public areas comfortable and appealing to the general population?
  • Do the units look like apartments?  Is there adequate space for tenants to entertain visitors, keep their belongings, and prepare and eat a simple meal?  Do they have telephones, thermostats, and other features that promote independence and control?  Are there features that ensure privacy and make the unit feel like home?  
  • Are there common areas for social activities?  People want to see others and be "where the action is."  Are activity areas in a central and visible location?  Is there a common-area bathroom nearby?
  • Does the building have accessibility, fire safety, and other features appropriate for people with physical disabilities?

Service Availability

  • Is there a wide range of services available? 
  • Can tenants select and pay for just those services they need and want?
  • To what extent will tenants be able to increase the amount of service they receive as their needs increase?
  • Are there opportunities to socialize?  [Both frequency and diversity of activities are important.]
  • Are there adequate provisions to meet unscheduled care needs and respond to emergencies?
  • Is there an ongoing process to monitor and reassess tenant needs and to adjust services as needed?
  • Are the services a good value for the money?  Are the services affordable?

Philosophy and Atmosphere

  • Does the staff actively support resident independence and choice?  Does the staff encourage residents to do for themselves as much as possible?
  • Are tenants treated as competent, capable adults?
  • Is aging-in-place encouraged?  What are the grounds for eviction, and what happens when tenants become seriously disabled?
  • Do residents and staff appear to be happy, caring, and involved?

 

 

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