Frequently Asked Questions
At New Perspective we offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We offer top-tier memory care, including dementia care, in our high-grade memory care facilities. The senior living options range from as independent as having your own senior citizen apartment to getting around the clock assisted living care. In between those options we offer traditional retirement homes, senior housing, and senior communities. For more information on the differences between independent living, assisted living, and memory care, read our blog, “Senior Living Straight-Up”.
In order to give you an accurate price estimate, we need to know more about what you’re looking for. We would love to show you the rooms we have available and to provide pricing based on the apartment and/or amenities for which you have an interest. Please contact us to discuss your individual situation.
We do not provide transportation to appointments; however, we do have a community van that is used to transport residents to events outside of the community. In addition, there may be other commercial transportation options to available to explore for transportation to medical or other appointments such as ride sharing programs that we can assist in coordinating.
Many of our communities are pet friendly. Please contact the community in which you have interest to learn about their specific pet policies.
Outside of a regular, no added sodium diet, our communities offer mechanically altered diets as prescribed by a physician.
Yes, we allow motorized scooters at our communities.
This is our residents’ home. Assisted living residents may partake in adult beverages as they wish. Residents who reside in communities with a pub have the additional opportunity to enjoy a beverage during happy [or social] hour.
Our communities have independent rounding physicians and rounding physician groups who come onsite to see their patients. Depending on the community, these include primary care physicians and, in most communities, podiatrists. Some communities also have audiology and ophthalmology providers who come onsite to serve our residents. This comes in handy during the cold winter season.
Yes. Each apartment is wired for cable television and has internet access.
Our residents’ apartment is their home. Modifications to the apartment to make it just right are in most instances doable with the advance approval of the executive director and an agreement to return the apartment to its original condition.
Our communities offer a variety of activities for you or your loved one, such as yoga, outdoor walking groups, artist workshops, worship services and more. For more detailed information, please speak with the sales director at the community that you are interested in or fill out the Contact Us form.
Yes! Our community activity calendars vary from community to community because they are tailor made for resident requests.
Yes! You can speak with the concierge at your community to reserve a space in the community for various social activities.
The communities are our residents’ homes and as such, visitors are always welcome. We work with each residents’ family and friends to schedule visits at a time that works best for them.
Yes! Couples can live together in their own suite and suites can also be shared by friends or companions.
Our residents can speak with the executive director at their community should they need to file a complaint. We have an open-door policy and strive to make every resident’s experience as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.
We are more than happy to put you in touch with some of our current residents! Please speak with the sales director at the community that you are interested in or fill out the Contact Us form for more information.
We pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients to create meals made from scratch. Breakfast is always made to order, and menu offerings vary throughout the day and week. We use only high-quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. Every new recipe is taste-tested for resident input.
Yes! New Perspective has computers that are available for our residents. We also offer the It’s Never 2 Late, or iN2L, system, which has a vast content library of over 3,000 applications to engage residents in physical and brain fitness as well as social and spiritual activities. To learn more about the iN2L system, read our blog, “Can Interactive Technology Help Seniors Engage?”
Many New Perspective communities do have waiting lists, BUT this does not necessarily mean that there is no availability. Some people on the list are waiting for a specific view or apartment layout, etc., meaning that there could be other units available. For the best idea of availability, speak with the sales director at the community that you are interested in or fill out the Contact Us form.
Having the “senior living” conversation can be difficult. You must remember that your aging loved one can feel as though they are giving up their independence by moving into a senior living community. The important thing to do here is to sit with them and allow them to voice their concerns. It’s important to ensure they feel heard.
Let them know that they won’t be losing their freedom – in fact, many of our residents feel as though they’ve gained more freedom after moving into our communities. We help take care of the day-to-day tasks like laundry, taking out the trash, cooking meals, which frees up your loved one to do more of the activities they want to do.
At New Perspective, we understand that having a choice is important to ensuring independence. Our residents can choose from a variety of daily activities to keep them active, food offerings at each meal, and more, so they choose how to spend their days at our communities.
Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms caused by memory decline, whereas Alzheimer’s is a specific, progressive disease which causes memory loss/dementia. For more information, read this helpful article from the Alzheimer’s Association.
New Perspective is non-denominational and celebrates all faiths. Each Community has access to a variety of spiritual services.
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If you’ve started the process of finding the right senior living solution, how do you find the right setting and care where your loved one will thrive? With so many options from which to choose, it means starting your search understanding your needs for a senior living community. Your search should be narrowed to those senior communities that are committed to helping your parent or loved one age successfully. That means, in addition to the quality of care, you should be evaluating the social atmosphere, the quality of food and the commitment to maintain mind body and fitness.
There are many important factors when choosing a senior living community as your parent or loved one’s next home. Ultimately what is most important in choosing a senior living community is that it feels friendly, safe, and comfortable. What is your gut feeling? The bottom line is that the right facility for you is the facility where you feel most at home. This is a personal preference. Would you prefer a smaller, cozier environment or would a larger community bustling with activities be more fitting? Deciding when to move to a senior living community is right for your loved one can be a difficult decision. How does a person know the time is right? Luckily, it’s not a decision you have to make on your own. Usually there are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to have a conversation with them.
While all the statistics and evidence point to a more fulfilling lifestyle in an independent living community, the decision is still a difficult one for so many seniors and their loved ones. Indeed, you may go through a myriad of emotions. You might feel angry or embarrassed that you are unable to maintain your current home. Or, maybe you are grieving the loss of a home filled with memories. Or, the thought of leaving everything you know can make you feel vulnerable and anxious; like you’re losing control of your life. Whatever emotions you might be feeling, please know they are completely normal. But we also want you to know you are not alone in this. For many seniors, a move to independent living has opened a wonderful new chapter in life. A chapter filled with new interests, new friends and greater, yes, greater independence.