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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you will find the answer to many questions that you may have about living at Renaissance Terrace.  Take the time to read the questions and answers.  If you have any further questions please call us at 865-544-1710.  Please call or visit us anytime, and we will be happy to set up a tour for you, your family or friends.

IS ASSISTED LIVING COVERED BY MEDICARE?

Medicare does not cover assisted living specifically but will continue to pay for the same services as those received while at home, such as doctor’s visits, qualifying hospital stays, durable medical equipment, Part D medications, skilled nursing visits and therapies.

WILL LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PAY FOR CARE?

Long-term care insurance is specifically designed to cover the costs of long-term care services. Depending on the policy, long-term care insurance may pay for care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and/or at home. Check with your carrier to determine coverage for care in assisted living facilities.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?

We offer both core services and additional services. Please click HERE for more information.

WHAT SERVICES ARE NOT OFFERED BY STAFF?

We do not offer skilled or invasive care that should be administered by a doctor or in a more intensive care facility such as a nursing home. Please click here [ Services page] for information about services provided at Renaissance Terrace. Contact us with questions regarding needed services that are not listed.

ARE STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT 24 HOURS?

Yes, trained caregivers are available at all times.  Nurses are staffed from 6 am to 10 pm.  A receptionist or security guard is at the front desk 24 hrs a day.

IS THERE A DOCTOR ON THE PREMISES?

No, there is not a doctor on the premises, but licensed nurses are available to assist our residents and communicate with their doctor. There is a medical director specializing in geriatrics with physician and diagnostic services available onsite.

DO YOU PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS?

We will be happy to arrange for an outside transportation service to doctor’s appointments. Staff members may not transport residents in their own vehicles or in residents’ personal vehicles, nor are they available to accompany residents off-campus. Family members and/or friends are encouraged to assist residents as necessary. Scheduled transportation to area shopping and leisure destinations as well as professional services is provided.

WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF COMMITMENT?

There is no long-term commitment. Rent is on a month-to-month basis. A 30-day notice is required before move-out, unless there is a specific change in the resident’s health care status that requires more intense medical care. Short-term respite rooms may be available also on a day-to-day basis for individuals or families who may need a temporary break from daily care-giving responsibilities.

WHAT DOES MY MONTHLY RENT INCLUDE?

Monthly rent includes a fully furnished private room with a full bath and walk-in shower; housekeeping, linens and laundry; all maintenance and utilities; telephone, cable and Internet service; and three nutritious meals daily. Residents enjoy 24-hour access to trained caregivers; access to licensed nurses; an emergency call pendant system; assistance and supervision with activities of daily living; medication assistance; and social, spiritual and recreational activity programs.

DO THE ROOMS COME FURNISHED? WHAT IN-ROOM AMENITIES ARE INCLUDED?

All resident rooms are fully furnished, private rooms with a full bath and walk-in shower. Rooms include a full-size bed, nightstand, dresser, wardrobe, telephone and individual temperature control. Most of the rooms also include a desk chair and/or recliner.

ARE PETS ALLOWED?

Due to both indoor and outdoor space limitations and the ever-increasing numbers of individuals sensitive to environmental irritants including allergens, we cannot permit pets to reside in the facility. However, we do recognize that pets can be beneficial to the psychosocial well-being of our residents and do allow pets to visit.

WHAT MEALS ARE PROVIDED?

Residents enjoy three nutritious meals a day plus snacks. Each meal offered is nutritious and well balanced.  We can make special accommodations for special diets due to medical restrictions.  Please consult with us if special meal plans are required.  Dietitian approved.

ARE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT MEALS?

Several menu selections are available at each meal. Dietitian approved

CAN MEALS BE SERVED IN-ROOM?

A meal tray can be brought to a resident’s room for a limited time if needed due to illness or while transitioning from a hospital stay.

CAN MEALS BE ADAPTED TO MEET UNIQUE DIETARY NEEDS?

Each meal offered is nutritious and well balanced. We can make special accommodations for special diets due to medical restrictions. Please consult with us if special meal plans are required. Dietitian approved.

CAN FAMILY OR FRIENDS EAT A MEAL WITH RESIDENTS?

Yes, family and friends are welcome to join residents for meals for a nominal fee.

WHAT ARE VISITING HOURS? IS THERE A CURFEW?

We have no scheduled visiting hours or curfew. Renaissance Terrace is just like living at home. Guests may come and go freely as long as other residents are not disturbed.

ARE THERE OUTDOOR AREAS THAT RESIDENTS CAN ENJOY?

Yes, Renaissance Terrace has spacious terraces and a courtyard where residents can enjoy outdoor activities or relax in the fresh air.

WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY?

Residents will enjoy activities such as shopping excursions and visits to the movies or other events at the historic Tennessee Theatre. Renaissance Terrace also has a game room, a computer room, spacious terraces with seating for relaxation, and the beauty and barber salon and spa. Quieter activities can be found in the garden, the library and the family room with a fireplace. Many creative activities are available, as well as exercise and social events, such as concerts and cookouts, are planned for the residents enjoyment.

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