Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) – basic self-care tasks that are a part of everyday life such as eating, bathing, dressing, etc.
Ancillary Fees – extra services that are available in the community that are not included in the monthly fee and are an additional cost.
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) – a retirement community that offers a full continuum of services provided to you beginning at admission with a Residential Apartment in Independent Living, and continuing, if necessary to Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Care in the Health Care Center
Endowment Fund – a designated fund to assist those residents who, through no fault of their own, are unable to meet the costs of care.
Entrance Fee – a one-time initial fee charged as a condition of admission to the community
Extended Absence Policy – A credit that you may be eligible to receive for services not utilized in the event you will be away from the Community for a period of three (3) months or longer.
Healthcare Facility – The licensed personal and nursing care facilities of the community
Independent Residential Living – A living option for those able to care for themselves and live safely in their own apartment with no medical supervision.
Lifecare – A continuing care retirement community contract type that provides living accommodations, community residential services and amenities, plus unlimited long-term Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Care with virtually no increase to the monthly fee. Also known as a Type A contract.
Life Plan – another term used for a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
Medical Director – The licensed physician designated by the Community to oversee the medical affairs of the Community and to coordinate the provision of personal care and health care services to residents in conjunction with the residents’ personal physicians.
Monthly Fee –The monthly charge for Occupancy of a Living Accommodation that begins at time of resident taking occupancy. The amount of the Monthly Service Fee is based on the size of and number of occupants of the Residential Unit.
Monticello House – Riddle Village’s healthcare center where Personal Care and Skilled Nursing are located.
Occupational Therapy – rehabilitation that aims to increase independence and improve quality of life by focusing on fine motor skills such as dressing, cooking, and cleaning.
Personal Care – personal care services consist of assistance with or supervision in activities of daily living and/or instrumental activities of daily living, which are provided in accordance with licensing of the Department of Public Welfare, only in the Healthcare Facility.
Physical Therapy – rehabilitation for those who need improvement in mobility and strength for help with areas such as surgery recovery, joint pain, or diseases that impact movement.
Pre-existing Medical Condition – It includes, but is not limited to, a disease, illness, sickness or physical condition for which medical care, advice or treatment was recommended by or received from a physician within the five (5) year period preceding the date of admission to the Community.
Respite Care – a short term stay for those who receive help from a caregiver who is temporarily unavailable or need additional time of recovery after a hospital or rehabilitation stay before going home.
Skilled Nursing Care – Long-term, short-term, respite, and rehabilitative medical care that is provided by licensed health professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Speech Therapy – rehabilitation that focuses on regaining the ability to speak clearly and concisely, often after a stroke or head injury.
Wait List – clients who put down a refundable deposit to reserve their spot when their desired apartment style or view becomes available in the future.
Wellness Nurse – The primary purpose of the wellness nurse or designee is to coordinate wellness or other health-related services on an intermittent basis to residents of the Community occupying residential units in the administration of medications, treatments, and the assessment of health care needs.