Assisted Living Services
Personal care with the right touch.
Assisted Living at The Heritage at Fountain Point provides the comforts of a private apartment in Norfolk, Nebraska, with a lifestyle that welcomes new residents, fosters new friendships, and encourages family support.
Assisted Living guarantees 24-hour access to highly trained caregivers who provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), including (but not limited to):
- Medication administration
With ADLs discreetly managed, our residents easily enjoy the events of each day with increased confidence.
Senior living services in Assisted Living are tailored to your physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Our goal is to help you remain as independent as possible for as long as possible with a personalized plan of wellness and care.
As a Heritage Community, we are committed to providing these additional Assisted Living services for our residents:
- Coordination of medications with resident’s chosen pharmacy
- Maintenance of resident’s health care and medical records
- Coordination of on-site or off-site physical therapy if needed
- Regular updates to designated family members as requested
- Wellness activities to promote mobility, flexibility and independence
- Social activities to promote healthy friendships and community
- Religious activities to provide spiritual support
- Compliance and daily monitoring of COVID-19 protections and protocols
- On-site access to immunizations and health care testing
“This is a place where our dad could live and age well, and we wouldn’t have to disrupt his life by moving him from one place to another as his needs changed.”
Assisted Living residence amenities include:
- Studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans
- Kitchenette with microwave, breakfast bar, and full-sized freezer / refrigerator
- Cable television with 71 channels
- Wireless high-speed internet
- Walk-in closets
- All utilities (gas, electric, water) included
- Optional landline phone
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units
- Window treatments
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry (sheets and towels)
- Personal safety pendant call system for 24-hour assistance
Community amenities at The Heritage at Fountain Point delight the senses and make each day more enjoyable.
- Beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyard
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in our restaurant-style dining room
- Daytime snacks upon request
- In-room dining available
- Private dining room available for parties and social gatherings
- A full-time activities director plans a full calendar of on-campus and off-campus events, including cultural excursions, trips to parks and scenic venues, shopping, and much more
- Religious services on site
- Transportation for medical appointments, therapy and grocery shopping
- Fitness center with classes
- Movie theater
- Small pets welcome upon approval
How Can We Help You Today?
Researching Assisted Living communities is never easy. But we can make it a lot easier from your very first phone call.
Call “Suzie Brown,” our one-in-a-million sales counselor, today at 402-337-4006. It starts with hello! We’ll take it from there so you can worry a little less.
Frequently Asked Questions
What IS Assisted Living?
Assisted Living features apartment-style residences that offer licensed care and assistance with activities of daily living (also known as ADLs).
Assisted Living communities can be free-standing, offered alongside Memory Care residences, or offered as one of several residence-with-care options in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
Free-standing Assisted Living communities generally require a deposit or a community fee, plus a monthly fee. Assisted Living options that are part of a larger community may not require an entrance or community fee if a similar fee has already been paid upon an earlier move into Independent Living.
The Assisted Living monthly fee varies by state and by community and is based on the amount of care a resident requires. Assisted Living communities strive to help residents maintain as much independence as possible.
How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?
The national median cost of Assisted Living is $4,500 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. According to PayingforSeniorCare.com, the average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Nebraska is $3,819. The Grand Island metropolitan area and Omaha have an average monthly cost that is just over the statewide average at approximately $3,945 -$4,000/month. Lincoln, Nebraska, has the highest monthly average in the state at $5,860/month.
Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?
Most seniors cover Assisted Living expenses using private funds – often a combination of savings, Social Security benefits, pension payments, retirement accounts, and long-term care insurance.
While there are some government programs that can help pay some specific medical expenses of senior care, many people do not know that Medicare – the federal health insurance program for people ages 65 and over – does not cover long-term care senior services, including care in an Assisted Living facility.
What Is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care?
The main difference between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing is the type and extent of care provided. Assisted Living communities provide assistance, as needed, with activities of daily living.
Skilled Nursing Communities (SNCs or SNFs) provide both short-term and long-term rehabilitation and medical care. Some stand-alone skilled nursing communities are affiliated with large hospital networks. (In the past, people often referred to SNCs as “nursing homes,” but that term is largely obsolete.)
For the most part, care in Assisted Living communities is provided by certified nursing assistants and medication management technicians. While most Assisted Living communities will have a supervising registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) as part of the care team, they generally provide supervision and oversight, not daily practical nursing care.
The majority of care provided in a Skilled Nursing community is nursing care delivered by LPNs or RNs. Care is often required 24/7 and is considered high-level nursing care.
How Does a Senior Qualify for Assisted Living?
Admission to an Assisted Living community is based on the individual care requirements of the potential resident. Generally, Assisted Living is considered appropriate for individuals who can no longer safely live at home.
- Minimal to no Skilled Nursing services
- Rehabilitation services
- Daily assistance with everyday tasks – eating, bathing, etc.
- Medication management