To address frequently asked questions about Grand Oaks of Palm City, we invite you to read our FAQ page.
What are the steps to becoming a resident at Grand Oaks of Palm City?
- Take a tour of the community.
- Grand Oaks of Palm City requires a one-time, non-refundable apartment reservation fee. This holds an apartment for up to 30 days.
- Complete a required health assessment, which is done by a primary care physician. If the prospective resident does not have a primary care physician.
- A Grand Oaks of Palm City employee will schedule an appointment with one of our nursing professionals. We do this to determine if the activities of daily living require a specified level of care. If there is a need for a higher level of care, the price will be an additional cost added to the base apartment rate.
- An appointment is then made to complete “move in paperwork”. Future residents will set up a date and time to complete move in paperwork before their actual move-in date.
- The residency agreement is set up using an ACH automatic debit system.
Yes, the Memory Care rate is all inclusive.
Yes, absolutely. We encourage residents to be as independent as possible at Grand Oaks of Palm City. Independent residents frequently leave our community to spend quality time with friends and family, and then return at their leisure. This includes outings, day trips and extended vacations.
No, Grand Oaks of Palm City does not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
Medicare will not cover assisted living costs at any assisted living facility. However, Grand Oaks of Okeechobee does accept Medicaid on a limited basis. For more information on Grand Oaks of Okeechobee, 863-692-7222
Grand Oaks of Palm City residents are billed on a month-to-month basis.
Grand Oaks of Palm City offers year-long leases. Residents may terminate a lease as long as he or she provides the Grand Oaks of Palm City’s Administrator with a 30-day written notice.
No, the listed apartment price is a base rate. The level of care price is an additional cost added to the base apartment rate. The level of care price is subject to change depending on a resident’s condition of health. If the Grand Oaks of Palm City staff notices a change in a resident’s activities of daily living (ADL), the resident may need more intensive care, which could subsequently raise the monthly price.
Grand Oaks of Palm City requires a one-time, non-refundable apartment reservation fee. This holds an apartment for up to 30 days.
Residents undergo a functional assessment to determine their specific needs before beginning their stay at Grand Oaks of Palm City. The assessment grades residents on activities of daily living (ADL).
For future residents, the assessment can be done before a commitment is made to ensure residents and their families understand the costs associated with their required level of care. This assessment will be completed by the Grand Oaks of Palm City Administrator and the Nurse Manager. Current residents will be reassessed if staff notices a decline in ADL’s or a change in their condition. This exam will be done at no extra charge by our nursing staff.
Grand Oaks of Palm City is owned and operated by the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, an agency that has provided award-winning healthcare in Florida for over 40 years. The VNA’s medical staff has in-depth experience working with patients who require varying levels of medical care. All VNA medical staff have the skills and knowledge required to manage and maintain successful assisted living communities.
What financial options are available for Grand Oaks of Palm City residents with regard to assisted living costs?
Paying out-of-pocket – The majority of Grand Oaks of Palm City residents pay either entirely or partly out-of-pocket.
Paying via long term care insurance – Some residents have long-term care insurance policies, which often help to pay for the cost of assisted living. A resident’s ability to pay via a long-term care insurance policy depends on the policy itself. Some long-term care insurance policies only cover nursing home costs while others may cover both nursing home and assisted living costs.
Generally, if your policy does cover assisted living costs, the resident or responsible party will make the monthly payments out-of-pocket and then receive reimbursement from their long-term care insurance provider later in the month. However, you should first consult with your insurance carrier for the specific details of your policy.
For more information on long-term care insurance policies, visit http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Insurance/Long-term-Care-Insurance/Understanding-long-term-care-insurance.
Paying via veteran’s benefits – Veterans and their surviving spouses aged 65 years and older may be eligible for a tax-free Aid and Attendance benefit.
Aid and Attendance helps veterans pay for the costs associated with long-term care. However, veterans must meet certain requirements to qualify. The benefit is designed to assist veterans unable to perform daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, driving, etc.
To see if you qualify for Aid and Attendance, contact Tony Reese with the Martin County Veterans Service. Sometimes this benefit can take several months to take effect. Therefore, we recommend looking into your eligibility in the early stages of your planning process.
Tony Reese, Veterans Service Office Supervisor
435 SE Flagler Ave Stuart, FL 34994
For more information on Aid and Attendance, visit http://www.americanveteransaid.com/landing/lp_2/aid_and_attendance_2.html
Residents must pay via ACH. ACH is an automatic debit system that is set up when a resident begins their stay at Grand Oaks of Palm City.