Frequently Asked Questions at Our Retirement Facility
What is included in the base rent?
Who determines the level of assistance my Mom needs?
It is a partnership here at MorningSide. Our director of assisted living, the potential resident and family members are invited to participate in a thorough evaluation of his/her physical needs. The primary care physician or specialist may be contacted to give us information about any recent or long-standing medical conditions. A treatment plan is developed and agreed upon. Quarterly re-evaluations are done as well.
Is the building secure and safe?
Our building is secure throughout and may only be entered through our front atrium entrance. All the side doors are locked and secure. The main entrance is open until 10 p.m. each day. Our building is staffed 24-hours a day. Each resident has keys to the side doors. They are asked not to give these keys to any family members or friends. Each person who enters MorningSide should come through the front door.
What is the food like in the Brass Rose Restaurant?
Our chef offers a wide range of hot breakfast items, excellent soups, entrées, vegetables, breads, desserts and a full salad bar each day for lunch and dinner. Residents bring their church friends and their family so they can host a wonderful Sunday dinner just as they used to in their home. Our monthly Grand Buffet is a very special treat. Our menu cycles monthly and there is a resident food committee that approves and offers input each month.
Can you have pets?
Yes. No one wants to give up his or her dog, cat or bird they have had for years. Dogs must weigh less than 25 pounds and proof of health and vaccinations is required. There is a small one-time pet deposit fee.
My Dad is an avid card and pool player. Will he fit in?
Absolutely! We have regular card games and there is a long-standing Thursday afternoon pool game in the building. Please check out our newsletter to get an idea of how comprehensive the choices are. There are usually card games going every night with a one group of residents or another. Our activity director will make every effort to hook your Dad up with these games as well.