Frequently Asked Questions

Westmont Living FAQ

What insurance covers Assisted Living?

Depending upon the type of policy, long-term care insurance can cover any of the following: Care in a Facility that is not an acute-care hospital. Some of the terms used to describe "facilities" that can provide long-term care services include nursing homes, Residential Care Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (sometimes called Assisted Living Facilities), skilled nursing facilities or Intermediate Care Facilities. Long-term care involves the assistance or supervision you may need when you are not able to do some of the basic "activities of daily living" (ADLs) which are, generally, eating, continence, bathing, dressing or moving from a bed to a chair. You might need assistance with ADLs if you suffer from an injury like a broken hip, an illness, a stroke or from advanced age and frailty. Other people may need long-term care because of mental deterioration, called "cognitive impairment" that can be caused by Alzheimer's Disease, other mental illness or brain disorders. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover Assisted Living in the state of CA, but there are other financial resources available to you. Please contact your nearest Westmont Living community and ask to speak with the Community Relations Director to learn more.

Is HUD or Section 8 an option to live at Westmont Living communities?

No, however, there are other low income housing options, such as VLI, depending on the market you are interested in. Please contact your local Westmont Living community to learn more.

What is the difference between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

Overall, the main difference between nursing home care and assisted living is that nursing homes provide medical and personal care in a clinical setting, while assisted living primarily provides personal care in a home-like, social setting. While there are some conditions and needs that cannot be met in assisted living, the services and intermittent medical care that are often provided can make assisted living a viable option for more seniors than ever before. Since assisted living maximizes quality of life and provides a more independent lifestyle, it’s often preferred over nursing home care when possible.

What is the difference between Assisted Living and Independent Living/Retirement Living?

Typically, independent living provides the comforts of community style living, including communal dining with chef prepared meals and housekeeping services all included in one package, while assisted living includes all of the above, in addition to assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This can be as minimal as medication management, or as hands on as bathing assistance.

Is it possible to move from the hospital directly to your assisted living community?

Yes! Due to our partnership with ONR, Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation, we can provide in house therapy services to our residents. Often times seniors don’t want to be in a rehab skilled nursing facility, due to the sterile environment that is offered. If you find that as you or your loved one ages in their home and is experiencing increased loneliness and moving back to the home after a hospital stay makes you nervous or uneasy, we welcome you to reach out to a Westmont community and try out what is called a respite stay, where you can move into a furnished apartment and try out the best of retirement living!

Is there an option to have caregiving services 24/7?

Yes, our caregivers can provide status checks and assistance with ADLs throughout the day.

When does it make sense to start touring a Westmont Living community?

Chances are, if you’re on this page conducting research, it makes sense to start your journey by seeing what community style retirement living can offer you. Our team of caring Community Relations Director would love to offer you a taste of the experiences our residents receive each and every day.