Assisted Living FAQs

Choose the right senior living facility.

When you’re researching your parent’s options for a Senior Living community, the process can quickly become overwhelming. To gain more insights, check out our answers below to frequently asked questions, or reach out to one of our team members.

What is Assisted Living?

As part of an Assisted Living arrangement, residents can still maintain a level of independence but may require help with daily activities. These may include assistance with:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Meals
  • Managing medication
  • Light house cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Transportation

The level of assistance you receive under the Assisted Living option can vary, depending upon your needs at the time. You also can be assured of the availability of professional medical care 24/7.

What is the difference between an Assisted Living community and a nursing home?

Nursing home and an Assisted Living community are both options for Senior Living, however, there are significant differences.

If your loved one needs intensive medical care, a nursing home may be the best option because it provides skilled nursing for seniors who need 24-hour supervision and skilled medical services. A nursing home also serves those who need short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay or a decline in health.

An Assisted Living community, on the other hand, is ideal for seniors who need help with personal needs to maintain their independence. This includes bathing, dressing, cooking meals, taking medication and cleaning the house.

At Oakleaf Village, we’ll help you choose the services that best reflect your loved one’s needs. Our community empowers your parent to maintain independence and enjoy a sense of personal freedom and autonomy.

What is Independent Living?

Independent Living is designed for residents who want to live independently in a senior community with the additional benefits of planned social, cultural and recreational activities. It provides them with an option to age in place, allowing them to have additional resources available to them when they need them.

What is Memory Care?

Memory Care is a specialized program for those who have dementia conditions, like Alzheimer’s. The Grove at Oakleaf Village offers quality, therapeutic care for residents who are in need of these specialized supportive services.

Our professionally trained staff members are committed to treating each individual with care and respect. Our residents have professional assistance and medical care available 24/7.

How can we pay for Assisted Living? What are the options?

In Ohio, most seniors pay for Assisted Living by themselves or with help from their family. However, if your loved one has an uncertain financial future, you do have options.

Your loved one can use Veteran Administration benefits, long-term care insurance, and the Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program, which is an option at Oakleaf Village after a period of personal pay.

For more information on each of your options, visit our Financial Resources page or contact one of our team members. We’re looking forward to helping you understand your options.

Can Medicare pay for my loved one’s care?

Medicare doesn’t cover Assisted Living expenses. If you go to Medicare’s website, you’ll see that long-term care is not covered by Part A or Part B of Medicare coverage. However, while your loved one won’t find assistance with Medicare, he or she may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver through Medicaid.

Will private insurance pay for Assisted Living?

Unfortunately, private insurance won’t cover Assisted Living fees. However, be sure to visit our Financial Resources page to read about long-term care insurance.

Oakleaf Village notes that it offers affordable Assisted Living? What does that mean?

As a Wallick Community, we stand behind our “Always Welcome Guarantee.” We believe in providing high-quality Assisted Living plans that are affordable for seniors who have limited resources or concerns over their future financial condition.

In general, Oakleaf Village Senior Living communities are typically around 10% to 50% more affordable than other Assisted Living options in their local areas.

Be sure to visit Why Oakleaf Village? to see how we’ve crafted our communities around your loved one’s needs.

What is your caregiving policy?

At Oakleaf Village, our goal is for each resident to enjoy a primary caregiver. That means that you will have someone who ensures you feel at home in our community, whether enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal and participating in hobbies like gardening and listening to music. The primary caregiver provides individualized attention and a sense of stability. It’s just one way Oakleaf is committed to meeting the needs of your loved one as a whole person.

What services are automatically included in the monthly rent?

While Oakleaf Village offers several options for Senior Living, your loved one’s monthly rent automatically includes the following:

  • A room with a full bathroom, walk-in shower, and kitchen/kitchenette
  • Personal control over heating and air conditioning
  • Weekly help with housekeeping
  • Access to our community laundry room/laundry services (depending on the package selected)
  • Utilities such as electricity, water and gas
  • A continental breakfast and evening meal
  • All activities and social programming
  • A 24-hour emergency response system
  • Routine maintenance

Do you have different floor plans?

In addition to various lifestyle and care options, Oakleaf Village offers numerous floor plans to accommodate the preferences of our residents. You can choose from various floor plans that feature studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts. We also have handicapped accessible apartments and common areas.

How do I determine if Oakleaf Village can help my loved one?

Unless your loved one has medical conditions that require skilled nursing, Oakleaf Village is ideally suited to supporting your parent’s independence in a safe environment.
To comprehensively meet your parent’s needs, we’ll assess your loved one and create a personally tailored plan of care. (For more information on our process, visit our Senior Care Services page.)

Whether your loved one is primarily independent or could use some extra assistance, Oakleaf Village has an Assisted Living option for your parent.

Can you bring your own furnishings and decorations?

Yes, we encourage it. Oakleaf Village does not provide any furniture for your loved one’s apartment. Personal belongings can ease your loved one’s transition and introduce their unique personality to their apartment here.

Please bring all items when your parent moves in. Our team members are more than happy to help you create a list of items your parent will need.

Does Oakleaf Village allow pets?

Yes, Oakleaf Village is a pet-friendly community. For more details about our pet policy, contact our team.

What if a resident requires transportation to their doctor?

At Oakleaf Village, we’re happy to provide medical transportation up to five miles from our communities. If the doctor is farther away, we can transport a resident for a small fee.

However, keep in mind that you don’t need to travel for medical appointments. At Oakleaf Village, our residents can request on-site visits from a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant for an additional fee.

What is Oakleaf Village’s emergency response system?

Each apartment has a pull cord that a resident can use to signal their need for immediate help. However, our options for Senior Living also include a wearable pendant. If you prefer, you can choose an emergency response pendant for an additional fee.

Can you describe your dining services?

At Oakleaf Village, we offer a blend of healthy culinary as well as the comfort foods our residents love You’ll find that each community provides made-from-scratch meals. Find out more about our options here.

What is your private dining amenity?

You’re welcomed to use our private dining rooms, which hold up to 12 people each, to enjoy family gatherings, including small reunions, birthday celebrations and other events. The use of the spaces are completely complimentary.

If you need catering, please contact your parent’s community to discover the options we offer.

Do you offer physical therapy?

As your parent ages, he or she may need physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Our options for Senior Living ensure your loved one receives this needed support.

At Oakleaf Village, we have an on-site therapy group that provides individualized assistance with mobility, balance, and more.

What activities do you offer to prevent boredom?

One of the major benefits of living in a Senior Living community is the ability to engage in social interactions on a day-to-day basis.

At Oakleaf Village, you can participate in activities that include some of the following:

  • Live music performances
  • Group games like Mahjong and chess
  • Painting classes
  • Shopping trips
  • Restaurant outings
  • Movie nights
  • Exercise sessions
  • Gardening
  • Bible study groups
  • Community parties and gatherings

How soon can I move in?

If you have completed the prerequisite paperwork and physician’s orders, you can move into Oakleaf Village in just a few days! Our team members are always here to walk you through making the transition. To get started, contact us to complete the paperwork.

Who is Wallick Communities?

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Wallick Communities owns and operates Oakleaf Village Senior Living communities, and has served seniors for over 30 years. At Oakleaf Village, we represents Wallick Communities’ vision for offering affordable Assisted Living. Our mission is to help seniors with limited resources or financial worries experience quality care in a beautiful living environment.

How do you ensure that you’re hiring the right team members to care for senior residents?

At Oakleaf Village our core values drive our mission. It also impacts how we hire the right people. Our goal is for team members to have a compassionate heart, a great attitude, and past experience providing care.

What other features are available at Oakleaf?

Oakleaf Village offers numerous conveniences to ensure that you are comfortable in your environment. These may include the following:

  • A spacious community room
  • 100-inch large screen TV with theater-surround sound
  • Computer access
  • A fireplace
  • Garden
  • Greenhouse
  • Barber/beauty salon services
  • Library
  • Security monitoring
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Walking trails

How much does it cost to live at Oakleaf Village?

The cost of living at Oakleaf varies, depending upon numerous factors, including the level of care a person may require under Assisted Living or Memory Care arrangements. All Oakleaf Village residents pay rent and a monthly fee, that covers all services and amenities, including utilities like:

  • Water, gas and electric
  • Weekly light housekeeping
  • 3 home-cooked meals daily
  • Community activities

Costs also can be offset by insurance and other benefits, such as veteran benefits. Talk to us to learn more.

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You’re always welcome at Oakleaf Village.

Oakleaf Village is a warm and welcoming place where residents always feel at home. That welcoming feeling never runs out, even if your money does. That’s the Oakleaf Village Always Welcome Guarantee.

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5500 Karl Rd.
Columbus, OH, 43229
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