Assisted Living FAQs

Choose the right senior living facility.

With so many options available, identifying the ideal Senior Living community can be extremely confusing — especially if it’s the first time you’re going through the process. You may not be sure you’re even asking the right questions.

At Oakleaf Village, we understand the challenges that come with selecting the right community for a loved one. We’re here to help ease the process by providing you with answers to the questions you should be asking about Senior Living. You also can reach out to one of our team members. We want to equip you with all the information you need to make the best decision.

Pricing is as transparent as we can make it. Ask your community representative for a detailed pricing page or find complete pricing online at OakleafVillage.com/Pricing.

Your apartment, full bathroom, walk-in shower, kitchen/kitchenette, personal heating/air conditioning, three meals a day, transportation, weekly housekeeping, access to our community laundry room, utilities (electric, water, and gas), daily activities, social programming, 24-hour emergency response system and routine maintenance.

Phone, cable, medical expenses, and renter’s insurance are not included.

We know this is a big concern for most middle income seniors and we don’t want you to have to worry about it. So for residents who stay with us for at least two years, we’ll help you apply for Medicaid Waiver and will take that as payment. Please note, Medicaid Waiver is not accepted by The Grove. Talk to our staff to learn more!

Rides to scheduled events away from Oakleaf Village (listed in our monthly newsletter, The Acorn) are available. We also provide one ride per month to medical appointments with additional rides available for a nominal fee.

If a higher level of care becomes needed, your loved one can stay in the same apartment and receive the additional help they require. Just reach out to our Director of Care if you believe more assistance is needed.

This describes the different options available for assisted living. If more help is needed, a higher level of care will be provided. We’ll help you determine the level of care that will ensure a comfortable and safe living situation. Ask your community for their specific details.

Preparing home-style meals that are fresh, tasty and flavorful is a priority. Meals are served three times a day and can be enjoyed in our inviting community dining room. A variety of options are available to suit each resident’s taste. Learn more about our dining services at OakleafVillage.com/resources/dining

24/7 medical care is available to our residents for both emergency and nonemergency situations. An individualized care plan is provided so you know exactly how your loved one will be supported. Many seniors find comfort in knowing that services are available if needed.

Along with our 24 hour on site staff, there are numerous handrails, wheelchair ramps and elevators as well as, exercise classes and on-site physical therapy. For urgent help, apartments have pull cords in bedrooms and the bathrooms.

There are generally seven different options to cover the cost of assisted living including: personal funds, Veterans benefits, Medicaid assistance, insurance plans, selling your home, bridge loans, and reverse mortgages. Ask one of our community managers to learn more about these options.

Bills are sent out on the 25th of every month via the U.S. Postal Service or emailed. You can pay by check in the business office or you can use our online RENTCafé portal for debit cards, credit cards, and automatic bank withdrawal payments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.