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Family Resources

If you are an adult child considering a more supportive lifestyle for a parent or loved one, or you are searching for the right choice for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, please call us at
813-­694-­2153.

FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions.

What is offered with Assisted Living?

As the name suggests, Assisted Living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living, dressing, bathing, dining and medication management—while still providing every opportunity for maintaining the highest possible level of independence. And at Promise Pointe, this is all delivered in an uplifting atmosphere of high hospitality. Services are tailored to match individual needs for maximum convenience and comfort.

How can I help my parents transition to a retirement community?

AARP suggests an adult child ask his or her parents questions that might help start the conversation. You would not ask all these questions in one sitting, but use them as a guide for topics of conversation when the time is right.

A few examples: Is your home still appropriate for your needs? Are there stairs or security issues? Do you need help with household chores? Can you cook your favorite meals? Hear the doorbell ring? Do you feel comfortable driving? Would it be a great relief to have transportation available right at your door? Are your prescriptions current and are you taking your medications correctly? Have you seen the doctor lately? Do you get lonely, especially at mealtimes?

Can my parents decorate their residence?

Absolutely. Your parents are invited to make themselves at home by furnishing or decorating their residence as they choose.

May my parents bring their pet?

Pets are most welcome at Promise Pointe! There are a few weight and size restrictions, so just give us a call and we can give you the details.

What is Memory Care?

Memory care provides a specialized environment for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-­related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize existing cognitive abilities, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind

When is living at home no longer an option?

A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect memory loss is disrupting your loved one’s daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.

Will my parent’s long-­term care insurance help pay for Assisted Living or Memory Care?

Most policies do help cover the costs of Assisted Living or Memory Care, but you will need to know your specific coverage to be sure. We can help—just bring a copy of your policy with you when you visit Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks. Long-­term care insurance is not required to be a resident of Promise Pointe.

Is any assistance available for Veterans or their spouses?

If either of your parents is a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, he or she may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation, rehabilitation and employment, and burial. At Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks, we offer resources to assist with the costs associated with Assisted Living and Memory Care. Let us help you get the answers.

Glossary of Terms

Scan for Definitions to Senior Living Terms.

  • Activities of Daily Living
    The tasks people perform each day, such as dressing, bathing, grooming, dining and medication management.
  • Alzheimer’s
    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. It is the most common cause of premature senility.
  • Assisted Living
    Assisted Living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, and medication management. Services such as transportation, dining, housekeeping and more usually are included.
  • Dementia
    Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen. While occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember.
  • Long-­term Care Insurance
    Long-­term care insurance is a type of insurance developed specifically to cover the cost of skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care and other long-­term care services. These services are usually not covered by traditional health insurance or Medicare.
  • Medicare
    The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-­Stage Renal Disease. Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover specific services and care.
  • Medicaid
    A program of medical assistance designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed by the state and federal governments—available only in a skilled nursing setting. Promise Pointe does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you would like more specific information, go to www.medicare.gov.
  • Memory Care
    Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-­related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.
  • Veterans Benefits
    If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation rehabilitation and employment and burial. Call Promise Pointe to learn more about benefits, resources and assistance available to U.S. Veterans.