Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between basic and skilled care?
A: Residents of basic care facilities like Haaland Estates can live fairly independently, manage activities of daily living or ADLs with limited assistance, and interact appropriately with other residents. Skilled care facilities, like Heart of America Care Center, are licensed to provide people with more assistance with ADLs.

Q: What are ADLs?
A: Activities of daily living or ADLs include bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, walking, sitting and being able to get in and out of bed without assistance.

Q: Can I live at Haaland Estates if I'm forgetful or have dementia?
A: We can provide basic care if you have short-term memory loss or early dementia, as long as you can perform activities of daily living with moderate independence and a few reminders.

Q: If I'm wearing a wander and protection watch can I ever go outside on my own?
A: Haaland Estates has a beautiful, secured courtyard that all residents can enjoy without relying on staff assistance. Here you'll find a manicured lawn, spacious walking path and patio, raised flower and vegetable gardens and shaded seating area.

Q: What is a care conference?
A: Within two weeks of your move into Haaland Estates Basic Care, you and your family will be invited to attend a care conference. At the care conference our team will provide information and updates on your plan of care. It's a great time to ask questions and get to know your care-giving team.

Q: What happens if my care needs change?
A: Your plan of care is reviewed every three months and as your needs change. You or your family can schedule additional care conferences with your care team whenever you'd like to discuss your care plan.

Q: How do I know if basic care is right for me?
A: We are ready and willing to help you and your family determine what kind of living situation will best meet your needs. Please feel free to contact us at any time with your questions.

Q: Will Medicare or Medicaid pay for basic care services?
A: Medicare is a federally funded program that pays for certain healthcare expenses for people who are disabled or age 65 or older. Medicare will not pay for basic care services or the cost of living in a basic care facility. Medicaid, a state-funded program, provides qualified individuals with financial assistance for basic care.