There’s So Much to Know and Understand When Considering Senior Living.
Our FAQs address some of the most common questions we receive regarding senior living, our community, and our offerings.
How do I arrange a visit or schedule a tour?
You’ve done your research and now you’re ready to take a look around. Scheduling a tour at Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care is easy! You can reach out to us directly by calling our main line or go to the ‘Schedule a visit’ page and a team member will contact you.
What are the transportation services available to residents?
Not sure how you’re going to get to your next shopping spree or community event? Don’t worry! We offer scheduled group and individual transportation services within a ten mile radius of our community. All you need to do is schedule this with our receptionist at the front desk.
*Restrictions apply. Please contact your community for specific transportation services options.
Do we offer rehabilitation or skilled nursing?
We do not offer rehabilitation or skilled nursing at any of our Spectrum Retirement Communities. However, our team is prepared to help connect you with either of those options if needed and can provide a list of reputable sources.
What is the difference between a rental program and entrance fee/buy-in program?
Under a rental agreement, the resident typically pays a modest one-time Admission or Community Fee. They execute a rental agreement that may be month-to-month or for a specified term. Rent is paid monthly and should the resident desire to leave for any reason, they provide 30 days notice and they are free to move and relieved of any and all financial commitments. Spectrum Retirement Communities offers a Month-to-Month Rental arrangement for their Residents.
Under the Buy-In (Entrance Fee) arrangement the resident pays a significant fee for the right to live in the Community. It is not uncommon for the deposit to be several hundred thousand dollars. The amount also varies depending upon the apartment size selected. The Buy-In affords the senior the right to live within the Community during their lifetime and it may afford them priority access to higher levels of care within the Community, should such services exist. In addition to the Entry Fee Deposit, the resident will be charged monthly fees that, in most cases, are similar in amount to those charged in Monthly Rental Communities.
Typically the fee is paid to the Owner of the Community and is refundable to the resident, only at such time as the owner vacates the unit, the community owner resells the unit and it is occupied by a new resident. The Community Owner handles this process and the senior resident currently occupying the apartment has no control of this process as they have no ownership rights. The senior occupying the unit has a lifetime right to occupy the apartment but has no ownership rights.
How can I determine if I or my parent can afford a Spectrum Retirement Community?
First, you should consider the expenses that you or your parent is currently incurring on a monthly basis. This could include rent/mortgage, property tax, home owner’s insurance, subdivision or association fees, utilities, lawn care, snow removal, trash removal, home repairs, housekeeping, transportation, exercise classes, groceries, health care, home emergency call systems and any other needs for which you or your parent is currently paying. At a Spectrum Retirement Community, our monthly fees include all of these expenses-along with a priceless peace of mind.
Are Spectrum Retirement Communities pet-friendly?
Yes, we allow small dogs and cats in Independent Living and Assisted Living.
What activities are available to residents?
Our residents have led extraordinary lives, and we honor their passions and interests by including them in the conversation. With resident feedback, they inspire our programming and calendar of activities.
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What Are the Dining Options Like?
You will enjoy the best ingredients, including seasonal and regional produce, and find the ambiance, service and quality you would expect at your favorite restaurant. We’ve invested in high-quality, cutting-edge equipment, and our team members are trained to ensure that dining in our restaurant is more than just eating, it’s an experience.
It’s time to live the good life, engage in your community, and embark on new adventures. Schedule a visit to see the community and begin your next chapter today. We can’t wait to meet you!Schedule a visit