Frequently Asked Questions

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What is senior living?
What is a continuing care retirement community?
Are Assisted Living costs potentially tax deductible?
How do we choose the right community?
How do we decide what is the most appropriate living situation?
What is the difference between a rental community and a buy-in community?
How do we know it’s time for a retirement community?
My parents are fairly independent right now, but what happens if their needs change?
When can we tour?
Can children visit family and friends at Village at Proprietors Green?
Can residents have cars?

Q.        What is senior living?

A.        Senior living refers to a wide range of housing and healthcare options for older adults and includes independent living, assisted living and memory care. While the term is mostly synonymous with retirement living, not all senior living residents are completely or even partially retired.

Independent living residents seek a maintenance-free lifestyle with the advantages of community amenities. Assisted living residents receive the support they need with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication management for a secure, dignified, worry-free lifestyle. Memory care is provided in a secure neighborhood designed to accommodate the unique requirements of those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Q.        What is a continuing care retirement community?

A.        A continuing care retirement community offers multiple options along the continuum of senior living housing and healthcare spectrum. Village at Proprietors Green offers independent living, assisted living and memory care all on one campus. If care needs change, residents can transition within our community to the proper care setting. In-home care is provided by Welch Home Care Services.

Residents who require short-term rehabilitation or long-term skilled nursing care following hospitalization can receive the care and attention they need at one of many nursing centers along the South Shore.

Q.       Are Assisted Living costs potentially tax deductible?

A.        Find answers in this PDF which you can download by clicking here.

Q.        How do we choose the right community?

A.        Selecting a senior living community for yourself or a loved one involves asking the right questions. Important questions to ask include:

  • Does the community have a continuum of care to accommodate changing care requirements without needing to move?
  • Does the community offer monthly rental apartments or does it require a buy-in?
  • Are the common areas inviting, welcoming places to gather?
  • What kinds of activities and outings are offered to encourage socialization and healthy living?
  • How’s the food? Is the menu varied? Are menu selections both nutritious and appetizing?

Finally, be sure to tour the community and confirm the answers you’ve been given.

Q.        How do we decide what is the most appropriate living situation?

A.        Each person’s situation is unique and can change over time. Our senior living consultants help individuals and their loved ones evaluate current needs and preferences to identify the most appropriate living situation and plan for changing care needs. Schedule a complimentary consultation.

Q.        What is the difference between a rental community and a buy-in community?

A.        In a rental retirement community residents have a monthly payment which includes rent and maintenance, as well as most activities, services and amenities offered within the community. Buy-in communities require an up-front financial investment.

Village at Proprietors Green is a rental community.

Q.        How do we know it’s time for a retirement community?

A.        Deciding to move can be challenging at any age. Village at Proprietors Green offers residents so much more than a place to live – it presents an opportunity for an invigorating lifestyle without the day-to-day concerns of running a house. Our pub, dining room and theatre are popular places to gather, and our vibrant activities and family programming build strong connections.

Call or stop by to meet with one of our senior living consultants and learn more about how our community can enhance retirement living. Consider visiting during one of our many events to see what life is really like at Village at Proprietors Green.

Q.        My parents are fairly independent right now, but what happens if their needs change?

A.        For long-term skilled nursing care, Village at Proprietors Green residents have access to nursing and rehabilitation centers nearby and throughout the South Shore.

Q.        When can we tour?

A.        For the most personalized experience, please call us at 781-834-7885 or toll-free at 888-349-0932 and schedule a tour with one of our senior living consultants. If you prefer, stop in Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm or on Saturday or Sunday between 11 am and 3 pm.

Q.        Can children visit family and friends at Village at Proprietors Green? My children are fairly young. Can I bring them to visit my father?

A.        Connections with family and friends play an important role in health and well-being. As long as your father’s condition allows, children are welcome to visit. We also plan family-friendly events to promote ongoing connections between generations. To learn more about how we bring generations together, contact us or call 781-834-7885.

Q.        Can residents have cars?

A.        We have a large parking lot with free parking. While many of our independent living residents still drive, they often find that once they move to Village at Proprietors Green they enjoy leaving the driving to us.

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