4411 Flintville Road
Whiteford, Maryland


Questions to Ask Assisted Living

If you are a senior making advance plans for yourself, or you’re trying to find a place for Mom or Dad to get the assistance they need with the activities of daily living (ADLs), it’s important you do your research. In this way, you will feel more confident in when choosing an assisted living community.

By now you know that assisted living is for seniors who need assistance with some ADLs, but do not need the medical care provided by a nursing home. For all assisted living facilities, this should include:

• Room and board
• Assistance with medications, bathing, dressing, and grooming
• Housekeeping and laundry services
• Social programs and activities
• 24/7 staffing for safety

We’ve put together some of the FAQs we get. These are questions to ask assisted living providers as you determine the best living situation. Keep a notebook where you jot down the answers from each facility, so that you can compare their answers.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

There is no simple answer this, because it depends on the type of assisted living facility and the services your senior needs. In general, a smaller home environment like Broad Creek Manor is more affordable than a spot in a larger facility that has the expenses of a larger staff and building maintenance.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care survey, the median cost nationally for a month of assisted living care is $4300. For the state of Maryland, the average cost to stay in an assisted living facility is $5000 a month. The need for Alzheimer’s or memory care will increase the cost.

If you contact us directly, we can go over what our costs cover, and our price range.

What Types of Rooms Are Available?

At Broad Creek Manor, we have a variety of private and semi-private rooms. Some have private patios/decks. Private rooms have a higher cost than rooms with 2 beds.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Unfortunately, no. Medicare does not cover the cost of assisted living. Medicare will continue to cover medical care.

What Is Your Staff to Resident Ratio?

This is a good question to ask, because the lower the ratio, the better cared for your loved one will be. We offer a 1 to 5 ratio, meaning we have one staff member for every 5 residents. This is better than the industry standard of 1 to 8.

What Experience Does Your Staff Have?

Owner Melissa Chaney is a trained Occupational Therapist who has worked with seniors for more than 20 years. Additionally, all of our staff members are state licensed medication technicians experienced in medication management.

Do You Have 24-Hour Staff?

Yes. We take the health and safety of our residents very seriously and we provide 24/7 care.

What other medical services do you offer on Site?

A licensed nurse practitioner visits twice a month to meet personally with residents. Our delegating nurse is a registered nurse and is on call to provide support for the medical needs of the residents. In addition, a podiatrist and therapists make house calls as needed.

Tell Me About Some of Your Residents

Most of our assisted living residents come to us from Harford County, Cecil County, and Baltimore County in Maryland. We also serve residents from York and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania. We invite you to Like us on Facebook, where we frequently profile our residents.

What Types of Activities Do You Have?

We offer a variety of fun and engaging activities to meet the needs of our residents and their interests. Some of the options include:

• Cooking club
• Gardening club
• Spiritual services
• Music
• Arts and Crafts
• Games
• Exercise

Do You Have an Outdoor Space?

Boy, do we! Nestled in a serene natural setting on 23 acres with views of the Susquehanna River and Broad Creek. Broad Creek Manor has a large covered deck and paved walkways suitable for outdoor activities when weather permits. And our residents have rooms with a view – ask about the deer, eagles, backyard birds, and other wildlife.
Are All Assisted Living Services Included in the Monthly Fee?

The majority of our assisted living services are included in the monthly fee – room, board, and planned activities. Medical care is billed separately by the provider.

Schedule a Visit to Broad Creek Manor Assisted Living

Call or use our contact form to set up a visit to Broad Creek Manor Assisted Living. Whether you are looking for a place for Mom, or Dad needs more help than you can provide, we can help. We offer an affordable assisted living option for seniors and their families.