Winslow Gardens Assisted Living FAQs

See the Application for Admissions (for both Independent and Assisted Living) at Winslow Gardens.

See the Winslow Gardens Assisted Living Admission Checklist.



Q — Are there units for two people?

A — Yes, please contact admissions for availability.


Q — Is parking available for both residents and visitors?

A — Yes, parking is available in the on-site lot including handicapped spots for residents and visitors.


Q — What are your visiting hours?

A — You can visit residents at any time day or night. Since all residents have a private apartment, there are no set visiting hours. We ask that you simply be respectful of their neighbors.


Q — Are the apartments furnished?

A — The apartments are unfurnished so you can furnish it with your own personal items.


Q — Is there a waiting list and when should I put my name on the list?

A — The sooner the better.  Yes, there is a wait list for Winslow Gardens which doesn’t require a fee.  You can remain on the list for an extended time and we will contact you yearly to see if you are interested and may decline 3 times and still remain on the list.


Resident Eligibility

Q — Are there any age restrictions for potential residents?

A — The minimum age is 62.


Q — What is the income eligibility?

A — We follow the income guidelines of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  At present, our independent apartments are available only to those with incomes at $41,000 or less for single occupants and $46,850 for double occupants.


Q — Do you accept Medicaid?

A — We accept both private pay and Medicaid waivers.  Our pricing is designed for those of low to moderate income levels.  Contact admissions for additional entrance requirements.


Q — What is assisted living at Winslow Gardens Assisted Living?

A — Assisted living is defined as a combination of residential living and support services as needed. At Winslow Gardens Assisted Living, assisted living is designed for residents who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation.


Q — How do I know if my loved one needs assisted living?

A — While every situation is unique, often what determines a need for assisted living is if the resident needs care, support, social interaction and a setting that is secure but does not need a nursing home. Our team is skilled at determining how individual circumstances can indicate a need – or choice – for assisted living at Winslow Gardens Assisted Living.


Q — What paperwork is required for my dad to move to Winslow Gardens Assisted Living?

A — The paperwork process is quite simple and consists of completing the application process, providing the required information on the Winslow Gardens Admission checklist and determining what services are needed.


Q — How will my parent maintain his/her independence at Winslow Gardens Assisted Living?

A — Our staff is trained to help our residents to maintain their independence and thrive in our setting.


Q — Can I take my father away from the community for a visit in my home or out to dinner?

A — Absolutely! You’re welcome to do this at any time. For a security purposes, we ask that you sign-out and sign-in your father so our staff is aware of his whereabouts.


Q — Does every resident have to come in with a service level?

A — Yes, residents in the Assisted Living apartments are required to have at least one meal a day purchased from our dining services plus two additional services and the nursing fee.


Care Coordination

Q — Do you do an assessment of my mother’s care needs before she moves to Winslow Gardens Assisted Living?

A — Yes, every resident will have an assessment completed by our Director of Wellness to determine if they fit our criteria.


Q — Does any insurance cover assisted living costs?

A — Long Term Care Insurance policies can sometimes cover expenses in assisted living.  Veterans and Attendance Benefits can supplement the costs.  We will discuss with each individual the different options of payment sources.


Q — Can my mother keep her own doctors?

A — Yes, your mother can keep her own physicians.  We encourage our residents to maintain their relationships with the physicians that they’ve had over the years.


Q — What level of care coordination is offered?

A — Medication dispensing, medical reminders as needed, routine checks, assistance with dressing, bathing, and grooming, reordering of medications, medical reminders and documentation of appointments.  The Wellness Director will be the liaison with the Primary Care Physicians and their families.


Q — What paperwork is required for my dad to move to Winslow Gardens Assisted Living?

A — The paperwork process is quite simple and consists of completing the application process, providing the required information on the Winslow Gardens Admission checklist and determining what services are needed.


Q — Is additional on-site care available?

A — Podiatrist, lab, audiologist, psychiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and optometry are available on-site and are billed to residents’ insurance.


Q — How does coordination with medical appointments work?

A — Resident Service Coordinators, under the supervision of the nurse, are able to coordinate appointments with the residents’ personal care physician or any preferred specialist.


Q — Are there prescription refill procedures in place?

A — Yes, Winslow Gardens Assisted Living uses a pharmacy that is able to fill prescriptions 24/7 and deliver at no extra charge.


Q — Is transportation to medical appointments available?

A — Yes, the office can assist in setting transportation up for residents’ doctor appointments.  Families are more than welcome to take their loved to the appointment.



Q — Do you accept pets?

A — In most circumstances, residents are welcome to have small pets if they are able to care for the animal without assistance (feeding, walking, care, etc.).  We require current vaccination paperwork prior to move-in, and a proper introduction of the pet to the staff members who will be frequently interacting with the resident pet owner.


Q — Is there an additional cost and/or deposit for pets?

A — Yes, we require an initial $100 deposit for pet.



Q — What utilities are included?

A — Heat, electricity, and water are included.  An extra fee is required for air conditioning use.


Q — Are individual climate controls available in residents’ rooms?

A — Yes, there are heating controls in each room plus air conditioners can be purchased (not included).



Q — What is the meal plan at Winslow Gardens?

A — The dining staff members offer three meals per day, 7 days per week.


Q — Can special diets be accommodated?

A — Yes, Winslow Gardens is able to accommodate most dietary restrictions at no additional cost.


Q — Are menus available?

A — A menu is published weekly.  Residents can view the menu as it is posted in various locations throughout the facility.  They can also be obtained in the office at Linn Health Care Center.  Here is a sample of a typical menu.


Q — Are visitors allowed for meals?

A — Yes, visitors are allowed for meals.  There is no limitation on frequency – there is a charge for each guest meal.  Guest’s meals can be purchased in the office.


Q — Can residents make arrangements for special celebrations or private use of dining facilities?

A — Yes, our dining room, sun room and patio are available during non-meal hours.  Larger parties might want to arrange catering through our dining services and definitely want to alert a service coordinator about your plans.