Winslow Gardens Retirement Center FAQs

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

See the Winslow Gardens Independent 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 — Are pets allowed?

A — Yes, we allow small pets (up to 20 pounds) along with aquariums.  We require current vaccination paperwork prior to move-in, and a proper introduction of the pet to the staff members who will be regularly 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 room air conditioners can be purchased (not included).



Q — Is the meal plan available to independent residents at Winslow Gardens?

A — The dining staff members offer three meals per day, 7 days per week and independent residents often sign up for one or more meals a day and dine in our dining room.


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.