Frequently Asked Questions

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We know considering assisted living for yourself or your loved one is a large step. We’re here to support you in helping make your decision easier. There are a number of questions we are frequently asked, which are listed below. If you don’t find your answer, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 307.684.5504 or Click Here.

Are You Ready for Assisted Living?

How do I know if I’m ready for assisted living?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I having trouble with daily activities like dressing, bathing, cooking, driving, taking prescribed medication, getting to appointments, etc.?
  • Am I requiring significant outside help from others that might not always be available when I need it?
  • Am I eating well?
  • Getting any exercise?
  • Keeping my brain stimulated?
  • If I fall, how long will it be before I’m found?
  • Am I forgetting important things?
Does the state of Wyoming regulate assisted living facilities?

The department of Wyoming Healthcare and Licensing regulates operations within assisted living – its building;  safety procedures; food preparation; menu planning; activities, etc.  There are regular, unannounced visits by state representatives to ensure compliance.

Service Plans & Safety

Do you help manage medications?

Yes, we can help individuals to ensure they are taking the proper prescribed dose at the proper times.   We also can assist in ordering the prescribed medications so the resident is never without their medications.

How is an individual’s level of care determined?

Prior to move in individuals and their family member(s) will meet with our Registered Nurse and Resident Care Director to establish where and how we can be of service.  As a group we listen to where you would like assistance from us and what you would prefer to handle on your own.  We then design a service plan specific to your wishes and needs and discuss that level of care with you.

Costs

What does assisted living cost, and how can I pay for it?

The cost to live at Agape Manor is based on each residents individualized service plan and room rental fee.  We can help you understand your costs prior to planning a move.  Many clients utilize long term are insurance; equity in their home; and savings to pay for assisted living.  Many receive financial help from their family members.

Is there financial assistance available for the costs associated with assisted living?

The Veteran’s Affairs program has some great benefits for veterans, spouses, and surviving spouses.  The funds can be utilized at an approved assisted living, such as Agape Manor.

Medicare does not pay for assisted living.  We’ve found the Wyoming Medicaid program to not be a viable option for assisted living.

Touring & Visits

How do I go about looking into assisted living?

Call for an appointment to tour the facility at 307 684-5504.  Feel free to bring a friend or child with you.

 

What to look for in a good assisted living facility….

I would like to see Agape and to know a little bit more. How do I get started?

Call us at 307-684-5504 to schedule a tour or to just chat and have your questions answered or click here.

Activities & Programming

What types of activities do you offer?

Activities at Agape focus on a variety of wellness aspects; social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual.

Our activity department offers a wide variety of activities including:

  • a wide assortment of games for individual or groups
  • Sit and Stay Fit exercise programs
  • social outings in the community
  • daily devotions
  • luncheons out in Buffalo and Sheridan
  • spa days
  • holiday parties, etc.
Can residents request specific activities?

Yes.  We ask residents upon move-in what types of activities they enjoy and might we willing to participate in.  Also, our activity calendar changes monthly and we solicit input and suggestions for upcoming activities both in and outside of Agape.

Are those with memory problems able to participate in activities?

Absolutely!  Our Activity Directors do an outstanding job meeting the needs of all in group settings.  We have a wide variety of skills and abilities at Agape and our programs are designed to meet a wide range of needs.

Amenities & Environment

How do the meals and dining room seating work? Are 3 meals a day served? What if residents would like snacks in between meals?

Agape Manor serves 3 home cooked, nutritious meals each day.  Residents have a choice of at least two options at every meal.   Our dining service is restaurant style.   There are no assigned seats and residents choose where they would like to sit at each meal.

We also take orders and the table and deliver their food to the table.  There are no trays or lines to wait in at meal times.   If residents would like to snack in between meals we have provided refrigerators and microwaves in each apartment so snacks are readily available for those times.

What are the meal times and do I have to attend all meals?

Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 8:30am, Lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm, and supper 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

While we encourage residents to attend all meals even to simply have a beverage and socialize we respect their choice if they would like to skip a meal.

Some of our residents choose to keep breakfast items in their apartments and have a later breakfast in their room.

Move-In Process & Short Term Care

Will I have to sign any kind of long term contract?

Renting at Agape Manor is like signing up for a month to month apartment rental.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Yes, this is your home and we invite you to also hang your pictures, choose your own curtains, etc.

Can we move in as a couple?

Absolutely, our couples share apartments often even when maybe just one of the two require assistance.  The cost for a spouse to share and apartment is minimal as well.

What happens if I want to leave, or if I need a different type of care?

You simply give Agape Manor 30 day notice that you will be vacating your premises.

Do you offer short-term care?

We’d be happy to discuss your situation and see of Agape Manor can fit your short-term needs.

What happens if I want to leave, or if I need a different type of care?

You simply give Agape Manor 30 day notice that you will be vacating your premises.

When You're Ready

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We’ll be happy to schedule a tour of Agape Manor for you. Simply fill out the form below, to get started. We look forward to meeting you!

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Agape Manor Assisted Living 
830 N Main, Buffalo, Wy 82834
307.684.5504
agapemanor@vcn.com