Oaks at Gracemont | Resources

Here, you’ll find tools and insight to help you navigate your senior living journey. Browse the sections below to find the information you need.

If you have questions about anything, please contact us.

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Support Groups

Oaks Senior Living Family Caregiver Support Group

Our support group is open to everyone — not just those whose loved ones reside at one of our senior communities. Please come and join us!

  • Oaks at Gracemont

    Family & Resident Support Group

    Date and time TBD.

Community Resources

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Helpful Articles

Books on Family Caregiving

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Does My Current Cost Of Living Compare To The Cost Of Oaks Senior Living?

    Senior Living Expenses Calculator

    Living On Your Own vs. Living At An Oaks Senior Living Community

    For most people beginning the transition into senior living, the cost is a primary consideration when deciding on a community. Surprisingly, seniors may be spending more money living alone for living expenses than what it costs to live in a community. This cost comparison worksheet will help you weigh out the cost of each living situation and what is right for your family.

    Type in your current expenses to begin.

    Download Printable Cost Comparison

  • Is There A Difference Between An Assisted Living Community and A Personal Care Home?

    Answer

    Essentially, being classified as an assisted living community is an additional license for a personal care home to have. In 2012, Senate Bill 178 passed into law creating an additional level of Licensure for personal care homes in Georgia.

    For a personal care home to achieve this new Assisted Living Licensure, they must comply with several requirements from an operations and life safety standpoint. Requirements, such as increased training, employment of Certified Medication Aides, and increased life safety standards, such as fire sprinklers installed in all areas are some of the requirements.

    How does this new licensure benefit you? For one, you can feel more secure that the physical safety elements of our communities create a much safer environment in the event of a fire emergency. You are assured that the training and delivery of medications are of the highest standards due to Certified Medication Aides passing medications, compared to communities without this licensure where anyone of any training level can deliver and manage medications.

    But most importantly, you stand a vastly greater chance of never having to move again, allowing you to spend the rest of your life in your new home with all of your friends and in the environment you love.

  • How Do I Discuss Memory Impairment With My Loved One?

    Answer

    First, understand the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia.
    Dementia is a collection of symptoms and not a specific disease. It won’t necessarily result in Alzheimer’s and in some cases, is reversible under the right care.

    Common symptoms include:

    • Memory Loss
    • Loss of Reasoning
    • Loss of Cognition and Thinking Skills
    • Poor Judgement

    Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive disease with symptoms gradually getting worse with time. The most significant indicator of Alzheimer’s disease is a change in mood and behavior.

    When speaking to a loved one with one of these conditions, it is important to avoid questions involving why or how and focus on what, when, and where. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease can no longer reason, and these tips can decrease agitation and frustration. It may be helpful in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to use notes, calendars and signs to prompt the person to remember or at least follow a conversation.

    Have further questions about Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Check out ALZ.ORG for more information about early symptoms.

  • Can Residents Have Visitors?

    Answer

    Yes! Visitors are welcome at any time; we ask that you sign in at the front desk before making your way to visit your loved one. Doing so allows us to make sure our communities are safe at all times.

  • Are We Able To Take Residents Outside Of The Community?

    Answer

    Yes! If you are taking your loved one out for a bit, we ask that you let us know you are leaving and provide us with an expected time of return.

  • What Are Your Apartment Sizes And Are They Furnished?

    Answer

    While this varies by community and type of service being provided to you or your loved one, we offer studio apartments all the way to two-bedrooms. For those who are interested in communal living, we also offer shared apartments for some residents.

  • What Do We Need To Bring For Move In?

    Answer

    Please bring things to make your house into a home! Our apartments come unfurnished, so it is essential for residents to bring furniture and all those little touches that help make it their personal space.