Frequently Asked Questions

Summerfield Senior Living understands that the transition into a retirement community can be overwhelming. The transition itself, and the understanding of the retirement industry often sparks several questions, and during this time we are here to help! Provided below are a list of frequently asked questions that individuals looking for retirement communities should consider asking to help them find the right community!

Q: What type of care is available and what are my options?

Every retirement community has different levels of care that they offer their residents. Some retirement communities are a singular level of care, some are more than one. Summerfield Senior Living offers three different levels of care; Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Through our various levels of care we are able to accommodate for a variety of different patient needs, and accommodate a wide range of services to meet the needs of our residents.

A brief explanation of care services is listed below:

Independent Living is retirement living for individuals generally 55 and older who reside in a retirement community and function independently, without any care services. 

Assisted Living is retirement living for individuals in need of assistance with one or more activities of daily living.

Memory Care is retirement living for individuals who are in need to assistance with one or more activities of daily living, and who suffer from cognitive impairment as a result of memory loss related to Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Q: Can I receive assistance with the ordering and management of my medications?

At Summerfield Senior Living medication management is included in our all-inclusive lifestyle for our assisted living and memory care residents. We take responsibility of ordering, distributing, and refilling our resident’s medications in these levels of care. The cost of the cost of medication management in these care levels is included in the resident’s monthly rent.

Q: How do we determine what level of care I need?

Determining the level of care appropriate for a specific resident varies per community. At Summerfield Senior Living we conduct a pre-admission nursing assessment for every potential resident looking to enter our community. This assessment is a basic declaration of a potential resident’s health care needs, concerns, and medical history, and is conducted through our in house nursing staff. This information gives us the directions we need to understand how to properly care for our residents. Once we determine what is necessary to care for them, we then recommend the appropriate level of care that best addresses their needs in our building. Our primary concern is the safety of our residents, and we always attempt to provide them with the opportunity to live in the most appropriately functioning environment to foster their success. Our pre admission nursing assessment allows our team the opportunity to evaluate whether or not a potential residents care is within our abilities as well. If for some reason an inquiring potential resident’s care requires more than we can provide, we utilize our network of community partners and providers to recommend alternate placement.

Q: How much does Senior Living Cost?

Every retirement community evaluates the cost of their services differently, and cost varies based on services needed, apartment size, and the care associated with each individual resident. The pricing at Summerfield is based on the individuals level of care, and the size of the apartment they are living in. Our Cost Calculator may be of assistance as you are evaluating options for senior living as it helps to put into perspective our pricing schedule as our services are all- inclusive. For more information, please contact our marketing and admissions department at (941) 751-7200

Q: What types of social programming does Summerfield offer?

Summerfield Senior Living operates a full programming and social calendar for our residents. We participate in a variety of activities such as exercise classes, poker and other card games, Wii bowling, art classes, movies, external excursions and so much more! Our activities calendars are designed to inspire growth cognitively and functionally for our residents, and there are activities specific to each level of care as well which allow for increased participation and involvement.

Q: Do you offer 24 hour staffing?

At Summerfield Senior Living there are staff members present in the building 24 hours a day.

Q: Can I bring my own furniture?

Most senior living communities allow residents to bring their own furniture, and most apartments come generally unfurnished. At Summerfield Senior Living we encourage our residents to bring their own furniture when they move in. The familiarity of home furniture sometimes helps to provide comfort during the transition phase of moving in.

Q: Will I be signing a long-term lease?

Every retirement community has different lease terms. At Summerfield Senior Living we operate under a model that is month to month. This means that there is no long term lease agreement. The contract signed is renewable annually, and we include addendums to cover specific costs for changing services as applicable.

Q: How can i schedule a tour at Summerfield?

Scheduling a tour at Summerfield Senior Living is very simple! Once you have gathered your preliminary information, and are ready to see the hands on product, all you need to do is call (941) 751-7200 and speak to one of our marketing representatives about coming in to view the community. You may also inquire online through our contact page, and submit a request for someone to call you and set up an appointment.