Frequently Asked Questions
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- What’s a CCRC? Is Charlestown one?
- Do I need to be a resident of Charlestown to come to the continuing care neighborhood?
- Is there a difference between independent living at Charlestown and continuing care?
- Who determines what level of continuing care I need?
- How does the Charlestown medical staff compare to other Catonsville care centers?
- How much control do I have over my schedule? Do I have to go to bed and wake up at a certain time?
- What’s the price of continuing care at Charlestown?
- Is continuing care at Charlestown Medicare-approved?
- Do you accept Medicaid?
- Are visitors welcome?
- Do continuing care residents have access to the rest of the Charlestown campus?
What’s a CCRC? Is Charlestown one?
A: CCRC is short for continuing care retirement community. And yes, Charlestown is one. We offer Assisted Living and several other levels of care on-site, along with traditional independent living.
Do I need to be a resident of Charlestown to come to the continuing care neighborhood?
A: Not at all. You or your loved one can come to our continuing care neighborhood without being a current Charlestown resident. This applies to permanent stays such as Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care as well as temporary stays such as Short-Term Rehab.
Is there a difference between independent living at Charlestown and continuing care?
A: Yes. Independent living means exactly that: you’ll continue to enjoy the independent life you’re used to in your Charlestown apartment home. As a continuing care retirement community or CCRC, we also offer Assisted Living, Short-Term Rehab and Long-Term Care on campus. Most Charlestown residents never need our continuing care services—but it’s comforting to have them available.
Who determines what level of continuing care I need?
A: Our full-time doctors, nurse practitioners and social workers will complete an assessment to determine what level of care would most benefit you or your loved one.
How does the Charlestown medical staff compare to other Catonsville care centers?
A: While many other care centers employ part-time doctors, our medical staff is full-time. Plus, they specialize in senior health care. Our team also includes visiting specialists.
Erickson Living medical team facts:
- Our board-certified physicians average 19 years experience working with seniors.
- Nurse practitioners average 4 years of experience.
- Nurse clinical specialists in mental health average 13 years of experience.
- The team also includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, dieticians, social workers and more.
How much control do I have over my schedule? Do I have to go to bed and wake up at a certain time?
A: No, continuing care residents are free to structure their day however they choose. Additionally, we do not use a disruptive public address system. All communications are private between residents and staff.
What’s the price of continuing care at Charlestown?
A: All residents of our continuing care neighborhood pay a one-time Refundable Entrance Deposit. After that, pricing is structured according to the level of care required. Some services, such as rehab, are covered by Medicare. For details, see our pricing page.
Is continuing care at Charlestown Medicare-approved?
A: Yes, we are approved by Medicare for skilled nursing care services.
Do you accept Medicaid?
A: Yes, however keep in mind that people who require Medicaid have typically exhausted their funds and will not have the entrance deposit necessary to move here.
Are visitors welcome?
A: Of course! Visitors are welcome 24-seven. There’s no need to call ahead. This is your home, and your guests are always free to drop by and see you.
Do continuing care residents have access to the rest of the Charlestown campus?