Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about Oak Crest
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- What's a continuing care retirement community? Why is it important?
- What's the difference between independent living at Oak Crest and continuing care?
- Who determines what type of care I need?
- Do I have to live at Oak Crest to come to the continuing care neighborhood?
- How do the doctors and care providers compare to other Parkville care centers?
- How much control do I have over my day? Do I have to go to bed and wake up at a certain time?
- Can continuing care residents use all the amenities of the Oak Crest campus?
- How much does continuing care at Oak Crest cost?
- Is continuing care at Oak Crest Medicare-approved?
- Do you accept Medicaid?
- Are visitors welcome?
What's a continuing care retirement community? Why is it important?
Oak Crest is a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC for short. This means we offer several levels of extended care on-site, along with traditional independent living.
What's the difference between independent living at Oak Crest and continuing care?
Independent living means exactly that: you'll continue to live the independent life you're used to—just without the hassle of maintenance. As a continuing care retirement community or CCRC, we also offer an on-site neighborhood at our Parkville community that provides Assisted Living, Short-Term Rehab and Long-Term Care. Most Oak Crest residents never need our continuing care neighborhood—but it's comforting to have it available.
Who determines what type of care I need?
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.
Do I have to live at Oak Crest to come to the continuing care neighborhood?
Not at all. You or your loved one can come to our continuing care neighborhood without being a current Oak Crest resident. This applies to permanent stays such as Assisted Living and Long-Term Care as well as temporary stays such as Short-Term Rehab.
How do the doctors and care providers compare to other Parkville care centers?
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 day? Do I have to go to bed and wake up at a certain time?
No, continuing care residents are free to schedule their day however they choose. Additionally, we do not use a disruptive public address system. All communications are private between residents and staff.
Can continuing care residents use all the amenities of the Oak Crest campus?
How much does continuing care at Oak Crest cost?
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 Oak Crest Medicare-approved?
Yes, we are approved by Medicare for skilled nursing care services.
Do you accept Medicaid?
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?
Visitors are welcome 24-7. There's no need to call ahead. This is your home, and your guests are always free to drop by and see you.