Frequently Asked Questions
Am I too young to move to Cottonwood Court?
Many seniors move to Cottonwood Court to enhance their lifestyle, with the added benefit of not having to worry about the future. Some people make the mistake of waiting too long to make their decision. As a result, when a health issue arises, they lose the opportunity to enjoy benefits of an active community like Cottonwood Court.
Does Insurance pay for me to live at Cottonwood Court?
Cottonwood Court like other assisted living communities is a private pay, month to month community. Medicare, Medi-cal and private health insurance do not pay for assisted living services. Most long term care insurance plans do cover assisted living costs along with the Veterans aid and attendance program. Cottonwood Court staff would be happy to help you research these possible funding options.
Are there any upfront fees?
Unlike some communities that charge large entry fees and lock you into a long term contract, Cottonwood Court gives you the flexibility of a month to month contract. The only upfront cost to you is a one time preadmission fee which is refundable if you change your mind about making this community your home.
What if my health needs change after I move to Cottonwood Court?
Cottonwood Court offers additional levels of care designed to meet your changing needs. The resident care staff work with you and your family to ensure that your care services change as your needs change. Cottonwood Court can also work with local home health and hospice providers if the need should arise.
I don't drive. Is there transportation?
Yes. Cottonwood Court provides courtesy, scheduled transportation at no additional cost for important needs such as doctor's visits, shopping and entertainment. We can even provide a companion to assist you for an additional charge.
Do I have to be a certain age to move in?
Cottonwood Court is licensed to provide housing and services for people age 60 and over. If you are under 60 but believe that you would benefit from our services exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.
Can I decorate my apartment home the way I want?
Absolutely! Your apartment is your home and we encourage you to decorate any way that suits you.
Do I have to pay for utilities?
At Cottonwood Court your electricity, heating and cooling, water and garbage along with basic cable TV are all included. There is no additional cost to you. Your telephone would be arranged by you and charged directly to you by the phone company.
Are there a lot hidden costs?
We are upfront with you about all of the costs associated with living at Cottonwood Court. Your monthly fee includes housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, meals, recreation etc. We also feature simplified pricing with easy to understand levels of care. No ala cart charges and no point system!
When is the right time to move?
You are the best person to answer that question. It's a big decision but don't make the mistake that some people make by waiting too long. There's a lot to experience and lot to enjoy at Cottonwood Court so join us and see how wonderful retirement life can be.