FAQs

What makes Glacier Hills Senior Living Community special?

As the only independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian Life-Care continuing care senior living community in Southeastern Michigan, Glacier Hills has been on the forefront of senior living and health care services since 1973. Locally owned and staffed by the region’s top leaders and most compassionate caregivers, we have earned a reputation for service excellence, high-quality care and innovative programming.

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Senior living communities such as Glacier Hills, known as “continuing care retirement communities” or “CCRCs” stand out because of the wide-ranging advantages they offer to their residents.

CCRCs such as Glacier Hills offer several housing options to choose from, so individuals can select a lifestyle that fits with their personal needs. CCRCs also offer a range of services, amenities, and health and wellness programs—all geared toward helping CCRC residents stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. CCRCs offer residents specialized services, support, and security. Residents derive great peace of mind from knowing there are multiple levels of care—all within the same community. They know that if their needs change, the appropriate level of support is available—from independent living, assisted living and memory care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, outpatient therapy and home care.

What is a benefit of a CCRC or senior living community?

Senior living communities such as Glacier Hills, known as “continuing care retirement communities” or “CCRCs” stand out because of the wide-ranging advantages they offer to their residents.

CCRCs such as Glacier Hills offer several housing options to choose from, so individuals can select a lifestyle that fits with their personal needs. CCRCs also offer a range of services, amenities, and health and wellness programs—all geared toward helping CCRC residents stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. CCRCs offer residents specialized services, support, and security. Residents derive great peace of mind from knowing there are multiple levels of care—all within the same community. They know that if their needs change, the appropriate level of support is available—from independent living, assisted living and memory care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, outpatient therapy and home care.

The CCRC Advantage
  • Social Interaction – A home-based support network and social programs for aging-in-place.
  • New Lifestyle – Much more freedom, choice and relaxation than moving to a standard apartment.
  • Activities and Programs – Educational and creative opportunities; outings, events and entertainment; preventative, holistic care;
    on-site wellness and fitness programs.
  • Peace of Mind – Health and social well-being concerns are met – for our residents and their families.
  • Continuum of Care – No need to move for supportive services – they’re already on-site.
  • Estate/Strategic Financial Planning – Numerous options exist to meet each individual’s financial needs.
  • Dining Options – From café options to elegant dining — the meal choices are tasteful and varied.
  • Tax Advantages – Deductions for prepaid medical expenses, etc. are allowable.
  • Transportation – Available for physician visits, religious services, shopping and more.
  • Low-Maintenance Lifestyle – Shed homeowner concerns and enjoy your free time.
  • Social Accountability – Charity fund availability and community service involvement.
How does not-for-profit benefit me?

A not-for-profit senior living community does not have to answer to shareholders for a growing amount of profit. If the operations of Glacier Hills are run efficiently and a profit remains at the end of the year, that money goes to two places only: to the residents in the form of increased quality services and programs and to the employees to ensure the delivery of quality services. Remaining profit only makes the Glacier Hills community stronger and a better place for you to live.

What is independent living at Glacier Hills?

Independent living at Glacier Hills has been designed to support full, comfortable lifestyles for those who are active and able to take care of themselves – including hospitality services catering to a lifestyle free from the burdens of household responsibilities – with the added availability of supportive services if needed.

What is assisted living at Glacier Hills?

Assisted living at Glacier Hills is designed for those who need more help with activities of daily living, but do not need nursing care. Our well-trained and responsive staff of nurses and care assistants are available 24 hours a day to help with personal care needs such as bathing, dressing and medication supervision.

What is memory care at Glacier Hills?

Memory care at Glacier Hills is a peer-to-peer living environment with households specially designed to meet the individual needs of its residents. Tailored environments and specifically trained staff create the ideal social and physical setting to enable residents with Alzheimer’s/dementia to flourish and easily move through each household as their support needs change. Glacier Hills offers both assisted living and long-term memory care options.

What is post-acute care at Glacier Hills?

Health care options at Glacier Hills are an integral part of our campus. We offer skilled nursing and rehabilitation including short-term rehabilitation for recovery after illness or injury; long-term care for those who need a more extended stay; hospice services; as well as outpatient therapy and home care options to fit a wide variety of health care needs.

What does Life-Care mean and how does it benefit me?

Life-Care is an agreement that Glacier Hills enters into with its residents to ensure they are taken care of for the remainder of their lives. Entering into a Life-Care agreement additionally assures you that if your financial picture changes, you are always assured a home at Glacier Hills. Life-Care residents of Glacier Hills are guaranteed placement on our campus as their needs change.

How do I pay for the care and services I receive at Glacier Hills Senior Living Community?

Glacier Hills offers a variety of financial programs to meet your individual needs including two different Life-Care fee plans as well as monthly fee options dependent upon your desired living environment and care needs. In addition, Glacier Hills participates in programs such as Medicare and Medicaid as well as commercial and private insurance plans to help defray the cost of many of the health care options offered on our campus.

Do you need to be resident of Glacier Hills to receive services and care?

While becoming a resident of Glacier Hills affords you the greatest opportunity to take advantage of all that our community has to offer, you do not need to be a resident to benefit from our post-acute care, memory care, outpatient therapy or home care options.

How do I take the next step and find out more?

Give us a call. We would love to tell you more and schedule a personal tour. Let us learn more about your lifestyle needs, answer any questions you might have and show you around our beautiful 34-acre campus. We want you to understand all the benefits of life on our campus and have the greatest opportunity to enjoy all that Glacier Hills has to offer.

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