Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if Assisted Living, Transitional Memory Care or Memory Care is right for me?
We’ll be happy to assist you with this decision, but here are a few guidelines:
- Would you benefit from daily help with activities like bathing, dressing or eating? Then Assisted Living might be right.
- Are you also often forgetful or confused? Then adding the structure and stimulation of our Transitional Memory Care program could be your best choice.
- Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Then you might benefit from the safety and security of our Memory Care program.
Is living at Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care really more affordable than staying at home?
To find out, first add up all your current monthly expenses. This could include rent/mortgage, property tax, homeowner’s insurance, subdivision or association fees, utilities, lawn care, trash removal, home repairs, housekeeping, transportation, exercise classes, groceries, healthcare, home emergency call systems and more.
Now compare your total with the monthly rental program at Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care. Our fees include all these expenses—along with priceless peace of mind.
How do you price care?
Prior to moving to our assisted living community in St. Louis, you and your family will work with a nurse to create a custom care plan. The personalized assessment will determine the tier that best matches your care needs and will be the foundation for the customized care plan. This allows families to have peace of mind and no surprises about changing care costs if care needs change.
What kind of care can you provide in Assisted Living?
We provide more care than you might expect. We can help you with all your personal care needs. We also accommodate wheelchairs and oxygen tanks. And we can care for diabetic residents, as well as some higher-acuity residents, because we have 24-hour nursing.
How will I know if I will be happy?
You’ll be welcomed by Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care’s At Your Service® hospitality program, which helps all new residents learn their way around and meet new neighbors right away. The social, friendly environment in our community lends itself to making new friends and living a full, happy life. Your family members are welcome to visit Dougherty Ferry and attend our community events and daily activities at any time!
Is there financial assistance for veterans?
Yes, financial assistance is available through the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit and applies to qualified applicants. We’re happy to refer you to a local representative who can help you apply for benefits.