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Parc Independent Living FAQs
What is the difference between independent living and assisted living?
Independent Living at Parc at Piedmont provides active, retirement-age adults with a stimulating, independent lifestyle. Parc at Piedmont’s hospitality-oriented retirement living offers unmatched service, style, friendships and fun to its residents, while providing families with the comfort of knowing their family members are safe and secure in their own fully appointed apartment homes. Assisted Living is a more comprehensive level of licensed care available to residents who need regular assistance with activities of daily living. Parc at Piedmont’s Assisted Lifestyle offers supportive care thoughtfully tailored to meet the unique needs of each resident.
What does full-service senior living mean?
Full-service living at Parc at Piedmont means that virtually all of your lifestyle essentials are included. Your apartment home, daily fine dining, concierge service, social activities and events, fitness and wellness programs, educational and recreational activities, housekeeping, maintenance, scheduled transportation, most utilities and the 24/7 support of Parc’s exceptional service staff are all included in your monthly service fee. There are no additional association fees or common area assessments, and tipping of Parc staff is expressively prohibited.
Why is Independent Living at Parc at Piedmont a better option than staying in my home?
As we get older and our mobility decreases, we often find ourselves isolated. It becomes harder to stay connected with friends and family. As a result, our social lives, intellectual pursuits, diet and wellness begin to ebb. At the same time, our worries about day-to-day issues like home maintenance, safety and health tend to increase. Before long, we realize that we aren’t enjoying life the way that we should. Parc at Piedmont provides the opportunity to recapture the excitement of life, secure among friends in the comfort and stability of a lifestyle choice that is a true economic value. Review our Value Comparison Worksheet to better appreciate the value the Parc lifestyle could provide.
What makes Parc at Piedmont so different from other senior living options in the area?
While Parc at Piedmont is certainly proud of our beautiful community, spacious apartment homes and excellent food, it is our people that distinguish Parc from every other senior living community. Parc Communities operate upon the premise of “ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.” These service standards were developed for Parc Communities by Horste Schulze, the former president of Ritz-Carlton hotels, and every attentive, responsive, relaxed and friendly member of Parc at Piedmont’s staff is trained to uphold this exceptional standard of excellence.
What are the benefits of living at a Parc at Piedmont?
New friends and neighbors…stimulating intellectual pursuits…exciting social activities…improved wellness…beautiful surroundings…fantastic food…less worry…quality entertainment…greater independence…higher quality of life…comfort and security…laughter and fun.
What type of dining options do you offer at Parc Communities?
Parc at Piedmont offers a casually elegant, restaurant-style dining program that emphasizes quality and service. Parc residents savor delicious menu choices and daily specials prepared by our executive chefs, while enjoying the convenience of flexible dining times.
How much is the buy-in at Parc at Piedmont?
There is no buy-in required to live at Parc at Piedmont.
How long is the lease term?
Parc at Piedmont’s resident-friendly leases are written for renewable, one-year terms. The Parc at Piedmont lease provides residents with flexibility and stability. Because they are not required to buy-in, Parc at Piedmont residents are secure in the knowledge that they control their financial future.
How much will my monthly service fee increase each year?
There is no set monthly service fee increase. In order to maintain the exceptional level of service that our residents expect, Parc at Piedmont will typically increase service fees on an annual basis in order to offset increases in operating costs.
Can I bring my own furnishings?
Yes, your new apartment home is designed to accommodate your most special furnishings and possessions. Better still, our experts are happy to help you with the process of downsizing and moving.
Do you allow pets?
Yes, we happily welcome your appropriately-behaved pet.
What is ParcCare?
ParcCare is the exclusive home care service offered to Parc at Piedmont residents. From a la carte help to full-time care, ParcCare offers compassionate homecare services designed to enrich resident’s lives within the comfort of their apartment home by offering and array of services tailored to an individual’s desires and needs.
When is the right time to move to an independent living community?
Everyone’s situation is different. The decision to move into Parc at Piedmont depends upon you and your family. We counsel with hundreds of families each year. As such, we are experts at helping you assess your particular circumstance and understand what options might be right for you and your family. We know two things to be true: 1) your quality of life will improve at Parc at Piedmont, and 2) our residents invariably tell us they wish they hadn’t waited as long to make the decision to move to Parc.
Who is Parc Communities?
Founded in 2000, privately held Parc Communities is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Parc owns and operates the Southeast’s premier independent and assisted senior living communities. Located in metro Atlanta’s finest neighborhoods, residents of Parc at Piedmont and Parc at Duluth enjoy the highest standards of service and excellence while maintaining their financial independence free of the large, upfront entrance fees or buy-in requirements typical of many other senior living communities.
Parc Assisted Lifestyle FAQs
How do I know if my mother or father needs Licensed care, as opposed to Independent Living?
If your mom or dad needs frequent, consistent assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living) and requires watchful oversight, Parc at Piedmont’s Assisted Lifestyle is probably the appropriate solution. The professional staff at Parc at Piedmont can help make the appropriate determination for your loved one.
Will Parc at Piedmont accept long term care insurance for Assisted Lifestyle?
Yes, Parc at Piedmont is licensed by the state, a requirement of almost all Long Term Care Insurance companies. Benefits will be based upon the terms of your specific LTC policy. Check with your insurance provider to verify requirements and benefits specific to your policy.
Do you accept VA Benefits?
Many of our residents do receive VA Benefits; however, there are specific requirements that must be met prior to receiving these benefits. The Veterans Administration can provide you with specific information regarding benefits. Our staff can also provide resources that you may find helpful.
Do you have nurses on staff?
Yes, we have nurses on staff 24/7 at Parc at Piedmont, including holidays and weekends.
What is included in the monthly service fee?
All standard services and amenities are included in your monthly service fee at Parc at Piedmont. Our all-inclusive fee structure is very popular with our residents and their families.
Will you help with bathing and dressing?
We assist with all activities of daily living (ADLs). When they move in we will complete an assessment on your mother or father in order to determine exactly what services they may require. Our professional staff will incorporate it into their individualized service plan, and will update regularly.
What if my mother or father’s needs change?
As we see a change in condition, or after an extended stay out of the community (e.g., for a rehab or hospital stay) we will consult with your family in order to ensure they are receiving the most appropriate level of care.