Helping Parents Plan for Independence and Care

It’s hard to think about health care when your parents are still vital and energetic — so how can you best help them plan for the future, while maintaining their independence?

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I walk so much-

Daisy Mae, my beagle mix, and I go for a walk three or four times a day. There’re tons of places for us to explore right here on the Birch Hill campus.

Independent Living, Transformed

Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) like Birch Hill will give your loved ones the opportunity to live a care-free, active life. Birch Hill is a non-profit retirement community that welcomes independent adults 62 years or greater. If health care needs arise, personalized, award-winning care is available within the same community — Assisted Living, Nursing Care, and Memory Care — at a significantly discounted rate.

Without the burden of home maintenance, housekeeping, or even cooking dinner every night, your parents will have time to enjoy a vast array of programs, classes, and activities. We take care of the details and your loved ones enjoy complete independence, in a community with others who share the same interests.

See Your Loved Ones Live Independently

An Active Community of Friends

Compared to those living on their own, Birch Hill residents lead more active lives, meet more friends, and have more free time to do what they enjoy. With complimentary local transportation and a wide array of activities on campus to choose from, no matter what the season or the weather, your loved ones will have more freedom at Birch Hill than living on their own.

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1/24

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10:30 – 1:00

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CCRC 101

A Practical Workshop on Contracts, Costs and Key Questions The good news is that most of us are living longer. The question is what…

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Friendship & Community At Birch Hill

32%

of people age 85 or older have Alzheimer’s at an estimated cost of $350,000.

33%

Average income lost by caregivers each year of caregiving.

It was a win-win...

for us to choose Birch Hill. We have a secure plan for our future together, but we'll also have something to leave our family with Birch Hill's 50% refundable contract. Not to mention the benefits we're aleady receiving on our taxes!

Levels of Care

Birch Hill offers four levels of care to meet your loves one’s needs. They can join us as an independent resident, and if their needs change in the future, they are able to receive Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Nursing Care within the same community, cared for by staff you know and trust.

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42%

of Adult Children helped as a caregiver.

25%

of caregivers who are “sandwich generation” caregivers, providing care to children as well as older adults.

With the uncertainty of rising health care costs, Birch Hill offers invaluable peace of mind.

 

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Help Your Parents Plan FAQs

  • What Health Care Services do you offer?

    Birch Hill residents receive 30 free days a year of short-term care in our Health Center. When a Birch Hill resident is recovering from an illness or surgery, personalized Assisted Living care is provided by caring staff members in a familiar environment.

    Assisted Living, Nursing Care, and Memory Care are available to residents of Birch Hill at a significantly discounted rate. There is no need for a second move or transition when your or you or your parents’ health care needs have changed.

    If long-term assistance with the activities of daily living is required, residents who transition to Assisted Living pay a significantly reduced rate for the additional services, well below what would be considered the standard market rate.

  • What happens if I need a higher level of care?

    By choosing Birch Hill, you are ensuring a complete continuum of care plan as your health needs change. With our non-profit advantage, and at rates far below market value, our residents are able to transition from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Nursing or Memory Care, whenever it is needed and for as long as necessary. Providing all levels of care within one community prevents a disruptive change or a second move when your health care needs have changed.

    Each person is unique, and with our high staff-to-resident ratio, we provide our health center residents with a highly-individualized, personal care plan. Each resident enjoys a private room and bathroom, in a comforting, home-like environment. Going beyond the activities of daily living to provide more intensive and individual care, our award-winning, caring staff treats each resident with respect and dignity.

  • What is the refund policy for the entry fee?

    With our 50% refundable contract, if a resident terminates the Agreement or leaves the community, the resident or estate will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the entry fee paid. The available refund declines by 2% each month for the first 25 months, after 25 months, the refund stabilizes at 50%. The second person fee is nonrefundable.

  • How do I know if I can afford Birch Hill?

    Birch Hill has a confidential financial data application that must be completed prior to admission. This will help determine if you have adequate assets/income for your actuarial determined life expectancy.

  • What is a CCRC and what are the benefits?

    A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an insurance product that provides housing and health care for its residents through a full continuum of care, all on the same campus.

    There are 1900 CCRCs across the country, and the concept has been around for 100 years.

    Residents enter when they are independent and 62 years or older.

    One of the greatest benefits of a CCRC is easy access to health care. As health needs change and higher levels of care are required, a CCRC offers Assisted Living, Nursing Care, and Memory Care, right on the same campus.