Here are some common questions about assisted living.  If we did not answer your question in this section, please feel free to Contact Us with your question and we’ll get right back to you with an answer.


Will I be able to keep my physician?

You always have the option to continue seeing your physician or you have the option of seeing one of several physicians and/or nurse practitioners that visit the assisted living home on a regular basis.

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Do you provide transportation?

Our staff does not provide transportation however we will be happy to assist with the coordination of any needed transportation.

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What services are included in my monthly fee?

The monthly fee covers three meals per day plus snacks, 24 hour per day caregiver assistance, assistance with medication administration, personal grooming, housekeeping service, laundry service, other tasks as needed, and all planned activities.

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Does Medicare cover any of the costs for assisted living?

No; at this time Medicare does not cover assisted living costs.  Long-term care insurance typically covers some or all of these costs. Costs are typically covered by residents themselves.

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Will my room be furnished?

We are happy to provide furnished bedrooms however we encourage our residents to bring their own bedroom furnishings so they feel at home.  All common areas are fully furnished.

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Will my family and friends be able to visit regularly?

Yes;  we encourage family and friend visits as often as possible because we feel it is very important for our residents to enjoy visits just as they would in their own homes.  Our home is open for visitors all day; no need to call, just come in!

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How do I know that the staff are qualified to assist with my care?

We are fully compliant with the NM State Health Licensing Bureau requirements for staff training.  All staff have also been fully screened  as required under the NM State Caregivers Criminal History Act.

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Do we require a “buy-in” for residential eligibility?

No; our payment model is based on a monthly fee.

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Is there a minimum age requirement for residents?

Yes; our minimum resident age is 55 years old.

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Are these residential assisted living homes locally owned and operated?

Yes; A Love For Life™ is locally owned and operated by Roann Sexson, a proud fourth-generation New Mexican.

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What is the difference between a nursing home and an assisted living home?

A nursing home, or skilled nursing facility (SNF), typically provides a higher level of care, such as licensed professional nursing care, whereas assisted living care provides assistance with daily basic essentials by trained caregivers.  A nursing home provides nursing care by licensed nurses such as IV therapy, wound care, feeding tube management, ventilator support, and other such nursing functions.  Assisted living homes employ trained caregivers that assist residents with basic essentials of daily living; such as personal care that residents may no longer be able to provide for themselves.  For example, assistance may include help with basic tasks such as meal preparation, laundry, and housekeeping.  Assisted living staff also help residents with day-to-day essentials such as getting dressed, bathing, oral care, toileting, assistance with medications, social activities, and other basic personal tasks.

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Can a licensed nurse come to the home to provide care?

Of course! That is, if the residents’ physician writes an order for a Home Health Care nurse to come to the home and provide a higher level of care than the assisted living staff is able to provide, then a higher level of care by a licensed nurse can be provided.  This is typically done on a temporary basis.

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I don’t want to move my loved one again. Can he/she stay here through end of life?

“ Aging in place” is a term used to describe a senior who lives in a residence or home of their choice as they age through the end of life. They are able to receive services and support that they might need over time as their mental and physical needs change. The impact of these changes can be seen in the daily life of an elderly person. While their physical and/or mental capabilities lessen and their needs change, many activities of daily living (ADL) and other activities may be impacted. A Love For Life is an “end of life” facility. Our goal is to keep our residents in “their” home through the end of life. We work closely with hospice physicians and nurses, and families to keep our residents comfortable through the last phase of life. Our staff is well trained in end of life care and we strive to make this time as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

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If you still have questions please call Roann on (505) 350 2563 or send us a message. We‘d be delighted to talk to you!
Residential Assisted Living Albuquerque NM New Mexico