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You have entrusted us with the care of your loved one. The partnership of trust and understanding that we develop is critical to the well being of your family member. We are always a phone call away. Or, feel free to drop by the office anytime to check in.

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s is a difficult season. There are many resources available to offer you support and assistance. The following are articles we found especially helpful that we would like to share with you.

Important Information about Tax Savings

Seniors who are certified by a licensed health care practitioner within the past twelve months as being chronically ill are eligible for substantial tax savings. The IRS defines a chronically ill person as someone unable for at least 90 days to perform at least two activities of daily living (ADLs). These include eating, toileting, transferring, bathing, dressing and continence, etc.

Each resident placed at the Alpine View Lodge is receiving, on average, assistance with five to six activities of daily living. Another requirement is that the person receives supervision to be protected from threats to health and safety due to cognitive impairment. The Alpine View Lodge is a state licensed, secured perimeter facility whose program is specific to that need.

Each year we provide a statement reflecting all payments received by our facility for the care of your loved one. For those seniors seen on site by a third party medical service, a statement should also be provided so the family can receive additional tax exemption. Those served by their own physician should contact the physician regarding this requirement.

Additionally, tax benefits can be obtained for the cost of all nutritional supplements and incontinent products.

Further information can be provided by our office. The IRS publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses, also details this information. You should also check with your own tax advisor.

For all you do for your loved one, take advantage of this tax savings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Lodge unique?

We believe three things make the Lodge unique from other settings. Our family ownership and commitment to other families’ means real relationships between those receiving and giving care. Our staff team receives impressive orientation and ongoing training, and receives a wage and benefits package that recognizes their excellence and results in long term retention. Our administrative offices are open every day of the year and overseen by experienced, certified administrators with years of service at the Lodge. Our lovely environment offers spacious, lawns, patios and views all within a secured setting.

What are visiting policies?

We believe that our home is really your second home. You have a loved one who is important to you. Our visiting policies welcome you. Please feel free to stop in anytime between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Meals for family and friends are always complimentary (and tasty). Refreshments are always available and may be served inside or on our patios. Supervised children and well behaved pets are always welcome to join in the visit. For those on hospice, we will do all we can twenty-four hours a day to assure your extended time with your loved one is calm and comfortable, with meals, sleepovers and refreshments, at no cost. Please make yourself at home.

What are the requirements to leave the facility with my loved one?

Family outings, community and social events should still be a part of each of our resident’s life experience. Please advise us in advance of your outing with your loved one so that staff can make sure they look their best, are appropriately dressed and have received personal care just before leaving with you. For our resident’s security, always notify staff before leaving the grounds with your loved one and when you return. Should engagements outside of the Lodge become too challenging, remember that we will always go the extra mile to make your visits here at the Lodge a real pleasure.

May I bring personal items into the Lodge for my loved one?

We hope that you will make your loved one’s home feel familiar and comforting by including as many personal items as possible. Though the rooms come with complete furnishings, some families decide to bring a favorite chair, desk or comforter and in some instances choose to furnish the room completely. The choice is always yours… it’s your loved one’s home. We do encourage you to decorate with photos, pictures and memorabilia on their bedrooms walls, in all cases. Should you wish to bring in favorite snacks or beverages, please check them with the office so that we may label and dispense responsibly.