frequently asked questions

  1. Does Park Place Estates accept third party payers such as Medicaid? 
    Park Place Estates is a private pay facility and does not accept payment from Medicare or Medicaid. However, Long Term Care Insurance policies may be an avenue of payment for the resident. If an individual has questions regarding their own LTC insurance policy in regards to payment at Park Place Estates, our Director or RN will gladly review the policy. If coverage is available Park Place Estates will assist with submitting the appropriate forms to the Insurance Company for reimbursement.

  2. Is Park Place Estates certified? 
    Yes. Park Place Estates is certified by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Park Place Estates is also a member of the Iowa Center for Assisted Living and affiliated with Floyd Valley Healthcare.

  3. If I am offered an apartment at Park Place Estates and decide to move in, what will happen next? 
    The RN will visit with you and ask questions regarding your Activities of Daily Living (bathing, dressing, ambulation, using the bathroom, eating and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (safety, activities and socialization, housekeeping, transportation to in-town medical appointments, shopping, making appointments, etc.). The RN will also ask questions about your health history and evaluate your short and long term memory ability. This information is important in determining if a prospective resident meets the Occupancy Criteria. Based on the information gathered an individualized Service Plan is created and the new resident, along with the RN will sign the plan. Once the assessments and all required paper work are completed the resident is free to move in at his/her convenience.

  4. What is the difference between an Assisted Living and a Nursing Home? 
    An assisted living facility maintains maximum resident independence in a home like setting while providing supervision with individualized care and assistance. Assisted living residents can receive assistance with day-to-day activities and nursing care if they are unable to properly care for themselves due to age, sickness, disease, or physical or mental impairment. The main attribute of Assisted Living is choice and autonomy in the care you receive.
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