Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What are the apartment floor plan options?
There are a variety of spacious floor plans including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Do you have a waiting list program?
Yes, with our Wait List Program you can select the type of apartment you desire. The wait list is based on the date of your application. If you leave your current home before your preferred Cameron Woods apartment becomes available, we will work with you to provide an alternative apartment until your first choice becomes available. Now is the time to plan for your future.

When you are on the wait list, you will be called as apartments become available. If the timing is not right for you to make a move, you will still maintain your priority place on the list. By going on the wait list now, you better ensure that when you are ready to move, Cameron Woods will have the type of apartment you desire. Going on a wait list creates options for you and can add to your peace of mind.

If you are not a nursing home, what kind of care do you provide?
The community of Cameron Woods offers a safe and secure home for our seniors.  It provides spacious apartments, activities, nutritious meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and a professional caring staff who are there for our resident’s needs 24/7.  We also can take care of some additional “daily living” assistance as required by our residents including showers, dressing and additional housekeeping.

Are apartments furnished?
Most apartments are unfurnished, allowing you to bring whatever furniture and accessories you like to decorate your new home. There are a limited number of furnished Courtesy Suites available for short-term stays. 

Is there a minimum age for residence?
Yes, our minimum age is 55.

Do you allow pets?
Not as overnight guests, but they are always welcome to visit!

Do you allow overnight guests?
Yes – residents guests are welcome to stay overnight up to three days, or more with director approval.  Family and caregivers are also abe to join their family for lunch/dinner with an advanced reservation.

Do you allow wheel chairs and electric scooters?
Wheel chairs are allowed if the resident can move themselves independently, or have a caregiver transport them.  Cameron Woods staff cannot transport a resident in a wheelchair unless it is an emergency situation.  Electric scooters are allowed with director approval.

Can residents cook in their room?
All meals are included in the monthly rent.  There is a full size refrigerator/freezer and microwave in each room, but no hot plates or other cooking are allowed in resident apartments for safety reasons.

Who owns Cameron Woods?
Cameron Woods is a department of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital; a privately owned, not-for-profit hospital based in Angola, Indiana.

Is transportation available?
Yes, scheduled transportation within the city limits is available Monday – Thursday each week. Steuben County Council on Aging vans transport seniors throughout Steuben County on a donation-only basis if transportation is needed at other times.  We frequently take residents on local shopping trips.

What are the resident requirements?
Each resident must be able to live independently, or have a caregiver to assist them with daily living if they are unable to do so on their own, mentally or physically.  We are not a nursing home and have no nurses or other medical staff on site.

Dad is forgetful and has mild dementia. Can he live at Cameron Woods?
In most cases, yes! If the resident is able to live independently, our staff are able to give important reminders to help them throughout the day. 

What is included in the rent?
Utilities (except phone), bi-weekly housekeeping, med reminders, meals, daily activities and local scheduled transportation.  Additional levels of daily living assistance (showers, dressing, additional housekeeping) are also available as required.

What is the current monthly rate?
Studio               (420 sq ft)           $2,375
One Bedroom (527 sq ft)           $2,795
Two Bedroom  (745 sq ft)          $3,295
Extra Occupant                            $645

That sounds really expensive for an apartment.  Why so much?
Cameron Woods is roughly half the price of a traditional nursing home.  We offer a niche’ of provding a safe haven with 24/7 staff assistance, nutritious meals and community.  Once you consider all the costs of rent/mortgage, utilities, meals, transportation, taxes etc., Cameron Woods can be an affordable option who want to continue their independence, but not become a burden to their loved ones.

Do you accept insurance?
Camreon Woods is considered an “unlicensed” facility, and cannot accept medicare.  We do have residents who have private long term care coverage, and veterans benefits that do qualify for payment towards their rent.  Residents/family should contact their local representative to see if they may qualify.

How long is the lease?
We have a 30-day notice lease, meaning the resident, or the community must give at least a 30-day notice to vacate.

What is the application process and when can my mom move in?
Once we have had a tour with a potential resident and see if they are a good fit for the community, an application with $500 deposit is required, along with financial documentation.  We require updated family contact lists, current medications, POA and updated medical information.  The resident must secure their own private hard wired phone line with Frontier or Comcast to install our emergency button to that residents room.  Once these items are completed, they are welcome to move in any time.