What is assisted living?
Assisted living is designed to enhance life, not detract from it! Those who choose to move to Assisted Living communities often report that their level of independence is greater than when they lived in their own home. This is because assisted living is for individuals who could benefit by some extra support for activities of daily living (called ADLs). Activities of Daily Living are such things as: dressing, bathing, taking medications, and preparing meals to name a few. We’re here to provide individualized support to help residents live independently, safely, and with a focus on wellness.
In assisted living communities, some residents need very little assistance, such as meals and housekeeping. Others need additional support, such as daily medication management, hands-on grooming, shower assistance and/or an escort to and from meals and events. Although many people are first resistant to leave their homes, they soon settle in and look forward to activities and opportunities to socialize with their new friends (many of which become like family).
What makes living at Bridgeway Pointe different than other assisted living communities?
Here are just a few advantages to life at Bridgeway Pointe:
Unlike many Assisted Living communities, Bridgeway Pointe is locally owned (UC Health) and is not part of a chain. As such, decisions are made quickly that benefit the Residents directly and that reflect the needs and desires of the local market as opposed to a “cookie cutter” approach that may be utilized by some chain operators.
Bridgeway Pointe is a non-profit organization. This means that surplus monies from operations are utilized by the Bridgeway Pointe community and don’t wind up in the “pockets” of individual or corporate owners.
UC Health DANIEL DRAKE CENTER
As a member of the UC Health and Drake organization, Residents of Bridgeway Pointe receive a number of advantages. UC Health and Drake provide a number of support services to Bridgeway Pointe that most Assisted Living communities would not be able to duplicate. Since Bridgeway Pointe is physically connected to the Daniel Drake Center, Residents can use the Drake Center aquatics center, gift shop, cafeteria, and gym(s) just to name a few.
Bridgeway Pointe is centrally located in the Greater Cincinnati area. Since the community is close to both the Ronald Reagan/Cross County Highway and I-75, most people within the Cincinnati area can access the community within 30 minutes drive time.
Stability of Staff
As a result of being locally owned, non-profit, and part of the UC Health system, Bridgeway Pointe boasts a highly stable staff with a great deal of experience. This staff stability translates into exceptional service that is reflected in our Satisfaction Survey results as well as the Ohio Department of Health survey findings.
Are there resources to help pay for assisted living?
Bridgeway Pointe is a non-profit, private-pay residence and we strive to keep our fees as low as possible. Public funds are generally not available to pay for assisted living room and board. However, some programs may be available to help defray costs (such as Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits, long-term care insurance and Assisted Living Waiver Program through the Council on Aging). In some instances, Medicare may reimburse for some ancillary services.
If I need additional care later, can I stay at Bridgeway Pointe?
Our staff will help you determine what services may be needed to continue to live safely and securely. Although each situation is unique, we do offer many services that may help increase the level of care to effectively meet our residents’ changing needs, including skilled specialty services at Daniel Drake Center.