Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences between independent living, assisted living, and memory care?
Independent living is a lifestyle that allows seniors to maintain their current everyday living, while at the same time offering them a sense of community, specialized amenities and tailored services that are designed to keep them active and healthy. Assisted living affords seniors a greater level of assistance with activities of daily living so that independence and dignity are maintained in a friendly and caring environment. Memory Care is a special neighborhood for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses. Memory Care offers safety, comfort and appropriate social interaction where each resident is cared for and treated with respect and compassion.
What distinguishes The Wildwood Senior Living from other area communities?
The Wildwood offers a continuum of care community focused on dignity, respect and quality of life where residents can age in place. We also pride ourselves on wellness-minded programs highlighting the importance of social, mental and physical wellbeing.
At The Wildwood, each apartment is designed with aging in mind for comfort and safety. Whether a resident of our independent living lodges or our Memory Care Cottage, each and every detail of the community, its amenities, and its programs are chosen to provide superior quality and comfort.
What does it cost to live at The Wildwood?
We understand that financial obligations are a large part of choosing a senior living community. At The Wildwood, each neighborhood offers a variety of customizable options and choices to best suit your budget. There are VA benefits available to certain Veterans and Surviving Spouses to assist in paying for your cost of living. Additionally, a portion of the rent may also be tax-deductible as a medical expense. You’ll find that the costs of living at The Wildwood are much more financially feasible when compared to living by yourself or in higher-needs communities. For more information, please call us at (417) 623-2233 or complete our online contact form to speak to a senior living counselor.
What exactly are the VA benefits and do you help file for them?
Aid and Attendance is a pension the Veterans Administration provides Veterans and their Spouses to help cover the cost of senior living. It pays anywhere from just over $1,094 to over $2,500 per month. There are specific requirements. Please check the VA site for more information.
Are there common areas and rooms available for residents and their guests?
Our senior living community offers several areas for friends and families to gather. A full-service restaurant offering all-day dining is available as well as a library, gaming area, and cyber cafe.
Out-of-town family and friends visiting overnight can stay with you in the comfort of your apartment. We also offer guest suites if additional space or privacy is needed at a minimal price.
Are meals included?
Freshly prepared meals are available every day for our residents and guests are welcome to join you for a small cost.
Is transportation available or do residents need a car?
We want residents to maintain as much independence as possible. While residents are welcome to keep their cars, The Wildwood provides a bus and private car for scheduled group outings, as well as doctor appointments and trips to the bank and local merchants.
What activities and services are available?
At The Wildwood, we pride ourselves on our activity schedule, which offers a diverse program of activities and outings tailored to meet the interests of our residents.
Our independent living residents can receive additional living assistance from our preferred third-party providers.
How do you reserve an apartment?
Will I have a curfew?
Residents are free to come and go as they please, with no set curfew times.
Can I smoke?
We are a completely smoke-free campus to all residents, employees, and guests.
Can I drink alcohol?
Benjamin Franklin once said, “in wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom.” We believe in smartly exercising our independence with social hours, such as our wine and cheese tastings, and happy hours where we serve beer and wine, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Residents are welcome to stock their fridge with whatever they like.
What are the visiting hours?
You are welcome to have visitors at the time most convenient for you and your guests. Visitors arriving before or after our regular business hours simply use our call system and one of our staff members will be there to escort them inside.