Feel the Difference
OF ASSISTED LIVING AT
Charter Senior Living
of Bay City
Assisted Living: Experience the Charter Difference
There is something different about being part of the Charter Senior Living family.
Residents enjoy a worry-free lifestyle supported by highly respected, experienced senior living professionals with a long history of making a difference in the lives of seniors – and their families.
Being part of the Charter family also means being inspired by a supportive culture built upon reliability, loyalty, pride, experience and mutual respect.
Our Mission Unites Our Purpose: Enhancing the Human Spirit
Our mission is to enhance the human spirit. Our core values are to serve with heart, purpose and courage – and to have fun while serving.
Our mission and core values unite us in our purpose as a Charter community. We are a caring and compassionate leader within our field, but more importantly, we strive to demonstrate our commitment to our residents each and every day.
That’s the Charter difference.
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Life at Charter Senior Living of Bay City empowers residents to live life to the fullest. Here, seniors can enjoy exceptional services and amenities, along with the vibrant lifestyle they so richly deserve.
If you need a little extra help with daily activities like medication reminders, dressing, bathing, or just getting around, Assisted Living at Charter Senior Living of Bay City is here for you.
No matter where you choose to live, with us, you’ll find a fulfilling and purposeful lifestyle that promotes choice, dignity, privacy and independence.
Feel the Difference
You’ll feel our difference the moment you are greeted by our warm, professional staff who are ready to listen to you and learn all about your wants, needs – and stories! Here are just a few of our community features:
- One-bedrooms and studio apartments with and without kitchenettes
- Around-the-clock support by a caring, experienced team
- Three meals per day and unlimited snacks
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
- Life enrichment programs for all residents’ enjoyment
- Emergency call system in each apartment home
- Bus transportation
- Full-service salon
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Are you interested in exploring our options but aren’t sure where to start?
Making the decision to seek Assisted Living can be difficult, but we’re here to help make it easier. A member of our long-tenured team can help you determine what level of care you require. They can also answer any questions you may have about our vibrant community.
Take our lifestyle quiz to help us get to know you and personalize your care plan and experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Assisted Living?
There are many Assisted Living facilities for family members and seniors to choose from; each one serves a different purpose, depending on the needs and types of health care the resident requires and desires.
Unlike skilled nursing facilities and Memory Care communities that provide medical care, Assisted Living is focused on helping seniors with the activities of daily living and residential care. Signs that Assisted Living may be an appropriate option for you or a loved one include:
- Needing help with medication management
- Noticeable weight loss or gain
- Loss of mobility or increase in falls
- Neglecting household maintenance and chores
- No longer being able to perform daily tasks of grooming and preparing meals
- Increased isolation
Families will have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are living healthy, independent and active lives. They’ll have more time to focus on spending time together and enjoying all life has to offer.
Do you offer Respite Care or trial stays at your community?
Yes! For family caregivers who need relief or a temporary care solution, we also provide Short-Term Stays. Just Like Home Respite Care provides all the amenities and Assisted Living care services offered to full-time residents.
This offering is one of our many Assisted Living lifestyle benefits. Your needs are important to us, so our goal is to provide personalized service and satisfaction every moment of every day.
What is the difference between assisted living and a nursing home?
Overall, the main difference between assisted living and care offered in a nursing home is that nursing homes provide medical and personal care in a clinical setting, while assisted living primarily provides personal care in a home-like, social setting.
Who qualifies for assisted living?
Seniors whose health or well-being requires a higher level of support or those who would benefit from a healthier lifestyle and social engagement. Most communities conduct a health assessment that follows state regulations to determine what level of care or assistance is best for each individual.
What kind of services does assisted living provide?
Assisted living communities give older adults personalized care in a residential setting. Most assisted living communities – including Charter Senior Living Assisted Living communities – provide services including:
- One to three meals a day
- Monitoring of medication
- Personal care, including dressing and bathing
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Some medical services
- Social and recreational activities
- Care coordination
- Mobility assistance
- Complimentary transportation
Some assisted living communities offer respite care or short-term care. Additionally, some communities offer access to home care services for those who may need more assistance than is provided in the community but who are not yet ready for a skilled nursing care center.
How much does assisted living cost?
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 estimates the Bay City area’s regional median monthly rate for assisted living is $3,000, which breaks down to around $99 per day. To put that into some context, the same survey says a private room in a nursing home will cost around $300 per day ($9,125 per month). Home health aide services average $157 per day.
Charter Senior Living of Bay City’s Assisted Living services start at $3,250.
Who pays for assisted living?
While your personal health insurance coverage continues and your pharmaceutical coverage continues, Medicare typically doesn’t pay for assisted living. Most assisted living residents pay for this kind of care from their personal resources or with help from coverage provided by long-term care insurance. Veterans benefits can help cover the cost for eligible Veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.