Frequently Asked Questions
We know many older adults and their families have questions about assisted living and memory care services and Stoney Point Meadows. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions and answers. Don’t see your question here? Please reach out to us for more information. Call today or schedule a tour of Assisted Living or Memory Care to learn more.
Tours & Moving
Preparing for Assisted Living
Yes! At Stoney Point Meadows, couples can live together in their own apartment surrounded by their familiar belongings.
Keeping up a house, driving and living independently means a lot to most seniors, and suggesting senior living can make them feel like you are trying to take away personal independence. To prove otherwise, it’s important to show them how much independence and freedom they will enjoy at Stoney Point Meadows.
We highly recommend you tour our community to gain insight into the culture and cares we provide.
- Tailored plan of care developed for you, with routine assessments
- License nurses available and care staff on site 24 hours daily. Scheduled transportation for medical appointments and social outings
- Daily chef-prepared meals
- Emergency call system and personal pendant
- Daily activities and engagement
Financials & Costs
No. Our community does not require long-term lease commitment. However, we require a deposit/move-in fee upon signing the residency agreement. We also require 30 days written notice prior to moving out of the community.
The cost to live at Stoney Point Meadows is based on each resident’s Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and room rental fees, which vary by location. For more information, please call us.
Many state and federal programs offer financial assistance for certain senior living expenses. For instance, in the U.S. there is a Federal benefit, called “Aid and Attendance,” which both veterans and their spouses may be eligible to receive financial assistance with assisted living fees. Some Long-Term Insurance Policies may also cover part or all of the costs for assisted living care. We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor to learn more about options to help afford senior living.
Our base rate in assisted living and memory care includes three meals a day, housekeeping, a load of personal laundry and fresh linens and towels each week, an emergency safety alert system, wellness checks every 30 days performed by a nurse, transportation to community programs, and all of our in-house activities.
Upon move-in, our nurses and care team will assess your current health and review your medical history to see how we can best meet your needs. They will also discuss your preferences as well as your normal routines to develop a care plan that’s tailor made for you. This plan of care is updated as your needs change.
Stoney Point Meadows offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, and short-term respite stays.
Independent living affords active seniors the benefits of living at home without the worry of home maintenance, housekeeping chores and cooking. Residents enjoy educational, cultural, spiritual, social and fitness opportunities through the community’s programming.
Assisted living is best for seniors who need some help with certain everyday tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, mealtime and taking medications and may also have specific care plans to address fall risk, poor nutrition, or other individualized needs. Because assisted living needs are diverse and vary from resident to resident, each person has his or her own, tailored plan of care which details their care needs and preferences.
Services & Features
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own pet with you! If you are comfortable caring for your pet, and they are an appropriate pet for the community setting, we would love for them to join our Stoney Point Meadows family. Ask our team for specific info about pets and pet fees.
Respite care is ideal for those who need a little more assistance following a hospital/rehab stay to rest and recuperate before returning home.
- We will provide a lovely fully furnished apartment
- Respite care stays can be 5 days, a week, a month or more
- Nursing assessment and a tailored plan of care
- Onsite therapy
- Chef prepared meals
- Housekeeping and personal laundry provided
At Stoney Point Meadows, we believe cost of your cares should not be a surprise; we want you to seek all the cares you need without worrying about fees. Because of this, the monthly rent is all-inclusive. What does this mean for you?
This means all health and personal cares for residents such as:
- Mediation set up and administration
- Assistance with bathing and dressing
- Daily vital signs
- Morning and evening assistance
- Housekeeping and laundry services provided weekly
- And so much more
- No Move In fees
- No Community fees
- No Activity fees
- No COVID fees
Our staffing ratio is variable, and we often adjust based on the needs of our residents. The care team also learns each resident’s likes, dislikes and preferences, helping to anticipate a resident’s needs before they arise. Our residents and their care managers team build very strong bonds.
We provide continued education and training, clinical care protocols and multiple quality assurance measures to reinforce our strong standards. Stoney Point Meadows’ extensive training programs have been developed to include classroom, online and hands-on training, and employee shadowing and mentoring.
One of the most difficult decisions we may have to make involves memory care. If diagnosed with a condition like Alzheimer’s that is accompanied by memory loss or confusion, an individual may still be able to live independently or with family for some time.
Since this can be a complex and highly individual decision, we recommend this Memory Care Considerations article, or for Stoney Point Meadows specifically, we are here to help. Please contact Jill at Jill.OldhamRyder@cassialife.org for more information.
Will my loved one have access to transportation services for doctors’ visits, activities they participate in outside the community, church services, etc.?
Yes, transportation to and from activities and outings are a staple. Our community includes a day in each week where they take our residents shopping or sightseeing in the area. We schedule outings to local grocery stores, pharmacies, or Wal-Mart/Target so that residents can check errands off their list. We also provide local transportation including for doctors’ visits two times each week.
Suites & Apartments
Yes, there are furnishings available should you choose not to bring your own furniture. Contact a Stoney Point Meadows for more details.
You may be unsure if Independent Living is a suitable solution for you or your loved one. This can be a major decision involving discussions among family members, research, and touring. If you’re thinking about Independent Living, contact Jill at Jill.OldhamRyder@cassialife.org and she’ll be happy to help start the conversation and highlight primary considerations for a possible move.
Our independent living communities offer restaurant-style dining, an array of activities and outings, housekeeping, and transportation along with friendships to last a lifetime. Care is available when they need it, but most of our independent living residents seek out the active and maintenance-free lifestyle these retirement communities have to offer. View a full list of our floor plans.
Considering Assisted Living: Checklist
- When is it time to start thinking about assisted living? What kind of issues would occur that signal it could be time to move to a community that serves older adults?
- What are your needs (or a loved one’s needs)? What types of services would be the best fit?
- Are you or a loved one having trouble cooking meals or driving to medical appointments?
- Is it easy to socialize—or is that prevented by the inability to drive?
- What is the cost of the services at assisted living communities? What is the monthly budget for you or a family member?
Some of our residents in assisted living simply require general oversight and reminders while others need various levels of care and assistance. We can assist our residents with all of their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as showering, dressing, grooming, medication administration and even dining. Each resident has an individualized plan of care that is regularly is updated to meet evolving needs.
Yes. Care communities offering respite will work with you and your family physician to develop a personalized plan of care for your loved one. Medical services are provided by doctor’s orders for each guest.
Start by talking with your loved one, and discuss your situation and needs. As a next step, research local services and respite communities. Talk with each about your plans, and arrange a tour or meeting. Finally, enjoy a tour or meeting with your loved one included, and make your final decisions together.
Caregiver breaks can occur regularly or occasionally. A regular respite care break can be planned weekly, so caregivers can have time away for other responsibilities or rest periods. An occasional respite care break could be for a special event, holiday, vacation or illness.
We believe in a resident and family’s right to choose everything – from a primary care physician to a physical therapist. Residents may keep their current physicians, or our team can help them find physicians near the community. Some doctors make regular visits to our communities, but a resident is not obligated to use them. We can also provide scheduled transportation for our residents who need a ride to a doctor’s appointment.
Yes, transportation to and from doctor appointments is available. This typically provided as local transportation for doctors’ visits two times each week. Contact us for details.
Decisions about moving to a memory care facility or caring for a loved one can be difficult to navigate. You are not alone in the process – at Stoney Point Meadows, we are here to help. To learn more, please contact Jill at Jill.OldhamRyder@cassialife.org.
Stoney Point Meadows provides senior independent living, assisted living and memory care in a wellness-focused community setting. With exceptional service and care, seniors experience a superior quality of life. Our memory care for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and related conditions supports individuals and is centered on ability and connection. Stoney Point Meadows is located in Cedar Rapids, and convenient to Covington, Fairfax, Hiawatha and Marion, Iowa.