The right time to make your move

The best time to move to a retirement community is when you are still active and in good health, so that you can continue to enhance your quality of life while being relieved of everyday worries such as housework or home repairs. Living in a stimulating environment, knowing friends and support are close by, benefitting from dynamic wellness programs and looking forward to new activities and opportunities each day helps you maintain—and improve—your health and outlook on life.

Add to that the peace of mind of knowing you can benefit from the extra support of multiple care levels when needed. Green Country Village is Bartlesville’s only senior living option to offer independent living, assisted living and memory care on one campus. This gives you a sound plan for the future and reassures your family that as your needs change, you will receive the assistance you need.

Researching options for parents and loved ones

At Green Country Village, we are here to help, whether it’s answering questions, taking you on a tour of our lovely grounds, or helping you speak with your parents or loved ones. It’s good to know that even as needs change for your parent or loved one, the appropriate level of care is available right here in a familiar and safe setting filled with friendly faces, stimulating activities, a strong focus on wellness and much more. Once you have visited the senior living options in the area, we think you’ll agree: Green Country Village is the best choice for a warm, welcoming lifestyle now and in the future.

FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions.

How can I help my parent’s transition to a retirement community?

AARP suggests an adult child ask his or her parent’s questions that might help start the
conversation. You would not ask all these questions in one sitting, but use them as a guide for
topics of conversation when the time is right.

A few examples: Is your home still appropriate for your needs? Are there stairs or security issues? Do you need help with household chores? Can you cook your favorite meals? Hear the doorbell ring? Do you feel comfortable driving? Would it be a great relief to have transportation available right at your door? Are your prescriptions current and are you taking your medications correctly? Have you seen the doctor lately? Do you get lonely, especially at mealtimes?

Can my parents decorate their residence?

Absolutely. Your parents are invited to make themselves at home by furnishing or decorating their residence as they choose. Residents at Green Country Village have their choice of apartments with one or two bedrooms in independent living and assisted living. Memory care accommodations include semi-private and private rooms and private suites.

May my parents bring their pet?

Most pets are welcome in Independent Living. There are a few weight and size restrictions, so just give us a call and we can give you the details.

What amenities are available?

Some of the amenities include a private lake with fishing dock, walking trails, billiards parlor, convenience store, fitness area, coffee shop, courtyard with a gazebo and much more! Services include scheduled transportation, housekeeping, repair services, 24-hour security—everything they could need for maintenance-free living.

What is offered with assisted living?

As the name suggests, assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living, dressing, bathing, dining, medication management—while still providing every opportunity for the maintaining the highest possible level of independence. And at Green Country Village, this is all delivered in an atmosphere of welcoming hospitality. Services are tailored to match individual needs for maximum convenience and comfort.

Will my parent’s long-term care insurance help pay for assisted living or memory care?

Most policies do help cover the costs of assisted living or memory care, but you will need to know your specific coverage to be sure. We can help—just bring a copy of your policy with you when you visit Green Country Village. Long-term care insurance is not required to be a resident of Green Country Village.

What is memory care?

Memory care provides a specialized environment for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize existing cognitive abilities, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion, and increase peace of mind.

When is living at home no longer an option?

A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect memory loss is disrupting your loved one’s daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.

What advantages does Green Country Village offer a senior facing memory loss?

A quality memory care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition, and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success. Memory care offered in a full-service senior living community such as Green Country Village offers the additional advantages of a wide range of amenities.

Is any assistance available for Veterans or their spouses?

If either of your parents is a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, he or she may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation, rehabilitation and employment, and burial. At Green Country Village, Veterans benefits and long-term insurance policies may assist with the costs associated with assisted living and memory care.

Does Green Country Village accept Medicare or Medicaid as payment?

No, Green Country Village is a private pay community, so we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, most long-term care policies do help cover the costs of assisted living or memory care.

Glossary of Terms

Activities of Daily Living

  • The tasks people perform each day, such as dressing, bathing, grooming, dining, and medication management.

Assisted Living

  • Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, and medication management. Services such as transportation, dining, housekeeping and more usually are included.

Continuum of Care

  • A variety of options for accommodating changing needs, such as independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Dementia

  • Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen. While occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember.

Long-term Care Insurance

  • Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance developed specifically to cover the cost of skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care and other long-term care services, and each policy has its own restrictions. These services are usually not covered by traditional health insurance or Medicare.

Medicare

  • The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover specific services and care.

Medicaid

  • A program of medical assistance designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed by the state and federal governments—available only in a skilled nursing setting. Green Country Village does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you would like more specific information, go to www.medicare.gov.

Memory Care

  • Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.

Veterans Benefits

  • If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation rehabilitation and employment, and burial. For complete details, go to www.benefits.va.gov.