What kind of residences does Hawthorn House offer?
As our assisted living and memory care neighborhood, Hawthorn House offers private, secure apartments with around-the-clock caregiving available from resident aide or skilled nurses.
Who is eligible to move here?
An individual must be age 55 or older and meet the following minimum criteria to be a resident:
Surviving spouse of a military retiree
Military retiree or veteran
Dependent of an active-duty military member
Family of military retiree or veteran
We are not associated with the military or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
What are the physical and medical considerations?
A prospective resident must:
Be free from signs and symptoms of any communicable disease that is likely to be transmitted to other residents or staff. An individual who has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may be admitted, provided that the individual would otherwise be eligible for admission according to this rule.
Be able to perform the activities of daily living, with supervision or assistance if necessary.
Be able to transfer, with assistance if necessary. The assistance of more than one person is permitted.
Be capable of taking medication, by either self-administration, assistance with self-administration, or administration of medication.
Not have any special dietary needs.
Not be a danger to self or others as determined by a health care practitioner.
Not require 24-hour licensed professional mental health treatment.
Not be bedridden unless the resident is receiving licensed hospice services.
Not have any stage 3 or 4 pressure sores.
How do I know when it is the right time for Assisted Living?
Many residents move to Hawthorn House and say, “I wish I would have come here sooner.” It is always wise to make the move when you begin to recognize signs that you need assistance with daily tasks, meals, shopping, or your home’s maintenance. It is always best to have a plan and communicate that plan with your family. If you wait too long, you may need a higher level of care than Hawthorn House provides.
Can a resident be on hospice? Yes, resident can be on hospice, but must still meet the requirements for assisted living.
Bob Hope Village residents require a $350 refundable deposit.
Non-Bob Hope Village residents requires a $550 refundable deposit.
How much does it cost?
We have a monthly base fee (rent) as well as a potential monthly service fee.
The base fee includes a spacious apartment with a kitchenette and private bathroom, beautiful common areas, three meals a day including snacks. Utilities except telephone service, cable television, shared laundry facilities, weekly housekeeping and laundering of bed linens and towels. In-house activities, special events and outings. We also have a caring staff that works 24-hours a day to complete observations of well-being, and whereabouts, reminders of important daily tasks, campus security, and an emergency response system.
A Service fee is in addition to the base fee and is determined prior to move-in based on individual needs and desires.
What are my payment options?
We are private pay. Long-term care insurance policies vary, it is best to verify your long-term care insurance coverage with your provider. Surviving spouses of retired Air Force enlisted members may be eligible for our Benevolence Program which helps subsidize monthly base and service fees. Contact the admissions coordinator to determine eligibility.
Do you accept Medicare?
No, we do not accept Medicare.
What is the community fee?
The community fee is a non-refundable, one-time fee paid within 14 days of move in.
What is Memory Care?
Our memory care offers a safe, uniquely designed environment for residents with a focus on improving quality of life, reducing confusion, and preventing wandering with an emergency alert system, and secure outdoor spaces. The memory care wing is part of the assisted living facility with extra measures in place to meet the needs of residents with memory impairment.
Does Memory Care cost more?
We have dedicated health & wellness and activities staff who receive additional training to assist with direction and oversight of daily tasks and leisure activities due to cognitive decline, disorientation, wandering, and altered sleep patterns.
Our memory wing is a secure unit with features to heighten the safety of our residents.
Because of the specialized staff training and resources required to provide high-quality memory care, memory care typically costs more than other types of residential care. The staff check in with residents more frequently and provide extra structure and support to help them navigate their day with enhanced safety measures to meet the needs of those with memory impairment.
We believe in providing quality care for each individual resident. Sometimes that means using a different approach for one resident than we would another.
What kind of activities are provided in memory care?
Activities on the memory wing include exercises, games, crafts, music, and walks along the enclosed outdoor walking path. It's our goal to get to know each resident for who they are and incorporating their individual needs and likes into our care.
Are the apartments at Hawthorn House furnished?
No, we have spacious apartments including a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, a microwave oven, and a sink. Wheelchair accessible bathroom with safety features.
Does Hawthorn House provide medical alert pendants?
Yes, residents receive a wearable medical alert pendant.
May I bring my car to Hawthorn House?
Yes, we offer parking for resident-owned vehicles.
Is transportation available?
Yes, on a limited basis. The Air Force Enlisted Village transportation department can drive residents to and from local medical appointments Monday through Friday during regular business hours for a small monthly fee.
The Hawthorn House activity department provides regularly scheduled trips to the local commissaries and exchanges, grocery stores, and other shopping centers.
After hours and weekend transportation needs are the responsibility and expense of the resident and resident POAs.
Are pets allowed?
No, we do not permit pets. We have therapy pets that regularly visit as part of our activities program.