FAQs

Here are some of our more frequently asked questions that people ask about St. Martin’s in the Pines. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, call us at 205.314.4292

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What is a Life Plan Community (CCRC)?

A Life Plan Community provides all levels of care for seniors. It gives the resident and their family peace of mind to know that as the resident’s health changes, higher levels of care are available. St. Martin’s in the Pines offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-Stay Rehabilitation, and Long Term Nursing care.

How do I pay for living at St. Martin’s in the Pines?

Residents or their families generally pay the cost of care from their financial resources. Depending on the resident’s health insurance or long-term care insurance policy, charges may be reimbursed. Assistance with rent may be available for U.S. Veterans through the Aid and Attendance program. Please check with the local Veterans Administration for details.

Where do I get short term care after leaving the hospital?

St. Martin’s in the Pines offers respite care. Short term stays are an excellent option if one needs extra help for a short time and for an elder to become familiar with the community.

Are hospice services available at St. Martin’s?

Yes, hospice services are available. St. Martin’s staff will assist residents and families, along with the primary care physician, in adding this important service.

Are there physician services available on-site?

Yes, St. Martin’s Medical Director provides primary care physician services to residents on campus. Other professional services are available as well. These on-site services are convenient for residents and their families.

Can I keep my physician when I move to St. Martin’s in the Pines?

Residents In independent Living and Assisted Living may keep their same physician. All other residents are under the care of the Medical Director.

May I bring a pet?

Yes. Cats and small dogs are welcome to be part of the St. Martin’s family in Independent Living and Assisted Living apartments. The resident must be capable of caring for the pet and meet community guidelines.

What if I am not an Episcopalian?

Residents of all denominations are welcome.

What is the Green House model for long term care?

NYTimes.com Article About Green Homes

“At conventional nursing homes, aides have to hustle residents out of bed, help them dress, escort them to the dining room by whatever time breakfast is served, and then perhaps whisk them off for physical therapy. These facilities struggle to provide even a smidgen of personal autonomy. Here, physical therapists come to the Green House Homes. If they find a resident still asleep, they come back later.”

Span, Paula. “A Better Kind of Nursing Home.” nytimes.com, 22 Dec 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/health/green-houses-nursing-homes.html

https://www.thegreenhouseproject.org/about/visionmission

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