Lantern Hill

smithfield5

We are considering a move to Lantern Hill in New Providence for my 89 year old MIL. if you are a resident or have a personal connection to a current resident I  would love to hear feedback about the positives and not so positives as well as monthly costs.


Formerlyjerseyjack

Regarding any assisted living facility.... How much reserve money do you/she  have? Does the facility have provisions for medicaid if/when funds run out? If not, consider somewhere else.


Also, have you consulted an elder law attorney? It costs money but can save a lot in the long run.


Finally, were either her or her spouse veteran?




rhw

Curious on how it helps if your spouse was a veteran?


cramer

Our son's in-laws will be moving there later this year. They're away for the winter and then have to sell their house when they come back,  but they've already put a deposit down. They have friends there who love it. 


Formerlyjerseyjack
rhw said:
Curious on how it helps if your spouse was a veteran?

 There are benefits to combat veterans that will help them with assisted living if/when funds are exhausted. They and their spouses are also entitled to residence at V.A. facilities when their funds are exhausted. 

My father was at Iwo Jima. She received room, board and medical care for the last year of her life.


I bring this up when posting about senior assisted living because it is not common knowledge nor well advertised by the V.A.  My mother was eligible for assistance for several years before a co-worker told me to look into it.


joan_crystal
Formerlyjerseyjack said:


rhw said:
Curious on how it helps if your spouse was a veteran?
 There are benefits to combat veterans that will help them with assisted living if/when funds are exhausted. They and their spouses are also entitled to residence at V.A. facilities when their funds are exhausted. 
My father was at Iwo Jima. She received room, board and medical care for the last year of her life.


I bring this up when posting about senior assisted living because it is not common knowledge nor well advertised by the V.A.  My mother was eligible for assistance for several years before a co-worker told me to look into it.

 This may not be true in all cases.  Best to check with VA to determine benefits which can vary based on when, where, and for how long the veteran served.  Closest VA office is in Newark.  Major veterans organizations have service officers who can also help with this.




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