Admissions Process

Admissions to Emerald Crest by Augustana Care is meant to be an easy process that can be completed in four steps:

  1. A resident or authorized representative contacts admissions staff to begin the admissions process. Residents of Emerald Crest by Augustana Care should be 55 years of age or older, unless special arrangements have been made.
  2. Cognitive and physical assessments will be conducted with prospective residents to identify remaining abilities and help devise a plan for care. We recommend that assessments be performed in the prospective resident’s current environment.
  3. Based on the assessment results, the residence director, nurse and occupational therapist will determine what accommodations can be provided to meet the prospective resident’s needs and the approximate cost.
  4. Family arranges time with the residence director prior to the day the resident moves to Emerald Crest by Augustana Care. We believe it works best for both resident and family if admission paperwork is completed and furniture is in place before the move-in date.

We believe we have the resources to accommodate a wide range of medical and behavioral cognitive needs and will make every effort to ensure that all options are examined so your loved one may remain at Emerald Crest by Augustana Care. Please keep in mind that Emerald Crest is not a medically-based care model like a skilled nursing facility, but a licensed assisted living provider. As the care needs of an individual change, the residence director may determine that extra staff or services need to be provided at an additional cost to ensure safety and quality of care for all residents. Should this be the case, you will be notified and a care conference will be scheduled to discuss further options.

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We were exceptionally pleased with the staff and their care – beyond our expectations. We picked Emerald Crest because of the “family” atmosphere and home environment.  We speak very highly of Emerald Crest in the community and would refer someone with full confidence and no reservations.

— Kim, daughter of resident