Frequently asked questions
WHAT SORT OF SUPERVISION IS PROVIDED AT BOULEVARD ALP?
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY MEDICAL CONDITION CHANGES AND I NEED MORE ASSISTANCE?
If a resident's condition changes such that he or she requires constant medical attention and/or supervision then Boulevard ALP Case Manager would work with the resident and family to locate a facility that is better able to meet the needs of the resident.
CAN A RESIDENT LEAVE BOULEVARD ALP FACILITY?
Boulevard ALP has an open-door policy that permits residents to leave the facility at will.The only requirement is that the resident informs the concierge where he or she is going and the approximate time of return. All residents leaving the facility are provided with an identification card in the event of an emergency. All residents must return to the facility by 11 pm.
CAN I GO ON VACATION FROM BOULEVARD ALP?
Medicaid limits the number of reimbursable overnight leaves of absences a resident can take away from Boulevard ALP to no more than 10 overnight visits a year taken no more than 2 nights at a time.
IS SMOKING PERMITEED AT BOULEVARD ALP?
Boulevard ALP is a SMOKE-FREE facility. All smoking must be done outside of the building.
HOW CAN I AFFORD BOULEVARD ALP?
Funding for the services at Boulevard ALP can be covered by
Medicaid. The monthly rent is paid through the residents Social Security, pension, SSI, and other monthly income. If a Medicaid resident does not have the income to afford the current rate then Boulevard ALP will assist the resident in applying for SSI to cover the rent and provide the resident a monthly allowance for personal items.
The following documents must also be submitted with Boulevard ALP application for SSI purposes:
Social Security Card
Current Resources Information o For those not eligible for Medicaid, we do have a self-payment option. It is $4500 for a studio apartment, $4900 for a one bedroom apartment and $7500 for a two bedroom apartment per month.
WHAT AMOUNT IS DUE UPON ADMISSION?
An applicant who has Medicaid is responsible for payment until ALP approval.
Self -Pay applicants will need (2) separate checks
One month's rent
One time Community Fee of $5000
WHAT UTILITIES DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR?
All the utilities are included in the rent, except phone.
I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE MEDICAID AND I CANNOT AFFORD THE SELF-PAY RATE. CAN BOULEVARD ALP HELP ME WITH MY MEDICAID APPLICATION?
Boulevard ALP can refer you to an organization that primarily deals with the application process for Medicaid eligibility.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE ENOUGH INCOME TO PAY FOR ONLY A FEW MONTHS' RENT?
If a resident does not have documented income to cover a minimum of 6 months' rent then a guarantor will be required.
A guarantor must provide proof that he or she can guarantee the payment. Then he or she will sign the Responsible Party Agreement accepting responsibility for the rent of the apartment.
I HAVE A SPEND-DOWN AMOUNT FROM MEDICAID, HOW DOES THE IMPACT MY PAYMENT TO BOULEVARD ALP?
Medicaid spend down situations vary between individuals. Please speak with our Business Office Manager to determine what your specific arrangement will mean in regard to your payments to Boulevard ALP.
CAN BOULEVARD ALP HOLD THE APARTMENT UNTIL I CAN MOVE IN?
Once an apartment becomes available the new resident must accept occupancy within one week of notification of its availability unless payments are made.
CAN BOULEVARD ALP HELP ME WITH THE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT?
Boulevard ALP has a medication supervisor and med techs to assist residents with their medication needs. Upon admission all resident are assessed for their ability to self-medicate.
CAN BOULEVARD ALP MANAGE MY PRESCRIPTIONS?
Yes, the Medication Director orders all resident medications through a pharmacy that has been contracted by Boulevard ALP.
DOES BOULEVARD ALP RESIDENCE HAVE A PHYSICIAN ON THE PREMISES?
Yes, Boulevard ALP has a Medical Director on the premises that is affiliated with New York Hospital of Queens. This doctor acts as the Primary Care Physician (PCP) for Boulevard ALP residents and refers to mutually acceptable specialists if needed.
WHAT MEDICAL INFORMATION IS BOULEVARD ALP REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN?
Boulevard ALP is responsible for keeping a complete medical record for all residents. This means that residents must report all doctor and medication changes to Boulevard Staff.
CAN I KEEP MY MANAGED CARE (i.e. HMO) PLAIN IF I COME TO BOULEVARD ALP?
Medicare Parts A, B, and D are sufficient to pay for all medical care and services.
A resident who has a managed care plan under Medicaid must cancel all managed care plans prior to admission.
DOES BOULEVARD ALP PROVIDE ESCORT SERVICE For DOCTORS VISITS?
Boulevard ALP can arrange an escort service.
DOES BOULEVARD ALP HELP WITH MAKING MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS?
Boulevard ALP staff is available to assist residents with managing medical appointments.
ARE RESIDENTS REQUIRED TO GO TO THE DINING ROOM FOR MEALS?
All Boulevard ALP residents are required to go to our beautiful Dining Room for 3 delicious and nutritious meals. This provides an opportunity for the residents to socialize and for staff to monitor nutritional intake.
CAN I COOK IN MY APARTMENT?
Residents are required to join us in the main dining room for all meals.
Each studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette that has a microwave, refrigerator, sink and cabinets.
WHAT IS BOULEVARD ALP?
HOW MANY APARTMENTS IS THERE AT BOULEVARD ALP?
There are 204 apartments at Boulevard ALP. We have studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms available. Our capacity is 239 residents.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO BOULEVARD ALP?
Must be age 65 or older.
Must exhibit need for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.
- Must be self-directing and able to take action sufficient to assure self-preservation in an emergency.
- Voluntarily choose to participate in an Assisted Living Program after provided with sufficient information to make an informed choice. o Submit a completed medical evaluation signed by a physician conducted no more than 30 days prior to date of admission.
- Applicants must attend a pre-assessment screening with Boulevard ALP Admissions Committee where a nursing assessment and an assessment of the individual's social and functional needs are considered. An assessment of the ability of the program to meet those needs will be conducted.
- Submit a mental health evaluation if the applicant has a known history of chronic mental disability or if medical evaluation or interview or any assessment suggests that such a disability exists.
- Complete and submit the application for admission provided by the residence. Supporting documentation is also needed per the application packet.
IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO GET TO BOULEVARD ALP. DO I HAVE TO APPEAR IN PERSON IN PERSON FOR THE PRE-SCREEN INTERVIEW?
Yes, all applicants must come to Boulevard ALP for an in-person interview to be assessed for admission eligibility.
DO I STILL NEED ALL THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS EVEN IF I'M COMING INTO BOULEVARD ALP AS A SELF-PAY RESIDENT?
Yes. The documentation is applicable to both Medicaid and Self-Pay residents.
CAN BOULEVARD ALP ACCEPT A RESIDENT WITH DEMENTIA?
Boulevard ALP can accept residents with mild dementia; however, there is no designated dementia program or unit at Boulevard ALP. A resident can remain at Boulevard ALP for as long as he or she is able to remain self-directing and is not in need of constant supervision. Our main concern is that the resident is not a safety risk to him or herself.
I AM CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR. CAN I STILL LIVE AT BOULEVARD ALP?
Unfortunately, Boulevard ALP is unable to accept residents who are chronically in a wheelchair and chronically require the assistance of another person to transfer or ambulate.
WHEN CAN I MOVE FURNITURE INTO BOULEVARD ALP?
Our apartments come fully furnished however if more furniture is desired, it can be moved into the facility on the day of admission during regular business hours (Mon- Fri 9am- 5pm) only. During these hours the Superintendent is available to supervåse the move in such a way to minimize the impact to other residents. There are no moves permitted between 12pm and 1pm.
CAN A PERSON WITH INCONTINENCE LIVE AT BOULEVARD ALP ?
If the incontinence is managed then a person may be eligible for residency at Boulevard ALP. A person with chronic unmanaged incontinence is not eligible for residency at Boulevard ALP.