Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions and answers.

  • What is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)?

    As your needs change over time, a continuing care retirement community gives you the confidence of knowing long-term care is available on site at predictable costs. We offer a range of levels of care for financial security and peace of mind.

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  • What levels of care are provided at The Samarkand?

    Senior living at The Samarkand means living independently while having on-site access to a comprehensive menu of health care services and long-term care. We meet the needs of our residents by providing the following levels of care:

    • Residential Living
    • Assisted Living
    • Assisted Living with Memory Support
    • Rehabilitation
    • Skilled Nursing
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  • What are the guidelines for Assisted Living?

    Residents must need assistance with at least two activities of daily living and have a physician’s order.

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  • Who determines the proper transition plan should a resident need to move to another level in the Continuum of Care?

    The resident’s family and the wellness clinic nurse.

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  • What are the guidelines for Skilled Nursing?

    The resident must need 24-hour skilled nursing care and have a doctor’s order.

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  • Who is primarily responsible for health care and medical services at The Samarkand?

    The Health Care Administrator.

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  • How does my Primary Care Physician fit into my health care program at The Samarkand?

    It is up to individual physicians to decide whether they will continue to treat patients who become health care residents of The Samarkand.

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  • Is there a pharmacy at The Samarkand?

    We do not have a pharmacy on campus, but delivery service is available.

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  • How does medical insurance coverage work at The Samarkand?

    It varies depending on level of care. It is best to consult with The Samarkand staff about your policy and how it works on our campus.

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  • Does The Samarkand offer any type of exercise or wellness classes?

    The new LifeCenter has a beautiful state-of-the-art Fitness Studio with gorgeous views of the Santa Ynez Mountains to enjoy as you work out. In addition to all the wellness and exercise classes we offer, our Fitness Director will help you design a program to meet your needs. 

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  • Does The Samarkand have any other specific indoor recreation rooms?

    Yes, we offer several rooms for meetings, gatherings and events, as well as the Library and outdoor space on our lovely campus that residents enjoy for a wide variety of activities. We also have an outdoor swimming pool that is heated year around plus a classroom, an auditorium, an arts and crafts room, and various resident lounges.

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Keep in mind, you do not have to be a current resident of our retirement community to benefit from our Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing or short-term Rehabilitation services, nor will you have to pay an entrance fee to enter one of the areas noted above. In our short-term rehabilitation program, we accept Medicare and are in-network providers for a number of managed care and Medicare Advantage programs.

For more information call (877) 525-8036 or click here to request more information.