Frequently Asked Questions
Summit by Morrison
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What is Summit by Morrison?
Summit by Morrison is a first-of-its-kind senior living community in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains region. Unlike any other, our community offers multiple housing options for seniors who wish to move to or continue living in the region, including Independent Living Cottages and Apartments, Assisted Living Apartments and apartments for residents who may need Memory Care. It’s a community where you or your loved one may choose to live independently, but also enjoy the comfort of knowing assistance and support is there when needed.
Who is building Summit by Morrison?
Summit by Morrison is being developed by The Morrison Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care, which has been caring for members of the community since 1903. The new senior living community will be built on The Morrison’s sterling reputation of commitment to excellence, and will continue its tradition of compassionate and outstanding care.
How is Summit by Morrison different from The Morrison Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care?
Summit by Morrison is a senior living community with multiple housing options, based on level of care needed, for those who wish to live in the region. You or your loved one can live independently – while taking advantage of the Summit’s amenities – while knowing assistance and support is there when needed.
The Morrison Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services designed to meet resident needs and capabilities at several stages, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and long-term and respite care. Private pay, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted by The Morrison while Summit by Morrison is a private pay only facility.
Do Summit by Morrison and The Morrison Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home share resources?
Yes, Summit by Morrison and The Morrison share resources and services to ensure both organizations are meeting their residents’ needs. For example, if a resident of Summit by Morrison needs occupational or physical therapy, the team will coordinate appointments with the appropriate therapists from The Morrison.
What are the housing options?
Summit by Morrison offers multiple housing options:
- Independent Living Cottages
- Independent Living Apartments
- Assisted Living Apartments
- Apartments for residents who may need Memory Care
Are private rooms offered?
All apartments are private and located in Summit House; every bedroom has a private bathroom.
Are handicap accessible apartments available?
How are the cottages different from the apartments?
Summit’s Independent Living Cottages are separate structures from Summit House where all apartments are located. The cottages are built as garden style duplexes. You and your neighbor share an oversized two-car garage, but your cottage’s living area is completely private. The cottages are meant to be completely independent with full kitchens, though you can enjoy all meals and activities in the Summit House as you choose. Learn more about the Independent Living Cottages here.
Are there specific visiting hours for family and friends?
Summit is open 24/7 for family and friends.
Are Summit by Morrison residents allowed to have overnight guests?
How are food preferences or dietary restrictions handled?
Meal plans with accommodations are available to all residents. Once we begin coordinating your move-in, we will discuss your dietary needs and restrictions as prescribed or directed by your doctor. Our in-house Dietary Manager will work with you to develop a plan that meets your personal needs.
Are you taking deposits?
Yes. Contact us today to reserve your residence.
May I keep my car?
Yes, we have parking spaces available for all residents as well as a limited amount of covered carport spaces.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we allow pets but certain fees and policies apply. Please contact us with additional questions.
What if there is a medical emergency?
Summit has a robust emergency response system and 24-hour staffing to respond to any resident’s needs.
What levels of care are available?
Summit by Morrison offers Independent Living options for those who can live independently, as well as options for Assisted Living and Memory Care.
How does Independent Living differ from Assisted Living?
Assisted Living allow you to live independently, with extra assistance from Summit staff with medications, Activities of Daily Living, meals and housekeeping.
Do you accept residents who have dementia?
Yes, our Memory Care Household is specifically designed for people with dementia.
What is Memory Care?
Alzheimer’s and dementia are two of the common memory-loss conditions included under the umbrella of Memory Care. This specialized care spans a spectrum of services depending upon the severity of symptoms exhibited by an individual. Memory Care goes beyond what is traditionally offered in an assisted living setting by increasing the facilitation of Activities of Daily Living.
In recognition of the unique care challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia pose, our Memory Care Household is solely for residents requiring this extra care. We have incorporated unique design elements that research has shown to lower stress in individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. These include increased natural lighting, meal choice and a residential home design that still allows for a sense of freedom.
Are there physicians or health professionals on site?
Nurses and licensed health care professionals are on site 24 hours a day to assist with Activities of Daily Living (for Assisted Living and Memory Care residents) and health and wellness programs. Directly across the street from Summit is the Weeks Medical Center Whitefield Physicians’ Office, with eight physicians specializing in Podiatric Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Do you provide transitional support to residents who need hospice care?
Yes, Summit by Morrison provides this support for Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Should hospice care be needed, Summit by Morrison can help residents find local hospice agencies to come in and provide this service.
Are there daily activities for residents?
All residents have access to a comprehensive activities program which includes social, cultural, educational, spiritual, musical, and recreational activities.
Where and when is dining offered?
One of Summit’s finest features is its beautiful restaurant-style dining room with plentiful open seating and a professional wait staff. Three meals a day are offered, including a daily continental breakfast, salads, six to eight entrees, sumptuous desserts and a wide array of beverages. Special occasion dinners are offered, as well as morning and afternoon coffee and tea.
Is there internet access on site?
Yes. All cottages and apartments are cable TV and internet ready. Wireless internet (Wi-FI) is also available throughout Summit by Morrison.
Are there communal areas and amenities?
There are many common areas, including activity rooms, the auditorium, dining rooms, a private dining room that can be reserved by residents, a fitness center, a library, gardens and walking paths.
Are haircuts provided on site?
We have a hair salon and barbershop in the Summit building; services are available a la cart.
Does Summit by Morrison have a spa?
While Summit does not offer a full-service spa, we do have a hair salon and a private soaking tub.
What if I need assistance with reservations, tickets, transportation or directions away from Summit?
Summit by Morrison offers full concierge service onsite.
Is there quiet space?
Yes. Summit by Morrison has a library for reading and quiet reflection.
What makes Summit by Morrison different than other senior living communities/facilities in New Hampshire?
There are many senior living communities in New Hampshire, but Summit by Morrison is the first of its kind in the White Mountain Region. For seniors who want to leave their home but stay in this beautiful natural setting, or for those who want to join us from afar, Summit offers carefree, autonomous living surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, ample open space and unlimited fresh air. Summit is a true community unto itself, but also part of Whitefield and the larger Northern New Hampshire communities where independent spirit combines with community involvement and support for all.
Is smoking permitted?
The campus is tobacco-free.
Is Medicare or Medicaid accepted?