Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG CAN I STAY?
Your length of stay will depend on your individual needs, goals and desires. We encourage a minimum length of stay of two months. Slim Haven is a non-time limited program and offers the flexibility for individuals to use the program as a stepping stone or as a more permanent home.
WILL I BE ALLOWED TO BRING MY PET?
Here at Slim Haven we love animals, but we are unable to have residents bring their own pets with them. Some residents may have allergies to particular types of animals and it would be very difficult to manage these allergies with animals residing inside the home. If you want to have a pet visit, this can be arranged.
WILL I HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM?
Slim Haven has private and shared rooms at its Assisted Living homes. Currently all rooms are private at its AFC homes. Room selection is determined considering availability, needs assessment, and personal preferences.
CAN I RECEIVE PACKAGES AND GET MAIL?
Yes. Letters, packages and anything that arrives for you will be delivered to your room daily. We may sometimes request packages be opened with a House Manager present for monitoring safety.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND CABLE TV?
Yes. Here at Slim Haven Assisted Living homes, you will have free access to wifi. Our AFC homes offer internet and cable TV via our network connection. Emails and contacts from friends and families are an important part of staying connected; we encourage residents to maintain regular contact with family and friends via email or by phone. You may also bring your personal laptop or computer.
CAN I USE THE PHONE? CAN I BRING MY CELL PHONE?
Yes. Each house has a land line to both make and receive calls. The House Manager will assist you with making any calls and getting phone numbers that you may need. Residents are welcome to bring personal cell phones as part of their belongings.
CAN I SMOKE?
Yes, tobacco smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas outside the homes. Residents will explore smoking options with House Manager.
WHAT CAN I BRING WITH ME?
Living at Slim Haven is just like living in your own home. You may bring décor to make your bedroom your own. You may bring your electronics, games, books, and other items you wish to have with you. However, because there are multiple people here, we strive to avoid clutter. Do not bring anything more than will fit comfortably in the assigned storage spaces.