Frequently asked questions
What is Boulevard Alp?
Boulevard ALP is an Assisted Living Program (ALP), Enriched Housing, and Independent livång program approved by the New York State Department of Health. Boulevard ALP will enable seniors who require some home care servåces, medical attention and assistance with daily activities to continue living independently in their apartments within the warmth and security of a community environment.
How many apartments does the Alp have?
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 exhibit need for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.
What sort of supervision is provided at Boulevard Alp?
Our staff has been delivering health care services for over 30 years. Home Health Aides (HHA) periodically check on residents throughout the day and overnight to ensure the safety and care of the residents. There is s concierge service 7 days a week 24 hours a day.
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?
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 permitted 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?
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?
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 anough income to pay for only a few month's rent?
I have a spend-down amount from Medicaid, how does that 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 till 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 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 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) plan if I come to Boulevard Alp?
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?
It is difficult for me to get to Boulevard Alp. Do i have to appear 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 im 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 wheel chair, can i still reside 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 to 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 supervise 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.
What sort of supervision is provided at Boulevard Alp?
Our staff has been delivering health care services for over 30 years. Home Health Aides (HHA) periodically check on residents throughout the day and overnight to ensure the safety and care of the residents. There is a concierge service 7 days a week 24 hours a day.