About the Assessment

I know it sounds scary and most potential residents do feel apprehensive about the required pre-admission assessment. However, there really is nothing to be concerned about. This is not a pass/fail ‘test’ but rather it creates a baseline for Ganton Senior Communities to use to establish a required level of care for each incoming resident. Our goal is to ensure our staff is able to adequately care for your every need – this assessment provides this insight.

What is the assessment?

Half of the assessment is a physical assessment…basically our Director of Resident Care will ask you a series of questions about your daily activities and personal hygiene and habits. This will help us better understand what assistance in daily living (ADL) you may need.

The other half of the assessment is the administration of the MoCA test, pronounced ‘mocha’. It is a one page, 30-point test, which essentially allows us to see how you currently process provided instruction. A sample question is provided below:




More information on the MoCA Assessment:

MoCA stands for Montreal Cognitive Assessment and was created in 1996 by Dr. Ziad Nasreddine in Montreal, Canada.

The MoCA test is now used in 100 countries, in almost every letter of the alphabet, and translated to 36 languages and dialects!

It is currently used for detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment in multiple conditions:

MCI/Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Parkinson, HIV, Fronto-temporal dementia, Huntington, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart failure, Lung disease, REM sleep disorders, Sleep apnea, Substance abuse, Visual impairment, Brain tumors, Lupus, Epilepsy.

Other important reminders about the assessment!!

1) The assessment incurs a one-time cost of $600. If the assessment is not successful (meaning, we are not able to safely care for you) we will refund 75% of the cost. If the assessment is done and you choose not to live in one of the Ganton Senior Community facilities, no refund will be given.

2) The assessment is ‘good’ for 30 days…meaning, you will typically sign a lease within the next 30 days.

3) We collect this important information to assist us in developing an individualized plan of care for you. We will review it periodically to ensure you are still receiving the appropriate level of care and support needed after you’ve moved in.

4) Loved ones and/or caregivers may sit with you throughout the assessment.


To schedule your assessment, please call Alyssa Jones, Marketing Director for Ganton Senior Communities. 269/969-4000