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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those interested in our independent living neighborhood. Read on to find out more about Farmington Presbyterian Manor. If there’s a question we haven’t answered here, contact us today.

  • Are you a part of the Presbyterian Church? Do I have to be Presbyterian to come here?

    We were founded by the Presbyterian Church originally, but formed a faith-based, non-profit organization several decades ago. You do not have to be a Presbyterian to live in our manor – all faiths are welcome. Our church services are non-denominational and led by area pastors of different denominations. We also have weekly Catholic rosary services and monthly mass.

  • When is the right time to move into an Independent Living community?

    Seniors often reach a point where they think about rightsizing. Their house may be more than they want or, for some, able to handle. They might start thinking it would be fun to sell the lawn mower and move somewhere maintenance-free. The ideal time to move into an independent living community is when you feel the itch to change things up, but when you are still active enough to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of a senior living community.

  • What are my Independent Living options?

    We offer beautiful one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, duplexes and cottages.

  • Do you have additional storage?

    We do offer small storage areas, or for additional storage, we can direct you to convenient storage units nearby. In addition, we can provide expert assistance in rightsizing. A move of this kind usually requires anticipating future needs and making some tough decisions about furnishings and possessions. In truth, you most likely spend the majority of your time in just a few rooms of your house. We can help you in planning. We’ll work with you personally to ensure the choices you make are right for you and consistent with the way you want live.

  • How do your fees work? Is it a buy-in or a monthly fee?

    Monthly accommodation fees begin at $555, depending on the residence and finance option selected. Our campus offers an entrance fee with a lower monthly fee option and higher monthly accommodation option without an entrance fee. Paying an entrance fee up front is like an investment that secures your money and provides an ongoing guaranteed benefit of having lower monthly costs. We recommend you speak with your financial adviser about the best option for you.

  • Why do we require a supplemental insurance?

    Your priority access to other levels of care includes any short-term rehabilitation stays in the health care center. After day 20 of a Medicare-qualifying rehabilitation stay, Medicare does not cover a large portion of the costs. The supplemental insurance covers this gap. Some for-profit nursing homes do not require a supplemental insurance, but Presbyterian Manor does because we are a non-profit organization that is not able to cover that gap if someone is unable to pay for it personally.

  • What are my funding options?

    Independent and assisted living are completely private pay, though some are able to take advantage of a veteran’s aid and admittance fund for veterans and their spouses. The veterans program is run by the government and is need-based.

  • What will Medicare pay for?

    Medicare does not cover independent living fees. Medicare will only pay for a person’s skilled nursing stay if they had a qualifying hospital stay of three midnights or more. Medicare is a federal program designed to cover the cost of a skilled nursing stay when someone has nursing and therapy needs in order to regain their strength. Medicare allows up to 100 days, but only if the patient demonstrates a need for it. Often, Medicare discharges patients before the 100-day mark.

  • Do you offer a meal plan?

    We do not offer dining packages for independent living residents; however, they can purchase individual meals in the dining room for a reduced rate.

  • Do you allow pets? Will you make exceptions to the pet policy?

    Yes, we do allow cats and dogs that weigh 20 pounds or less. All pets must be current on vaccinations. Unfortunately, pets weighing more than 20 pounds are not able to live here, but they are welcome to visit. We do not charge a monthly fee for pets, but there is a $500 non-refundable deposit upon move-in.

  • What are my transportation options?

    Parking is available for Independent Living residents who own vehicles. We also offer scheduled transportation to events and medical appointments.

  • Are utilities included?

    No, utilities aren’t included. Utility costs vary based on the size of your apartment, duplex, or cottage. We can provide estimated monthly utility costs based on prior residents’ costs.

  • What amenities are included?

    Groundskeeping and maintenance are completely taken care of. Every independent living resident has access to activities, scheduled transportation and reduced rates on meals and housekeeping. Independent living residents have priority access to other levels of care as need arises. Lastly, independent living residents are welcome to get out-patient therapy with Aegis Therapy, our in-house therapists.

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