Frequently Asked Questions
Making decisions about how — and where — you want to live often raises some important questions. That’s why we encourage you to “Just Ask.” You’ll find our staff at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village eager to provide the information you need to make informed choices.
Here are three frequently asked questions (FAQs) we’re often asked:
- When is a good time to take the step to move into a retirement community? Before it is absolutely necessary! It has been proven that people are happier and healthier when they are able to choose for themselves and exert some control over their life decisions. It is always best to take this step when you can make your own decisions about accommodations, furnishings you wish to move, and so on. People who wait too long risk the possibility of an illness or injury that would force family members to make those decisions on their behalf. Our residents will often tell you that they wish they had moved sooner.
- Is the cost the same for everyone? Our rates vary depending on your level of care, the type of accommodations you select, and a variety of other factors. Once your application for residency is completed, we conduct an overall assessment to identify any areas of service needed. For those who require assistance, the resident, together with our nurse, decides what assistance he/she wants from Presbyterian Village. We conduct the assessment at least once a year or anytime there is a significant change in the residents’ health. The plan, and thus the cost, is individualized for each person.
- Will Medicare pay for any of my stay at Presbyterian Village? Medicare will not pay for assisted living. However, if you have a long term care (nursing home) insurance policy, most of your assisted living stay may be covered. Many of our residents have been pleasantly surprised to find they have coverage for assisted living. The likelihood of insurance covering assisted living costs can usually be determined in advance.