Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Joining a Village has many benefits.
- It’s an approach to aging that connects you with new people and ways to enjoy life
- It empowers you to take responsibility for your future
- It equips you with knowledge and connects you to the best service
- It provides a practical, well thought-out plan for a time when you may need help…what you need, when you need it
It makes great financial sense.
- Medicare does NOT pay for long-term care.
- There is a publicly funded long-term care system, but to qualify you must be Medicaid eligible–i.e.; have a very limited income.
- Without Medicaid the only option is Private Pay.
Here are some ball-park costs for Private Pay long-term care:
- In-home Care – the average rate for in-home care is $20 to $30/hour, usually with a 2 to 4-hour minimum or $40 – $120 per day $14,600 – $43,800 per year
- Independent, Assisted Living & Adult Family Homes: the average is about $3000 to $6000 monthly or $36,000 to $72,00 per year
- Nursing Home: the average is $8,670 monthly or $104,040 per year
It gives peace of mind & a sense of purpose
- Gives peace of mind to your loved ones because they know your Village will support you
- Offers you the opportunity to tailor your own activities & connect with others who enjoy doing what you like to do
- Provides you with meaning and purpose by volunteering…on your own terms and in your own neighborhood
Why join before I need services?
Ease of accepting help in the future.
- It’s a great way to “pay it forward.” If you join a Village while you’re robust, you’ll be best able to help shape what is offered when you need it.
- You will feel better about being on the receiving end of services when your time of need arises.
No waiting period.
- When you pay it forward, the Village is there right when you need it; you’re in the system with no time needed to process an application.
- You can enjoy new activities and friendships without needing services.
It’s an endeavor worth supporting.