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Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living

Independent Living

Is there a minimum age for residency?

Yes, residents must be at least 55. 

Must I be Presbyterian or Methodist, or a member of a Methodist or Presbyterian Church to be accepted for admission?

No. As a Presbyterian Senior Living Community, we enjoy the strength and stability of an organization that has served seniors for more than 80 years. Caring for people is not just our job – it’s our calling. It is our policy to admit and treat all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, religious creed, handicap or disability.

Are pets permitted?

Yes, a maximum of two non-aggressive house pets, i.e., dogs, cats, and birds, are welcome. Pets must be leashed and have current vaccinations. Any pet-related damage is the responsibility of the resident.

Is smoking permitted?

Presbyterian Senior Living communities are committed to providing a healthy environment for both residents and staff. Residents, employees, visitors, vendors, contractors and volunteers are not permitted to use any tobacco products on our properties. We are pleased to join many other organizations that have taken this step and are reaping the benefits of a healthier environment.

May an overnight guest visit?

Guests are always welcome to visit and stay in your home for up to two weeks. We also offer overnight accommodations in the Stone House for a nominal fee.

Are residents in the cottages permitted to have a garden?

Absolutely! This is encouraged and is a popular resident activity.

What kind of heat is in the cottages?

Electric baseboard heat.

What kind of heat is in the Independent Living apartments?

Gas forced hot air.

Is there a waiting list?

Please call for our current availability. If there is a waiting list, you may place your name on our priority list by sending us the "Preliminary Application for Residence" and the "Confidential Financial Resources Record," along with a fully refundable $1,000.00.

Do I have to be a member of Quincy Village to be considered for admission to the Personal Care residence?

No. Our current residents, however, have priority should they need additional care. Call for availability.

I see that you are now offering Personal Care instead of Assisted Living. What is the difference?

Historically, Pennsylvania has only had a licensure category for personal care homes, however, they allowed all personal care providers to use the term "assisted living" to describe the services they provide. Based on new regulations, we must revise all promotional, signage, and other materials to reflect a change in terminology from "assisted living" to "personal care". Please be aware this change in terminology is due to a change in state licensure and does not involve a change in our operations, staffing, programs or services. Quincy Village staff and volunteers remain committed to striving for the high quality care and service that residents have come to expect and enjoy.

Are criminal background checks conducted?

We are committed to the safety of all of our residents. Criminal background checks have historically been routinely conducted for all staff prior to hiring. In addition, criminal background checks are conducted during the application process for independent living residents to identify felony convictions which may interfere with the health, safety and right to peaceful enjoyment of other community residents.

Do you permit hunting and/or heirloom firearms?

Liability is an issue regarding the storing or displaying of weapons on site. Guns and other weapons may NOT be retained or stored on premises. Please consult with the individual community director about the rules and regulations for collector weapons.

As a resident of Quincy Village's Independent Living community, what kind of insurance should I have to protect my personal possessions? ​Renter’s Insurance? What about other insurances?

You need Renter’s Insurance for the amount of your personal property. In addition, you should retain your health, liability, auto, and life insurance, just as though you were living outside of a retirement village.

Are there additional costs/fees other than the monthly fees, cost to move in and telephone bill? Any hidden fees similar to condo or maintenance fees?

There are no hidden charges. Naturally, if a resident chooses to upgrade appliances, paint a room or entire residence or make other interior or exterior changes to the unit, outside normal wear and tear and repair for which Quincy Village is responsible, the resident would need approval for such changes from our Executive Director and would be billed accordingly.

Can I purchase housekeeping and transportation services apart from or in addition to my monthly plan?

Yes, you can purchase housekeeping, laundry, transportation and additional maintenance services according to your needs. Refer to our At-Home Services program.

Are the monthly fees fixed for a set period of time or permanent? ​What criteria determine any increases?

Monthly service fees can increase annually (normally January of each year), and increases reflect operational cost increases, such as utilities, liability insurance, employee health insurance, etc.

Is full payment of the residency entrance fee required at the time of move in or can it be done in payments?​Is financing available?

10% is required at the time the contract is signed. Balance is due at move in. You may wish to obtain a bridge loan from your bank.

Once a deposit has been made and I am placed on the waiting list, am I allowed to turn down a home that becomes available? Is there a limit to the number of times I can turn down a home without losing my priority on the waiting list?

Yes, you can turn down an apartment or cottage that becomes available. The deposit remains good and can be applied toward the entrance deposit upon signing a contract. You can turn down any unit offered without losing your place on the waiting list.

If I live in an Independent Living cottage or apartment for awhile, then need temporary or permanent medical care, can I move into Personal Care? How is the transition handled? What happens to my cottage or apartment?

An advantage of moving to our community is that it offers multi levels of care. Residents can move through the continuum of care as needed and appropriate. If you move from Independent Living to Personal Care on a temporary basis, you would continue to pay your monthly fee for your cottage or apartment and the per-diem rate for personal care. If the move to Personal Care becomes permanent, then you have 30 days to remove your belongings and turn in your keys before billing is ceased for the cottage or apartment. You would then continue to pay the per-diem rate for your personal care accommodation. The refund of your entrance fee (if any) would be handled according to your original agreement.

How do you assess my ongoing needs?

We meet with each person when he or she joins our community to identify their unique health and wellness needs. We then meet periodically so that we are able to take advantage of every opportunity to promote wellness, safety and as much independence as possible.

What makes Presbyterian Senior Living Communities different?

Presbyterian Senior Living Communities have the strength of a relatively large organization and the financial resources to provide the security that older adults expect from an organization that promises to be there for as long as needed. Our individual communities, however, offer a range of sizes and reflect our commitment to the personal touch. They are places where the staff can know each resident as an individual, and where residents’ likes and dislikes are recognized and accommodated whenever possible. Being not-for-profit gives our organization the freedom to concentrate on the needs of residents first. While for-profit corporations have the dual responsibility of providing care for residents, as well as satisfying the needs of investors, we can remain more sharply focused on meeting the needs of residents. We believe that the ability to express these higher values also enables us to attract employees and volunteers with similar values.

Do you embrace cultural diversity?

As a faith based organization, Presbyterian Senior Living is founded on the belief that every human being is of infinite worth as a unique creation of God. Based on this premise, Presbyterian Senior Living is committed to fully embracing the diversity of all persons served, so that together, we can foster a culture of inclusion in an environment free of all forms of discrimination where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is to cultivate awareness and understanding of personal differences and biases so that an environment of understanding, acceptance, respect and support is established.

What happens if you are with us longer than your resources last?

No one has ever been asked to leave the Presbyterian Senior Living system of care because they had outlived their resources. There is, however, an application process, which requires that eligibility for Medical Assistance and other third-party reimbursements be maintained. Divesting assets through gifts, trusts, or in other ways could disqualify you for this assistance or result in a longer time period before which you would qualify. We have an unwavering history of keeping our commitment to the people we serve.

How do you handle refunds when residents leave the community?

Under all entrance plans, any refund is payable when the apartment or cottage has been vacated, the resident has permanently departed from all levels of care in the community, and when the unit has been resold and reoccupied. 

Affordable Senior Housing

What are the rents?

A federal program sets the rents and there are both minimum and maximum income limits. The income limits vary according to the number of persons in your household. Please call for further details or download our Community Information Packet which includes our rate sheet and qualifying income worksheet for the community.

Please Note: Apartments within the community have different income limits. An applicant’s income-eligibility must be determined as it relates to an available apartment. If an applicant does not meet the income requirements for a particular available apartment, they may retain their current place on the waiting list as long as their household income is not less than the minimum or more than the maximum income limits for the community.

Are there any services or activities?

Our Supportive Services Coordinator and the Resident’s Association coordinate services and activities. The Community Room has a television with cable TV and many activities are held there. Examples of activities include monthly Resident’s Association meetings, potluck dinners, movie or game nights, bingo, music night, speakers and resources and theme parties around the holidays, as well as health and wellness programs. The Fitness Center will keep you in shape. Get a little bored on a treadmill? The Fitness Center has cable TV that you can enjoy while walking your way to fitness.

Are there any utilities covered in the rent?

Yes! Rent includes water, sewer, trash and all electric including heat and air conditioning. You can take comfort in the fact that you’ll know what your living expenses will be each month.

Interested in learning more?

Download the Wesley House at Quincy Community Information Packet to view all Affordable Senior Housing FAQs, Rates, Floor Plans, and More!

Personal Care

Do I have to be a resident of Quincy Village to be considered for admission to the Personal Care residence?

Yes. And many of our residents receive the benefit of Personal Care care without being required to move out of their Independent Living homes. The Personal Care Administrator does an individual assessment to see what level of care is best as you age gracefully in the comfort of your apartment. This service benefit enables couples to stay together in their homes for as long as possible.

Must I be a Presbyterian or a Methodist or a member of a Presbyterian or Methodist Church to be accepted for admission?

No. As a Presbyterian Senior Living Community, we enjoy the strength and stability of an organization that has served seniors for more than 80 years. Caring for people is not just our job – it’s our calling. It is our policy to admit and treat all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, religious creed, handicap or disability.

What makes Presbyterian Senior Living Communities different?

Presbyterian Senior Living Communities have the strength of a relatively large organization and the financial resources to provide the security that older adults expect from an organization that promises to be there for as long as needed. Our individual communities, however, offer a range of sizes and reflect our commitment to the personal touch. They are places where the staff can know each resident as an individual, and where residents’ likes and dislikes are recognized and accommodated whenever possible. Being not-for-profit gives our organization the freedom to concentrate on the needs of residents first. While for-profit corporations have the dual responsibility of providing care for residents, as well as satisfying the needs of investors, we can remain more sharply focused on meeting the needs of residents. We believe that the ability to express these higher values also enables us to attract employees and volunteers with similar values.

​Do you embrace cultural diversity?

As a faith based organization, Presbyterian Senior Living is founded on the belief that every human being is of infinite worth as a unique creation of God. Based on this premise, Presbyterian Senior Living is committed to fully embracing the diversity of all persons served, so that together, we can foster a culture of inclusion in an environment free of all forms of discrimination where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is to cultivate awareness and understanding of personal differences and biases so that an environment of understanding, acceptance, respect and support is established.

Are you reasonably priced?

Our rates are competitive. The daily fee reflects the charge for the Personal Care suite or apartment and the day-to-day costs of providing quality service and care.

Is smoking permitted?

Presbyterian Senior Living communities are committed to providing a healthy environment for both residents and staff. Residents, employees, visitors, vendors, contractors and volunteers are not permitted to use any tobacco products on our properties. We are pleased to join many other organizations that have taken this step and are reaping the benefits of a healthier environment.

I see that you are now offering Personal Care instead of Assisted Living. What is the difference?

Historically, Pennsylvania has only had a licensure category for personal care homes, however, they allowed all personal care providers to use the term "assisted living" to describe the services they provide. Based on new regulations, we must revise all promotional, signage, and other materials to reflect a change in terminology from "assisted living" to "personal care". Please be aware this change in terminology is due to a change in state licensure and does not involve a change in our operations, staffing, programs or services. Quincy Village staff and volunteers remain committed to striving for the high quality care and service that residents have come to expect and enjoy.

Regarding Personal Care, does Medicare cover some of the cost?

No. Neither Medicare nor Medicaid pay for Personal Care services.

What happens if you are with us longer than your resources last?

No one has ever been asked to leave the Presbyterian Senior Living system of care because they had outlived their resources. There is, however, an application process, which requires that eligibility for Medical Assistance and other third-party reimbursements be maintained. Divesting assets through gifts, trusts, or in other ways could disqualify you for this assistance or result in a longer time period before which you would qualify. We have an unwavering history of keeping our commitment to the people we serve.

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

How many skilled nursing residents can Quincy Village accommodate?

Quincy Village's Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center can serve 132 residents. 

Must I be a Presbyterian or a Methodist or a member of a Presbyterian or Methodist Church to be accepted for admission?

No. Presbyterian Senior Living communities enjoy the strength and stability of an organization that has served seniors for more than 80 years. Caring for people is not just our job - it's our calling. It is our policy to admit and treat all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, religious creed, handicap or disability.

How do I pay for Quincy Village's skilled nursing care?

Quincy Village accepts private pay, Medical Assistance, Medicare, Medicare Managed Care and many types of insurance.

Visiting my loved one at a long-term care center is difficult. How can I make it more enjoyable and fulfilling for both of us?

Visitors are very important to our residents, and a well-planned visit can be rewarding for both of you. When visiting a loved one, talk to the staff about the best time to visit. Coach your children on what to expect, and plan an activity such as working on a photo album, writing letters, playing cards or a game, or eating a meal together. If your loved one can manage, plan an activity outside of the Center. Check with the Center on its policy on bringing cherished pets to the facility for visits.

Is smoking permitted?

Presbyterian Senior Living communities are committed to providing a healthy environment for both residents and staff. Residents, employees, visitors, vendors, contractors and volunteers are not permitted to use any tobacco products on our properties. We are pleased to join many other organizations that have taken this step and are reaping the benefits of a healthier environment.

What makes Presbyterian Senior Living Communities different?

Presbyterian Senior Living Communities have the strength of a relatively large organization and the financial resources to provide the security that older adults expect from an organization that promises to be there for as long as needed. Our individual communities, however, offer a range of sizes and reflect our commitment to the personal touch. They are places where the staff can know each resident as an individual, and where residents’ likes and dislikes are recognized and accommodated whenever possible. Being not-for-profit gives our organization the freedom to concentrate on the needs of residents first. While for-profit corporations have the dual responsibility of providing care for residents, as well as satisfying the needs of investors, we can remain more sharply focused on meeting the needs of residents. We believe that the ability to express these higher values also enables us to attract employees and volunteers with similar values.

Do you embrace cultural diversity?

As a faith based organization, Presbyterian Senior Living is founded on the belief that every human being is of infinite worth as a unique creation of God. Based on this premise, Presbyterian Senior Living is committed to fully embracing the diversity of all persons served, so that together, we can foster a culture of inclusion in an environment free of all forms of discrimination where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is to cultivate awareness and understanding of personal differences and biases so that an environment of understanding, acceptance, respect and support is established.

What happens if you are with us longer than your resources last?

No one has ever been asked to leave the Presbyterian Senior Living system of care because they had outlived their resources. There is, however, an application process, which requires that eligibility for Medical Assistance and other third-party reimbursements be maintained. Divesting assets through gifts, trusts, or in other ways could disqualify you for this assistance or result in a longer time period before which you would qualify. We have an unwavering history of keeping our commitment to the people we serve.

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