Frequently Asked Questions
About 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.
- 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.