Frequently Asked Questions
It all begins with a phone call. For some, this call might mean freedom from taking care of a house, the ability to meet friends for dinner again, and the knowledge that we’re here to help with current and future health care. For others, the call might be filled with fear and trepidation about an unknown: Am I ready for a senior living community?
Whether you are excited or nervous about making the call, or somewhere in the middle, your call will be answered by a friendly and knowledgeable member of our marketing team here at Pennswood Village. One of our Sales Counselors will answer any questions you may have about Pennswood and find out more about you – where are you living now, when would you anticipate making a move, what are you looking for in a senior living community, have you visited other communities, and others. Read the full article »
One of the most important advantages to living here is the excellent healthcare at Pennswood Village, which is available to all residents if he or she experiences a health challenge.
“Staying healthy is a big part of aging successfully,” Charles Whitlock, Director of Health Services for Pennswood Village, says. “People who are just starting to learn about our community usually focus on this vital topic from the beginning.
“I’m glad it is top of mind for them, as it gives me a chance to show what a great advantage it is to live here if you experience a health issue,” he explains.
Pennswood Village is a proud, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Bucks County, PA. With a nationally respected name and a BBB+ Fitch rating, we offer seniors a maintenance-free retirement lifestyle in an inclusive community.
Part of our commitment to residents includes our not-for-profit status. Being a not-for-profit retirement community means that once all of our operating costs are met, any additional funds are reinvested back into the community. This not-for-profit status can make a significant difference in the lives of residents and staff members alike and create a positive environment of support and growth.
Pennswood Village is a Quaker retirement community located in Bucks County, offering area seniors an active, maintenance-free retirement lifestyle in an inclusive environment. With exceptional services and amenities, and a full continuum of healthcare services, Pennswood is a nationally respected organization.
Pennswood is also proud to offer a Life Care Contract, an agreement that guarantees residents priority access to multiple levels of healthcare services, such as personal care and skilled nursing, right on campus.
When you become a resident of Pennswood Village, you will pay a one-time entrance fee that covers the cost of the residence and future healthcare services. Thereafter, you will pay for a monthly service package that includes the upkeep of your residence, the community and campus, dining services, housekeeping services, utilities and so much more — all of which contributes to freeing your time.
When researching your senior living options, it’s important to take into consideration the lifestyle and financial implications of each. By completing a side-by-side comparison and cost-benefits analysis, you’ll be able to accurately compare the differences between living in your current house and choosing to live at a retirement community like Pennswood Village.
Armed with this information, you can use it to your advantage when it comes to making other retirement plans, like how you wish to spend both your money and your time. Do you want to make travel plans? Spend more time with your family? Devote more time to volunteering, a hobby or your career? All of this is up to you!
Everyone has a different idea of what a retirement community looks like, which is why many retirees may think they’re just not ready to move to one yet.
People often assume that it’s better to wait until their needs change to start planning a move. However, many senior living experts agree that the best time to make a move to a retirement community is while you’re active and able to plan thoroughly for the future.
Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community, like Pennswood Village, means having a solid plan for the future. Because we offer independent living, in addition to personal care and skilled nursing services, if your needs are to ever unexpectedly change, they will be met, right here on campus.
Pennswood Village is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also known as a Life Plan Community), which means that we offer residents a full continuum of healthcare services throughout their retirement. In addition to independent living, we also offer personal care and skilled nursing services.
A Comprehensive Contract
When you decide to become a resident of a CCRC, you’ll pay a one-time entrance fee that typically covers the cost of your apartment home as well as future healthcare costs, and offers you priority access to the healthcare services provided on our campus. The contract and apartment home you choose determines the overall cost of the entrance fee, as well as outlines the conditions of healthcare services. But, how do you determine which contract type is best for you? Consider the benefits of Pennswood Village’s Life Care Contract.
Having flexible financial options to make the most of your retirement is important. Pennswood Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Bucks County understands this. As a resident of Pennswood Village, whether you already have long-term care insurance or not, you can live the retirement lifestyle you want with the security and peace of mind of future protection and services.
Joining the Community
With most agreements, a resident will pay an initial, one-time entrance fee when they move into a community (often based on the size of the residence selected), and a recurring monthly fee, also known as a monthly service fee.
After searching for the right community, and planning for the next step in your life, you’ve finally decided to call Pennswood Village your home. So, what is your next step? The process of becoming a resident of Pennswood Village is made easier with the help of our friendly, experienced staff.
Each person moving to Pennswood is unique, and is often faced with circumstances, questions, and challenges that we are happy to talk about and suggest solutions. Our staff knows that moving can be fun and uplifting, but it can also sometimes be confusing, scary and unfamiliar. Our staff takes great pleasure in making your move as stress-free as possible by getting to know you and your expectations.
When searching for a senior living community, prospective residents are often looking for a community as unique as they are — a place to learn and grow, to relax and enjoy, as well as contribute to the wider community and the world. Some people visit Pennswood once and immediately know that this is the community they will call home and others visit many times before making a final decision.
Pennswood Village is different from other senior living communities and our residents describe what makes us unique. From the welcoming, friendly residents and our above-and-beyond staff members, to the vibrant culture, and more, Pennswood is a step above the rest.
“My wife and I visited 12 Life Care communities, mainly in Bucks County,” said Tony Spisto, a resident who recently moved to Pennswood. “We had a list of tangible criteria, including the cost, nurse to resident ratio, Medicare ratings, cleanliness, and contracts. Pennswood came out consistently on top.”