Answers to frequently asked questions about Friendship Village and senior living in Columbus
Q: What is a Life Plan Community?
A: Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) is a Life Plan Community, which means we offer the plan for your future. Having a plan that combines the safety net provided by the availability of healthcare with the freedom from the day-to-day tasks that come with homeownership allows residents to live life to the fullest. Life Plan ensures placement for care services at a set price. Life Plan combines the freedoms and benefits of independent living with preferred access to on-site care for life. You have the assurance of a full continuum of quality care for unlimited days at a predicable cost, for life, with guaranteed access to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing at essentially the same monthly fee as your current residence. A Life Plan Community like Friendship Village Columbus provides the perfect opportunity to plan, live and love your retirement.
Q: What types of contracts are available at FVC?
A: FVC offers a variety of contract options, including rental, Life Care and Life Choice. Rental contract provides a pay-as-you-go option. A rental contract is designed for those who prefer no upfront entry fee or buy in. It offers access to all the services and amenities the community provides in a pay-as-you-go model. All associated fees are at market rate.
Make a sound decision with a Life Choice contract.
The Life Choice contract works well for those who have long-term care insurance, prefer to self-insure, or manage pre-existing conditions and have an interest in limiting the impact of future healthcare costs. This contract type offers a reduced, one-time entry fee and guaranteed discount of market rates for all future use of assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing services.
Take control of your future with a Life Care contract
A: Life Care contract provides the greatest control over limiting your future healthcare costs. For a one-time, full entry fee, you will enjoy unlimited access to the full continuum of services provided at a capitated fee, for life. That’s correct — secured set pricing for unlimited use of assisted living, memory support or skilled nursing over the course of your lifetime. Because this option is a type of pre-paid healthcare, there is also the potential for significant tax-related savings.
Q: What does the monthly fee cover?
A: Monthly fees cover:
- Residence, services and amenities
- Freedom from interior and exterior maintenance
- Access to onsite assisted living, memory care, long-term care and skilled nursing care
- Possible tax benefits
- Professional management by United Church Homes of Marion, Ohio
Q: Is the monthly fee subject to change?
A: Yes. We may adjust the monthly fees based on the costs of operation to allow us to continue to provide the top-notch care you need. We will notify all residents if there is any increase in the monthly fee no less than 30 days in advance.
Q: Are rental options available?
A: Yes. Friendship Village Columbus has short and long-term leasing contracts available for independent living apartments.
Q: Are pets permitted at Friendship Village Columbus?
A: Small pets are permitted in Friendship Village Columbus apartments. Please contact a marketing representative at (614) 890-8282 or click here for more information.
To learn more Friendship Village Columbus, call (614) 890-8282 or click here to reach a marketing representative.