Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your questions.
It’s important to be informed about all your senior living options. That’s why we’ve gathered the following information to help you understand why John Knox Village of Central Florida is a great place to live.
Frequently Asked Questions
It sounds like a real value, but what does it cost?
Monthly fees start at $2,433 and entrance fees start at $73,000. Included in that cost will be your residence; a dining plan; access to all amenities, services and community events; and access to our full continuum of long-term care.
What are the daily restrictions of living here?
Are you kidding? This is the place for more freedom, more flexibility and more fun. Every day is yours to enjoy the way you see fit, as it should be.
Is John Knox Village pet-friendly?
You bet! This is a great place for furry friends.
Is there an entrance fee?
Yes. Your entrance fee will depend on the size of residence you select and the number of occupants. It guarantees you residency at John Knox Village of Central Florida for life and gives you access to a full continuum of long-term care, for as long as you need it.
Is there a monthly fee?
Think of the monthly fee as a consolidation of all the bills and costs of living in a house. Your monthly fee will pay for all maintenance, housekeeping, meals, water, cable, electricity, unlimited use of common spaces and campus amenities, and much more. The amount you pay depends on the size of residence you choose and whether you live with a second person. A second person pays a significantly lower monthly fee.
What exactly is Life Care?
It’s a financial contract and plan that provides all the services and amenities of independent living, with lifetime access to a continuum of care at predictable monthly rates. At John Knox Village of Central Florida, this includes assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and home health care services. All care is provided at our community, keeping you close to friends and family, and eliminating the need for disruptive moves if needs ever change.
What if I run out of money?
If you outlive your resources for reasons outside of your control and are unable to pay your monthly service fee, you’re still entitled to guaranteed priority access to on-site health care.
Does Life Care work with my long-term care insurance?
If you have a long-term care insurance policy, you might be eligible to receive benefits if you need long-term care. Your policy may work hand in hand with Life Care and pay earned benefits directly to you – but you should consult your insurance carrier for specific details about your policy.
What are the tax benefits of having Life Care?
Because of the financial arrangements under which care is provided, a portion of your Life Care contract may be deductible as a prepaid medical expense. Please talk to your accountant or financial advisor about these tax advantages.
What is assisted living like at John Knox Village?
We want to support a person’s independence as much as possible. So we provide assisted living services – taking medicines, bathing, dressing, meals, transportation and housekeeping – in the comfort, privacy and familiarity of the resident’s apartment home.
Are the apartment homes furnished?
No. You have the freedom to furnish and decorate any way you wish. Bring treasured furniture and belongings, or make a fresh start with new pieces that make everyday living even more comfortable.
Do you offer activities?
Yes! Each day is filled with opportunities to build new friendships through activity choices, socials and entertainment, as well as access to life-enriching services and amenities around the community.
Are there opportunities to get out and about?
Absolutely! In addition to private transportation services for physician visits and other needs, John Knox Village offers frequent group shopping, dining and entertainment excursions at many popular off-campus venues.
What if my loved one needs more than what’s provided in assisted living?
At John Knox Village, we offer a continuum of care. In addition to assisted living, we provide memory care and skilled nursing. These programs provide round-the-clock care for individuals recovering from illness or injury, or those needing more long-term supervision or support.
What if memory care is needed?
It’s available through our full continuum of care. Memory care at John Knox Village provides specialized care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s assisted living that provides purpose and accomplishment in a comfortable environment – every hour of every day. As needs progress, John Knox Village offers memory care in a skilled nursing environment.
How is memory care different from assisted living?
Memory loss, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, affects more than just that individual. At John Knox Village, we work with individuals, family members and caregivers, searching for the right balance of respect and care. Our thoughtful layout and design reduces confusion and provides complete security around the clock. With special programs designed for those with memory loss, memory care at John Knox Village enables pleasant and peaceful days.
Is the staffing different?
Yes. Staff members are specially trained in person-centered memory care. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families.
What if my loved one needs memory care as well as other assistance?
At John Knox Village, memory care services are offered in both our assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods. If your loved one’s needs change, we’re equipped to enhance the level of care seamlessly. It’s part of our continuum of care that helps us serve residents and their families at the highest level.
What is skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing is for individuals with medical needs requiring the skill of round-the-clock licensed nurses and therapists. Skilled nursing is appropriate for people recovering from illness, injury, surgery or stroke who need intensive therapy and care to gain optimal well-being and health.
When would someone need long-term care?
Potential candidates for long-term nursing care include those dealing with an ongoing health condition or disability, chronic or severe pain, a chronic medical condition, permanent disability, dementia, or those who need help with activities of daily living.
Will Medicare pay for skilled nursing?
John Knox Village is Medicare-certified. With a qualifying hospital stay, Medicare typically covers days 1-20 of the stay. A Medicare-set daily coinsurance rate will be assessed for days 21-100. Medicare payment rules are very stringent and vary depending on a number of factors. Your out-of-pocket expense may vary based on any additional insurance coverage you may have. Visit https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/skilled-nursing-facility-snf-care for more details.
What types of therapies do you offer?
Physical therapy, to help you regain your strength, mobility and balance; occupational therapy, aimed at improving your ability to perform everyday tasks; and speech therapy, to enhance your communication and eating or swallowing skills.
Is occupational therapy the same as physical therapy?
It’s similar in that it helps restore strength and mobility. Occupational therapy helps people adapt to their social and physical environments through education in things like dressing, memory training and coordination exercises.
How often will I receive therapy services?
Every person receives an individualized treatment plan, based on medical certification by their doctor, which addresses condition and specific rehabilitation needs. We’ll provide the appropriate services as recommended by your therapy team after admission.
Who’ll be involved in my care?
A team that includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, dietitian and therapists will provide care, guide your rehabilitation process, and work in partnership with you and your family members.
Do I need to be a John Knox Village resident?
No. Rehabilitation services at John Knox Village are open to local community individuals through direct admission. We’re Medicare-certified, accept most major insurance providers, and will assist you and your family in guiding you through the administrative process.
What will happen when I’m ready to return home?
Prior to your discharge, a plan will be developed that determines any equipment needs and in-home services you may require. John Knox Village home health services are available to help with your transition – providing physical, occupational and speech therapies in the comfort and privacy of your own home. You may also visit the rehabilitation area on campus to continue outpatient therapy services.
Home Health Care
What is home health care?
Professional home health care services include a broad range of care and support services for individuals recovering from a hospital stay or who need medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.
Who needs home health care?
Many individuals need home health care services, including:
- Older individuals who have health problems but want to maintain their independence in their homes with the support of a professional caregiver
- Individuals 65 years or older who return home after surgery and need care, supervision or assistance with daily living activities
- Individuals who have complex treatments that require use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring
- Adults who want their parents to have quality care at home
Do you need to be hospitalized to receive home health care?
No, hospitalization is not a requirement to qualify for home health care services. Many recipients of our home health care services are referred by their personal physicians.
What does a home health caregiver do?
Some examples of caregiver assistance include taking someone to the doctor or shopping, assisting with bill paying, providing emotional support, and/or assisting with bathing and/or dressing.