Q. What is the Holland Christian Home?
A. The Holland Christian Home is a senior residence providing superior Life Care for over 100 years. In addition, we are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The Home is a private facility and receives no funding from Medicare, Medicaid, or state or local governments.
Q. What exactly is LIFE CARE?
A. LIFE CARE is a continuum of care given for the rest of your life, including the assurance of skilled nursing care if you should need it at any time, at no added cost. Please see below for more information on costs.
Q. What is included in the care that the Holland Christian Home provides?
A. Among many of the services and benefits every resident of the Home enjoys are a private room with bath, 3 nutritious meals daily, professional medication management, access to our Mountain View Nursing Unit– with round-the-clock skilled nursing care and a qualified physician always on call, choice of multiple daily activities, access to all public areas, such as the spacious grounds, meticulously manicured gardens, chapel, library, resident computer room, coffee shops and special occasion rooms, cable television, laundry facilities , housekeeping services, $50/month cash payment for personal needs and access to limited on-site bank services (available twice each month).
Q. What are the criteria for admission?
A. Applicants must be at least 75 years of age, ambulatory and in relatively good health. Medical certification from an applicant’s physician and a satisfactory pre-admission physical from our medical director are both mandatory requirements. Seniors who need limited assistance with daily activities such as grooming and dressing may be eligible for our Extra Care rooms.
Q. How do I apply for admission, and how long does the process take?
A. Our business office will provide an application form. Once the form is completed and returned, you will be contacted when there is availability. When a room becomes available to you, the typical entry process takes about 30 days. There is often a waiting list for rooms at the Home, so it’s never too early to fill out an application!
Q. What does it cost to enter the Home?
A. Residents pay a one-time entrance fee (currently $330,000 for singles; there is a discount for couples who jointly occupy one room). Residents also make a monthly Social Security and/or pension contribution (currently $1600/month); during the first 8 years of residency, any excess income is refunded to the resident. Residents are also responsible for maintaining secondary medical insurance and covering prescription, hearing and vision expenses. However, if at any time you require it, you have immediate access to the professional nursing staff in our Mountain View Nursing Unit at no additional cost.
How do these costs compare to other resident retirement and nursing facilities?
Over an eight year period (which is the average length of stay at the Home), our costs are significantly lower than similar facilities in our area. These costs calculate to under $166 per day… unheard of in the health care industry today!
Q. Does the Home have a refund policy?
A. Yes. Significant refunds are made to an estate if death occurs within the first 4 years of residency. The refund depends on the length of stay, and can amount to as much as $200,000.
Q. Must I turn over all my assets to the Home?
A. Absolutely not! All assets in excess of the Home entrance fee are retained by you.