FAQs

FAQs What is a Lifecare community?
Jefferson's Ferry is a Lifecare Retirement Community, with independent residential living for adults age 62 or better, providing services and amenities, and long-term care on-site, at no additional cost (should it be needed). Residents live in their own apartments or cottages, decorated with their own furnishings and cherished possessions.

What can I expect living at Jefferson's Ferry?
Since it is your home, you come and go as you please within a secure community of friends. The services at Jefferson's Ferry give you freedom from housekeeping, lawn care, home maintenance and other chores, allowing you the time to enjoy the things that are most important to you such as visiting friends and family, travel, hobbies and more. You have the added peace of mind knowing that assistance and healthcare are at your fingertips, should you need them.

What are the costs at Jefferson's Ferry?
There are 2 fees: a one-time Entrance Fee and a regular monthly service fee. Jefferson's Ferry offers two choices of Entrance Fee plans: 90% Refundable and Traditional.

The 90% Refundable Entrance Fee Plan allows for a refund of 90% of the original first person Entrance Fee paid upon Residency.

The Traditional Entrance Fee Plan allows for a declining refund over a four-year period. The amount available for a refund declines by 4% after the first 90-days, and further declines 2% per month for the next 48 months of Residency.

The monthly fee simplifies typical monthly expenses and includes all the high quality services and amenities offered here: real estate taxes, property insurance, utilities (except phone and cable), wireless internet, one meal daily, bi-weekly housekeeping, weekly linen service, interior and external grounds keeping maintenance, scheduled transportation, security, parking and round-the-clock emergency response.

Why pay an Entrance Fee for Continuing Care?
The Entrance Fee provides residents with lifetime residency at Jefferson's Ferry, use of all the community amenities and guaranteed priority access to health care services including skilled nursing care, if needed, at no additional charge.

Can I bring my pet?
Pets are always welcome at Jefferson's Ferry.

Is there parking for my car?
Yes. Parking is available in lots adjacent to the apartments. The cottages have their own attached garages.

Is there extra storage?
Jefferson's Ferry has additional, lockable indoor storage space in the lower level of the community center for your seldom used possessions and/or seasonal items.

Are there recreational/educational programs?

One of the benefits of Jefferson's Ferry is our extensive offering of engaging educational and recreational activities. We offer a regular schedule of lectures, music, art, movies, entertainment, health and wellness programs, trips in our own buses, gardening, bridge groups, and many other programs. A few examples of the range of programs we offer are Tai Chi, water aerobics, computer classes, fitness programs, transportation to spiritual /religious services for all faiths, happy hour, travelogues, and Wii bowling teams. Jefferson's Ferry has an indoor pool, fitness center, performing arts center, library and computer center, billiards, woodworking shop, bank, beauty salon/barber, and putting green.

Can my grandchildren visit?

Guests of any age are always welcome at Jefferson's Ferry because it is your home.

Can guests stay overnight?
Your may entertain overnight guests in your apartment or cottage. There are also guest suites available at a reasonable cost.

Is there a place where my bridge group, book club or other group could meet?
Jefferson's Ferry has lounges for reading, socializing or throwing a private dinner party. We offer many classes, activities, volunteer opportunities and special interest groups which you may wish to join. In addition, your own group is welcome to meet at Jefferson's Ferry in any of the available common areas.

What happens if I get sick?
The Vincent Bove Health Center at Jefferson's Ferry has a wellness center, medical director, lab services, visiting physicians, and a 24-hour licensed nurse on duty. If you have a minor illness, such as the flu, you can remain in your apartment or cottage. Tray service is available from one of our dining venues so that you can dine in your home. If a temporary stay or permanent transfer is needed in the health center for a more serious illness or recovery from surgery, your entrance fee provides assisted living or skilled nursing care in a private accommodation at no additional charge.

Will the monthly fee always stay the same?
Your monthly fee will not increase if your need for care arises, however, the fee will go up to cover any increases in the cost of operating the community. Jefferson's Ferry is a not-for-profit community which means any profits stay within the community to help maintain the finest services, care, and amenities. The benefit of Lifecare means your monthly fee remains predictable even if you need short or long-term care in the Health Center.

Can I buy extra meals?
You can purchase additional meals, for a nominal fee, in any of our dining venues or dine out in one of the many area fine restaurants.

If only one meal per day is included, where do I get my other meals?
Your cottage or apartment at Jefferson's Ferry has a fully equipped kitchen so that you may prepare your own meals. You may also purchase additional meals, for a nominal fee, in the restaurant or cafe or dine out in one of the many area restaurants.

How do I become a resident of Jefferson's Ferry?
Complete a Wait List Agreement for the home of your choice and submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. Meet with one of our experienced retirement counselors to place a fully refundable reservation deposit on the apartment or cottage of your choice. Our staff will help guide you through the details of your move.

What if my plans change?
Should your plans change, just notify us in writing to have your fully refundable reservation deposit returned.