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Do you have questions about Life Plan Communities, senior living, and what it’s like to live at Village On The Isle? We’re sure that the more you know about us, the more you’ll like us. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers are a great place to start.
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What is a Life Plan Community (LPC) or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?
A Life Plan Community (LPC)—also referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)—offers a convenient, satisfying place to call home, with a variety of floor plan options and neighborhoods to choose from. Services and amenities come with a full continuum of on-site health care to bring you real peace of mind. Health care includes priority access to health and wellness services, assisted living, memory care support, post-acute and long-term care. You live in a residential apartment home or cottage where you can participate in a variety of community activities with others who share similar values, interests and outlook. When you move to your new home at Village On The Isle, you are free from the stress of maintenance, housekeeping, and daily meal preparation. Plus, you never have to worry about an abrupt change in your lifestyle if you should need health care support. Coordinating your care needs and preferences will be readily available for you.Close
How does it differ from living at home?
The reality is, living at Village On The Isle is like living at home. The difference is, you will gain a new maintenance-free lifestyle, new friends, convenient and varied opportunities, and the freedom you're accustomed to, but with extra comfort, ease and safety. Life at Village On The Isle will provide you daily enjoyment of chef-prepared meals, a wide range of ongoing social, recreational and spiritual activities and events, routine housekeeping services, scheduled transportation and outings, regular and emergency maintenance services, around-the-clock security with an urgent response system, and much more.Close
Where is Village On The Isle located?
Village On The Isle is located on the beautiful Island of Venice, less than half a mile from the Gulf of Mexico. You will have easy access to downtown shopping, restaurants, arts and cultural events, hospitals and other conveniences you would expect and appreciate.Close
What about furniture, carpets, drapes and appliances?
When you choose Residential Living at Village On The Isle, you furnish your apartment home or cottage as you like. We provide all essential kitchen appliances, granite countertops, washer and dryer, wall-to-wall flooring options, tile in your bathroom and kitchen, and window treatments. Before you move, you will visit our design center and choose from an array of selections based on your preferences.Close
Will I be able to keep my car?
Absolutely. There is convenient parking on site for you and your guests. Covered parking is available for residents at an additional monthly charge.Close
What happens when I travel?
Travel as often and as long as you like—your home and possessions will remain well-attended. Your residence will be regularly checked by our security and housekeeping staff as requested.Close
What type of security is provided?
You and your apartment will be protected by our 24-hour urgent response system, as well as by security personnel that monitor the campus around the clock. We also provide well-lighted parking and pedestrian areas, and have introduced the latest technology for access control to your residence and neighborhood’s main entrance.Close
Will I be able to continue my special diet?
Yes, you can. Our seasonal menu items are made-to-order. Our culinary program directors partner with a committee of residents to plan a variety of options for you to enjoy that fulfill your dietary preferences. A nutritionist is also available to meet with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific health and wellness needs.Close
May I have overnight guests, and may they join me in the dining room?
Just like in your current house or condo, your guests—children, grandchildren, friends and relatives—are always welcome. They can enjoy meals with you in the dining room for a minimal charge. Should you need extra space for overnight visitors, guest suites are available.Close
Is Village On The Isle a tobacco-free campus?
Yes, Village On The Isle is entirely tobacco-free. This policy applies to all community spaces, grounds, and residences, and all residents, staff members, guests and visitors.Close
Are pets allowed?
Yes. Pets are allowed and welcome based upon registration requirements and policies of the community. Pet acceptance depends on the neighborhood you choose.Close
What is the Health Center?
Our Health Center offers comprehensive 24/365 nursing care, plus rehabilitation services comprised of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. We offer restorative programs to help residents regain lost balance or improve other mobility issues. Our objective is to help you achieve your maximum independence. Also, as a resident member of Village On The Isle, you will always receive priority access to our full continuum of health care services located conveniently on our campus.Close
Is a doctor always available?
Yes. Our Health Center assigns an attending physician who is on call 24 hours a day. For Residential Living residents, we offer transportation services (if needed), so you may continue to see your preferred physician. We also offer resources for house-call physician services for primary care support in the comfort of your home.Close
What if I have a medical emergency?
Every residence is equipped with an urgent response system designed to alert staff 24 hours a day. In the event of an emergency, residents are always encouraged to call "911" first as staff will respond promptly to provide support until the paramedics arrive.Close
What does the monthly service fee cover?
Standard items included in your monthly service fee include:
- One meal per day in our restaurant-style dining venues
- All utilities, including basic cable and local and long-distance telephone service
- Wireless internet services
- Comprehensive interior and exterior maintenance
- Housekeeping services
- Property taxes
- Building insurance
- 24-Hour security and urgent response assistance
- Scheduled local transportation including medical appointments
- Planned social and recreational programs
- Multiple fitness centers
- Heated outdoor pool
- Woodworking shop
- Libraries complete with computers
- Morning pastry and muffins with gourmet coffee
- Self-service copy machines
- Full-time Chaplain
- Check cashing
Priority Access to our Health Care
We offer two contract options—Enhanced Living and Life Care—that allow you to choose how to pay for health care. Either contract provides you priority access to our quality, first-class health care services.
Our Enhanced Living contract option offers you an unlimited assisted living benefit at the same monthly fee you pay in your residential apartment home or cottage, plus you receive thirty-(30) free days per year in our Health Center if you should need around-the-clock care temporarily. If you should require long-term, permanent care in our Health Center, you will have priority admission at the published daily rate for care.
Our Life Care contract option allows you to receive priority access to our entire health care continuum, with a comprehensive health benefit that includes unlimited assisted living, memory care support, and nursing care in our Health Center—all at the same monthly fee you pay in your residential home. Life Care is the ultimate way to achieve asset protection and a greater sense of security about the future for you and your family.
Village On The Isle believes both plans have tremendous value and offer true financial peace of mind youdeserve. Please contact your Retirement Counselor for more details.
Health and Wellness Programs
- All of our wellness programs are directed with the goal of accepting, acknowledging and learning to express our true feelings, which is the key to peace of mind and improved health
- Healthy-eating education
- Group support for grief and healing, with personal counseling available
- Prescription refill reminder program
- Care coordination and discharge planning to assist you in planning your care needs, including elective treatment that may require short-term inpatient or outpatient services
Services Available for an additional charge
- Second or third meals per day in our dining rooms
- Guest meals
- Guest accommodations
- Catering for special occasions
- Beauty and barber services
- Home health services
- Personal transportation (non-medical) off the island
Can I get a medical deduction on my income taxes if I live at Village On The Isle?
Yes, according to current IRS guidelines, you would benefit from a one-time deduction of a portion of your Entrance Fee paid, as well as an annual deduction for a portion of your Monthly Service Fee. Each year, we work with a third-party accounting firm to calculate the percentage of monthly fees that can be deducted, and send you a notice to share with your tax preparer.Close
What happens if my financial assets should be depleted through no fault of my own after I move into Village On The Isle?
Our financial policy allows us to offer a formal financial assistance program, should you deplete the funds necessary to continue living at Village On The Isle through no fault of your own. Certain conditions apply, but this is a great relief to our residents and is part of our not-for-profit mission.Close
I'm interested. What do I do now?
If you would like to look into becoming a resident of Village On The Isle, you'll be pleased to know that the application process is simple and straightforward. Click here to contact us or call