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  • How does the 90% re-occupancy work?
  • The Covington will return 90% of your entrance fee to you or to your estate when you leave once your residence is reoccupied. This benefit is guaranteed for the length of your stay at the Covington. If you leave within the first 90 days of occupancy, 100% of your entrance fee will be returned.

  • Why should my parents move to a senior living community now?
  • The best time to move is while they’re active, healthy and able to enjoy everything we have to offer. People who wait until they’re facing a health problem have fewer options. They’re forced to make a decision in a time of stress. If you want your parents to enjoy a truly carefree retirement, don’t postpone it.

  • What is a Life Plan community?
  • A Life Plan community—of which The Covington is a perfect example—offers a maintenance-free lifestyle and independent residential living with the assurance that your parents will have access to on-site health care services as long as they are residents of the community. Life Plan communities offer Independent Living for residents who don’t need any (or much) daily assistance; Assisted Living or Memory Care for residents who require specialized support with the activities of daily living; and Skilled Nursing care and Rehabilitation in an on-campus Care Center for residents who require 24-hour short- or long-term health care. Life Plan communities offer asset protection, with a choice of contract types, including entrance fees that are 90% refundable to your family’s estate. 

  • What happens if a resident runs out of money?
  • At The Covington, an Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS) nonprofit community, our residents benefit from the safety net of The Sophie Miller Foundation and its benevolent support in times of unforeseen hardship. If a resident should outlive his resources through no fault of his own and is unable to pay his monthly fee, he can remain in his residence and maintain access to our on-site health care, per his specific residential contract.

  • How do I determine the level of care my parents need?
  • Based on your parents’ medical histories and a professional medical assessment, we will help you determine the level of care they need. We can accommodate a wide range of needs here in our community. The Covington offers Independent Living services and a full range of care from Assisted Living to Skilled Nursing and Memory Care.

  • What will the monthly service fee cover?
  • The monthly fee covers the full range of services, including:

    • Full interior and exterior maintenance of your parents’ residence
    • Dining
      • 30 plus meals per month in our restaurant-style dining venues
      • Daily continental breakfast in The Cove
      • Private dining rooms
      • Full-service cocktail lounge
    • Weekly housekeeping services and a semi-annual deep cleaning
    • Grounds landscaping and maintenance
    • All community amenities and services, including:
      • Wide range of entertainment, social and intellectual programs and events
      • Wellness programs, including annual health assessments and routine blood-pressure monitoring
      • Putting green
      • Indoor heated lap pool and water aerobics
      • Library, Business Center, and Bridge room
      • Art studio with painting, drawing and ceramics instructors
      • Hobby shop with woodworking equipment
      • State-of-the-art gym, with exercise machines and fitness classes for all levels
      • Personal training
      • Chapel services and spiritual programs
      • Parking garage/attached garages (cottages)
      • Minor first aid treatment
    • All utilities including cable television and internet, with the exception of telephone
    • On-site security with personal and resident emergency call systems in each residence
    • Transportation services within a 30-mile round trip, as well as community outings
  • How can an adult child plan ahead for a parent's future memory-support needs?
  • Our professional team will work with your parent’s referring physician or geriatrician to determine what care is required. If your parent is still in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia, but you suspect your parent may need memory care at some point, it is wise to choose a community that offers on-site skilled memory support so another move will not be necessary. The Covington is such a community, offering Memory Care as part of our complete continuum of care!

  • What is the advantage of a nonprofit community?
  • As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, The Covington has high standards of fiscal integrity focused on long-term stability and cost control. Without the need to pay dividends to stockholders, we can reinvest our earnings after operational costs into highly skilled staff, top-notch services and impeccable facilities. Our exemption from most property taxes helps hold down costs for residents.

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