Frequently Asked Questions

Independent Living

No, our residents maintain an independent and active lifestyle and are free to come and go as they please. We very much respect their privacy. However, we do offer wellness check.s

We maintain two different types of wait lists. One is an internal list that consists of residents currently living on our campus who have a desire to move to another location. The second wait list is an external list made up of those desiring to move into our community. A deposit is required to be placed on the eternal list and your place on this list is determined by the date you paid that deposit.

No. Each apartment and duplex has its own thermostat. You can set the temperature to whatever comfort level you would like.

Assisted Living

Yes, residents that have been given prior permission to leave are asked to sign out whenever they are going to be gone.

We have a registered nurse on staff 8 hours a day, five days a week. A registered nurse is on call 24-hours a day and a certified medical aide is on staff 24-hours a day.

Transportation can be provided if a resident can not drive or if family can not take them. A resident in Assisted Living is alloted transportation four times a month with their monthly fees. 

Health Care

It’s a special place for people to live when they need long-term nursing care or help with daily living. Mennonite Friendship Communities offers Skilled Nursing Care when a person is recovering from a serious injury or illness, prior to returning to their own home.

You can expect medical/nursing care, nutritional care, appropriate therapies, social activities, and religious services and also help with personal care as needed.

Above all, a nursing home is a home. Please be sure to bring things that will make the nursing home your home. Feel free to bring: pictures of family and friends, your favorite cozy robe, a radio, soft pillow, comfortable clothing and other items that will make your new home yours. 

Residents are encouraged to participate in activities and interact with other residents, however, it is never forced. Residents can participate in group and individual activities based on a resident’s preferences. 

We encourage Family & friends to make frequent visits. Many studies have shown that residents who have frequent visits by friends and loved ones recover more quickly, and tend to be happier and enjoy a greater state of health than others. This is not surprising given people’s desire to be needed and wanted. 


Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older and certain disabled people. Social Security Administration offices take applications for Medicare and provide general information about the program.

Medicaid is a medical assistance program jointly financed by the state and federal governments for eligible low-income individuals. Medicaid coverage and eligibility vary among states, and eligibility depends on both financial and non-finacial criteria. 

Yes. Medicare Part A can help pay for certain inpatient care in a Medicare-participating skilled nursing facility if all of the following requirements are met: the individual is a patient in a hospital for at least three days (not counting the day he/she leaves) before being transferred to the nursing home; the individual is transferred to the nursing home because he or she requires care for a condition that was treated in the hospital; the individual is admitted to the nursing home within a short period of time, generally 30 days, after leaving the hospital; a doctor certifies that the patient needs, and that he or she actually receives, skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation services on a daily basis; and the Part A intermediary or the nursing home’s utilization review committee approves the patient’s stay. 

If an individual is eligible, Part A will help cover services for up to 100 days per benefit period. A benefit period begins the day the patient is hospitalized and ends after he/she has been out of the hospital or skilled nursing facility for 60 consecutive days. If the patient is hospitalized after 60 days, a new benefit period begins. There is no limit to the number of benefit periods a person may have. 

Medicare pays all covered expenses for the first 20 days and, if additional days are approved, all but $97 per day (in 2000) from the 21st day to the 100th day. Beginning with the 101st day of skilled nursing facility care in any benefit period, the resident and/or the responsible party is responsible for all charges.