Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the cost?
A. Our monthly fees vary depending upon the size and style of the apartment (studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments). Monthly rental rates start at $2,851 and include most everything a person would need. See list of included services under Amenities & Services tab. See Sales Counselor for details.
Q. Is transportation provided?
A. Yes. Weekly scheduled transportation for shopping is provided. Transportation for banking, the post office, and library services is also provided on an alternating basis weekly. Individual transportation for doctor’s , hair, and other appointments can be arranged with advance notice for a fee. Fees to defray the costs of vehicle operation and labor are nominal. In addition, many residents who qualify for service use the Red Cross Wheels program for transportation that can be scheduled in advance. Our Business Office can provide more details.
Q. Are meals included in the cost?
A. Yes. Three hot, restaurant style meals are included, along with between meal snacks, such as fruit, cookies, pretzels, crackers, etc. Liberty Ridge’s dining services are managed by our trained chef, with input from our residents on a regular basis.
Q. Does Medicare pay?
A. No. Medicare pays for rehabilitative services classified as skilled care. Liberty Ridge does not offer clinical services, as it is certified by the state for assisted living only. Also, the state of Kentucky does not include assisted living as a service eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. Liberty Ridge has residents who have their fees and expenses defrayed by long term care insurance payments, however, residents are reimbursed after paying their monthly fees.
Q. Are you based on income?
A. No. Liberty Ridge is a faith-based ministry of the Eastland Church of God however, we do not currently have the resources to provide services and accommodations based on income. The creation of a viable endowment fund to provide benevolence support is a long term goal of our community and the Liberty Ridge Foundation.
Q. Are pets allowed?
A. Yes. Liberty Ridge believes that pets can be a rewarding part of seniors’ lives and welcomes small pets of both residents and visitors as long as they are housebroken, well-behaved, and leashed when outside of apartments. Residents pay a monthly pet fee and accept the responsibility for walking, caring for, and cleaning up after their pets, indoors, and outdoors.
Q. What is Assisted Living in Kentucky?
A. Assisted living is for those persons needing assistance with their activities and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL’s/IADL’s), such as dressing, grooming, bathing, medication, and meal preparation. In the state of Kentucky an assisted living residence that provides this type of care must undergo a certification process, and be inspected regularly by State officials to ensure that it complies with regulations for Assisted Living care. Assisted Living in KY is a social model, and provides the opportunity for those not needing daily medical attention to receive care in a more home-like setting and at a much more affordable cost. Liberty Ridge is one of only three such certified facilities in Lexington. Those needing medical care may receive it in their apartments from outside home health providers.
Q. Do you have nurses on staff?
A. No. Liberty Ridge is certified by Kentucky as an assisted living community. As such, we are prohibited by state assisted living regulations from providing any skilled or clinical care for our residents. However, residents requiring occasional or routine skilled care may avail themselves of the many services offered by the home health providers regularly visiting Liberty Ridge.
Q. How are you different from a Personal Care community?
A. Personal Care communities are allowed by state regulations to employ clinical staff and do some clinical care. A significant difference is their ability to do medication administration / management vs. Assisted Living facilities’ medication reminders only. However, clinical staffing and services result in higher fees and charges, even for those residents who do not use them daily. In addition, Personal Care residents must still meet the same state eligibility criteria of being ambulatory or mobile/non-ambulatory, or be transferred to a nursing home.