Independent Living Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the cost?
A.Our monthly fees vary depending upon the size apartment (one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments). Monthly rental rates start at $2,230 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. 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.