Senior Living Options – FAQs
- What is a Senior Living Community?
- What is Personal Care?
- What is Memory Care?
- What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?
- Is White Horse Village a CCRC?
- Do CCRCs offer different types of residency agreements?
- What type of residency agreement does White Horse Village offer?
- What is the difference between Traditional Lifecare and Modified Lifecare Plans?
- White Horse Village Pricing
- What are the entrance fees?
- What do my monthly fees include?
- Can I use the White Horse Village Healthcare services if I am not a resident?
- Is White Horse Village a Medicaid provider?
- Do you offer a meal plan?
- Do you allow pets?
- What is the smoking policy?
- May I have overnight guests in my home?
- Does White Horse Village prepare food on-site?
- How many restaurants do you have?
- Can I customize the finishes in my home?
- What are some helpful regional resources?
- What are some helpful senior living resources?
- Does White Horse Village embrace inclusion and diversity?
What is a Senior Living Community?
Senior living communities, like White Horse Village, offer maintenance-free residences for residents to live independently while benefiting from community services and amenities, including dining, social, cultural, and recreational programs.
What is Personal Care?
Personal Care provides help with daily living activities such as medication administration, bathing, and dressing. Bridlewood Personal Care provides support to residents who need assistance with day-to-day activities so they may live as independently as possible in spacious, private accommodations. Residents enjoy all the services and amenities of White Horse Village and are encouraged to take an active role in their daily care.
What is Memory Care?
Memory Care at White Horse Village is also personal care with additional programming and support services for residents with changing cognition. The Four Seasons Memory Care unit consists of 20 private suites designed with safety features that assist residents who need additional support by living in a secured area. Individuals with cognitive changes will benefit from the structured programming available in this environment. Our life enrichment and nursing teams strive to maximize each resident’s independence and to provide person-centered care in a therapeutic setting.
What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?
A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), also known as a Life Plan Community, offers a full continuum of support services including residential (independent) living, assisted living or personal care, and short-term and long-term nursing care on one campus. Continuing care communities provide opportunities for residents to add support and healthcare services as needed.
Is White Horse Village a CCRC?
Yes, White Horse Village is a continuing care retirement community in Newtown Square, PA offering a wide range of residential (independent) living options and a full range of healthcare services. However, life at White Horse Village goes beyond labels. Our community offers abundant amenities, state-of-the-art facilities, exceptional dining experiences, and highly-trained staff. White Horse Village is leading the way in active senior living.
Do CCRCs offer different types of residency agreements?
Yes, two common types are Lifecare and Fee-for-Service. At a Fee-for-Service CCRC, residents have the full continuum of healthcare services but costs increase as the resident moves to either personal care or nursing care. At a Lifecare CCRC, residents pay a slightly larger monthly fee in residential (independent) living, but if residents move to either personal care or nursing care, the costs remain the same (except for annual increases) and don’t escalate like they do in a Fee-for-Service community.
What type of Residency Agreement does White Horse Village offer?
At White Horse Village, residents can choose between two types of Lifecare Residency Agreements; the Traditional Lifecare Residency Agreement and the Modified Lifecare Residency Agreement.
What is the difference between Traditional Lifecare and Modified Lifecare Plans?
The Traditional plan includes unlimited access to long-term care services, personal care, or skilled nursing, excluding ancillary charges and additional meals. The Modified plan includes sixty days (overnight) after insurance coverage is exhausted, access to long-term care services, personal care, or skilled nursing, excluding ancillary charges and additional meals. Both plans have refundable entrance fee options.
White Horse Village Pricing
What are the entrance fees?
Entrance fees vary based on size and type of living residence. Residents choose from two types of entrance fees: a declining refundable entrance fee option, declines 2% per month for 50 months, and an 80% refundable entrance fee option.
What do my monthly fees include?
- Individually controlled heating & air conditioning (Geo-Thermal)
- All utilities except phone and Internet
- Cable television
- Real estate taxes
- Building and facility security 24×7
- Emergency call system 24×7
- Choice of meal plan options
- Short-term and long-term care in our Healthcare center including skilled nursing, personal care, and memory care areas (Traditional Lifecare Plan)
- Transportation service for shopping and medical appointments
- Shuttle transportation within the community
- Snow and trash removal
- Housekeeping (bi-weekly)
- Bed and bath linens (weekly)
- Fitness center including group classes and state-of-the-art equipment
- Indoor pool and jacuzzi
- Social and recreational activities
- Evening entertainment
Can I use the White Horse Village Healthcare services if I am not a resident?
Yes. While White Horse Village residents have first priority, we accept non-residents in the Healthcare Center. Patients can be admitted using a per diem (Fee-for-Service) contract directly from home or after a hospital stay with no entrance fee. Healthcare Center residents may use Clubhouse amenities including the salon, library, dining venues, and gift shop.
Is White Horse Village a Medicaid provider?
No, White Horse Village does not participate in the Medicaid program.
Do you offer a meal plan?
Residents choose from three flexible meal plans included in the monthly fee and enjoy flex dollars for catering or guest meals, alcohol, and purchases in the mini-market.
Do you allow pets?
Yes. We welcome pets.
What is the smoking policy?
White Horse Village is a non-smoking campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus including in homes and cars.
May I have overnight guests in my home?
Absolutely, this is your home and you are welcome to host guests. There are charges for any dining services used by guests.
Does White Horse Village prepare food on-site?
Yes. White Horse Village’s award-winning culinary team includes an executive chef, sous chefs, a pastry chef, and cooks who prepare the food daily on-site.
How many restaurants do you have?
White Horse Village offers four dining venues. Residents enjoy light fare and drinks in the White Horse Tavern, dine in the Paddock Grille for both lunch and dinner, indulge in a selective menu in the Dressage Dining Room or choose from a variety of culinary delights in Steeplechase Dining Room.
Can I customize the finishes in my home?
Yes, residents customize some home finishes including kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops, as well as flooring, window treatments, and paint colors.
What are some helpful regional resources
Please find links to helpful resources for Newtown Square and southeastern Pennsylvania:
- Friends of Ridley Creek State Park – https://www.friendsofrcsp.org
- Edgmont Township – https://edgmont.org
- DE County – https://www.delcopa.gov
- LeadingAge PA – http://www.leadingagepa.org
- PA Department of Aging – https://www.aging.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
- PA Department of Health – https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
What are some helpful senior living resources?
Please find links to helpful resources for senior living:
- LeadingAge – https://www.leadingage.org
- Senior Planet – https://seniorplanet.org
- Nursing Home Compare – https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html
- Medicare. Gov – https://www.medicare.gov
- CMS(Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) – https://www.cms.gov
- Administration on Aging – https://acl.gov
Does White Horse Village embrace inclusion and diversity?
Yes. In 2019, a group of residents and team members gathered and formed the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) Committee. The purpose of the IDEA Committee is to promote:
A warm and friendly environment in a place that encourages people to be genuine. An inclusive community that supports diversity provides the opportunity for all people to be comfortable sharing who they are and experience belonging. In order to encourage people to share their genuine selves, White Horse Village will embark on a purposeful endeavor to embrace diversity, inclusion and equity. Diversity of thought, experiences and opinions will add variety and interest to our environment, bringing together an assortment of life experiences and expanding our worldviews. Becoming a more inclusive community provides the opportunity for all people to feel welcome and valued. This type of culture creates a space for people to share their gifts, find purpose and meaning, experience a sense of belonging and flourish.
White Horse Village prohibits discrimination based on: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age or disability. The organization is committed to understand, appreciate and respect differences, beliefs and values.