Frequently Asked Questions
Mission and Park Ridge Hospital are just minutes away from our community.
Pisgah Valley Retirement Community is a subsidiary of Carolina Adventist Retirement Systems, Inc., a ministry of the Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.
Veteran's Assistance may be available for veterans and/or their surviving spouses that reside in assisted living. To qualify, a resident must have been honorably discharged or served 90 days on active-duty with at least one of those days served during wartime. For more information, call the Veterans Hotline toll free number 1-877-222-vets (8387).
No, we welcome persons of all faiths to live on campus.
As a resident of a retirement community, some or all of your personal care expenses or assisted living expenses may be tax deductible as medical expenses if you and/or your family meet certain criteria. For more information, refer to IRS publication 502. This publication can be accessed at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676.
Yes, with some restrictions as to size, type and number. All pets must be on a leash when outside and residents are expected to pick up after their pets. Pet’s are not allowed in Assisted Living or the Nursing Home.
All Independent Living residences are unfurnished, allowing you to bring whatever furniture and accessories you like to decorate your new home. For an Assisted Living apartment, you may bring your personal furniture or we can provide a single bed, chest of drawers and a nightstand.
Yes. A refundable deposit of $1,000.00 is collected in order to be placed on the Independent Living waiting list. There is no deposit required for the Assisted Living waiting list.
Transportation is provided, for a fee, on a regularly scheduled basis and can be coordinated through the campus Program Director.
We have options to suit any level of independence you desire: 2 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom with a den. Some have sunrooms. All have a single car attached garage. We have assisted living apartments available in small and large studio floor plans.
Yes, we do ask that you provide personal health information prior to moving in.
Yes, depending on current availability.
2 weeks maximum
90% of the entrance fee is refundable to you when you move out and another resident occupies the home.
Yes. Extended Care Physicians handle all billing for the campus clinic. Contact ECP if you have questions about your medical bill.
You can pre-purchase meals, if you wish, or you can pay as you go.
Reservations for meals need to be made in advance.
- Long term care insurance
- Private pay
- Private insurance
- Social Security
- Money from investments
- Money from the sale of your existing home
- 50% or 90% entrance fee refund from Independent Living residence.
- Use the money from a life settlement transaction
- Obtain a Bridge Loan
- Sell your existing home
- Obtain a Reverse Mortgage
- Use the money from your investments
When you move to PVRC, you move to a neighborly, personal environment that in no way feels institutional. The design of the homes and the friendly residents replace the feeling of a “retirement facility” with that of a “neighborhood.” Pisgah Valley Retirement Community provides the confidence of continuing care by having all three levels of lifestyle on campus – Independent Living, Assisted Living and Long-term Care. In addition, there is skilled care and rehabilitation for short term treatment of accidents or illnesses.
No, Medicare does not pay for assisted living. However, long-term care insurance policies are becoming more popular and some include assisted living options.
Assisted living is both a housing and health care option for seniors. Assistance offered varies greatly from one facility to another. Popular benefits facilities have in common include increased socialization with peers, enhanced nutritional status and greater compliance with medication schedules. Assisted living residents need assistance with two or more activities of daily living (ADLs), such as assistance with bathing, hygiene, dressing and medications. Some assisted living facilities are licensed to perform more services than others. For instance, if licensed as a Multi Unit Assisted Living with Services, residents of the facility must be able to transport (from chair to bed, etc.) and bathe and dress themselves.
Independent Living is a term used in many states to define a housing option for seniors. Most residents require little assistance, but choose independent living for peace of mind, knowing they are approaching the time they will need more help. Housing can range from single-family structures to multi-level apartment buildings. Some are monthly rentals, some are sold and others require the upfront payment of an entrance fee. Some are located in a CCRC (Continuum of Care Retirement Community) providing the assurance of higher levels of care, as needed. Monthly fees vary, depending on the services included. For instance, some offer meal plans and others do not. Some have staff available to assist with emergencies 24-hours a day. Others provide similar services through home health agencies. It is important to verify all these facts prior to choosing a retirement community.