Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about retirement lifestyles and the Life Plan offerings we offer here at Moravian Manor Communities? Below are some of the questions we’re asked most often, along with our answers.
What is a Life Plan Community?
“Life Plan Community” is the new term for what was previously called a “Continuing Care Retirement Community,” or a “CCRC.” Life Plan Communities offer more than one level of care on their campus; focus on overall wellness and a healthy, active lifestyle; and are integrated in the greater community. Just like the fresh, optimistic new outlook of today’s generation of older adults, this new name focuses more on the offering of security, a plan for the future, and focus on the person.
What are the benefits of residing in a Life Plan Community instead of staying in my own home?
A Life Plan Community like Moravian Manor Communities empowers residents to live an active, independent lifestyle while offering the advantages of setting a plan in place for any future care needs, with the availability of a full continuum of health services.
- Life at Moravian Manor Communities is so much more than care; it’s about living life to the fullest.
- Plan summarizes the unique “safety net” advantages offered through our advanced healthcare services.
- Community is where “planning” and “living” connect you and others.
When you become a resident of Moravian Manor Communities, you have a completely maintenance free lifestyle. You can come and go as you please, allowing you to even “lock and go” for extensive traveling without worrying about security or seasonal maintenance concerns. Family and friends are always welcome at your home and you’ll be just outside downtown Lititz, Lancaster County, to enjoy all its many offerings. Residents also have 24-hour security and priority access to any higher levels of care if ever needed, including assisted living, memory support, 24-hour nursing care, and on-site comprehensive therapy services. There also can be financial benefits of a move to a Life Plan Community. Take a look at the cost of staying in your current home versus making a move to Moravian Manor Communities with our MMC-Compare-the-Value-2020.
How will I know which community is the right one for me?
When starting the process, schedule a personal tour to visit communities that interest you. Request their packet of marketing information, find out about the different financial plans and qualifications needed, confirm if they are non-profit or for profit, and if a benevolent fund for residents is in place and part of that community’s mission. You also want to determine if they are Medicare and Medicaid certified.
What makes Moravian Manor Communities different?
Moravian Manor Communities is changing the way people think about retirement. Designed to bring together people, businesses, and the energy of small-town living, our community features two campuses, each with its own personality and offerings. Located within walking distance of downtown Lititz, residents can enjoy local boutiques, eateries, pubs, events and historic attractions. This coupled with campus amenities, clubs, committees and social gatherings sets the stage for the life you’ve always imagined.
Are there ways for me to stay active and engaged?
At Moravian Manor Communities there are Things to Do, Places to Go, and People to Meet. We’ve designed our community life program to enhance your daily experience and stay active and engaged. Not only are there popular social hubs around our two campuses, there are a number of committees:
- Library Committee
- Art Committee
- Education Committee
- Community Life Committee
…as well as clubs, including but not limited to:
- Silver Tenders Model Train Group
- Garden Club
- Bridge/Card Groups
- Table Games
- Life Writings Group
- Ladies Pool
- “On Needles & Pins” Needlework Group
- Second Friday Book Group
- Ukulele Club
- Wood Carvers
- Wood Shop
New groups form as well as interests present themselves.
May I bring my pet?
Yes, pets are welcome to live in all areas of residential living and Assisted Living (with prior approval) and are welcome to visit areas of skilled care and personal care. We believe that pets help us live “in the moment” and have the innate ability to enrich our lives physically and emotionally. Please ask the marketing representative for a copy of our current pet policy.
What is your affiliation with the Lititz reCenter?
Moravian Manor Communities and the Lititz recCenter are partners in wellness. Residents receive a membership to the Lititz recCenter as part of their monthly service fee and have access to all facilities, including the swimming pools, as well as a variety of group fitness classes. Some classes require an additional fee.
Do you offer transportation service?
Yes, courtesy transportation is offered throughout our community (between campuses) as well as to the Lititz recCenter. In addition, we provide transportation for medical and non-medical services on a fee-for-service basis.
What are the financial qualifications needed to reside at Moravian Manor Communities?
Moravian Manor Communities’ mission is to provide quality care for residents for the duration of their lives. Because of our commitment to this mission and to our benevolent fund, there are financial covenants that are mutually agreed upon by the resident and Moravian Manor Communities prior to taking residence. The representative in Marketing will be happy to further discuss your individual information.
What are the advantages of a Contract Type C / Fee for Service over other contract types?
Moravian Manor Communities offers a Type C contract (also called Fee-for-Service). This contract type typically requires the lowest monthly fees and the lowest entrance fees compared to other contract types. Residential services and amenities are included in this contract, but if assisted living, personal care or skilled nursing care is required, the resident will pay market rates for any health care services on an as-needed basis.
The Type A contracts (also called Life Care) require the highest monthly fee and possibly even a higher entrance fee. With Life Care contracts, you are essentially pre-paying for health-related services while in residential living. Monthly fees will be subject to little or no increase other than perhaps inflationary adjustments when additional care is needed. While with Life Care, you may limit your financial risk if future care is needed, but you also are gambling the higher payment for long-term care without knowing whether or not you will require any future services or additional care.
Is financial assistance available?
Moravian Manor Communities’ mission is to provide quality care for residents for the duration of their lives. Because of our commitment to this mission and to our benevolent fund, there are financial covenants that are mutually agreed upon by the resident and Moravian Manor Communities prior to taking residency. Should a resident exhaust their funds, through no fault of their own, their care could be subsidized through the Moravian Manor Communities Benevolent Fund. The representative in Admissions will be happy to further discuss your individual information.