Q. Are there age restrictions for Life Care?
A. Our primary consideration for Life Care residents is they must be able to live independently when they move in. Life Care is ideal for younger seniors who cherish their independence, seek an active lifestyle, and want to plan for their future healthcare needs. We often hear that Life Care residents wish they had made the move sooner to have more years to enjoy all that our Independent Living community has to offer.
Q. How will I meet people?
A. Our welcome committee is resident-driven and designed to ease your transition into the Kimball Farms family. We have a wide variety of organizations and groups, creating plenty of opportunities for exploring interests and making new friends. Many of our residents like to meet weekday mornings in the Country Store for coffee. At lunch or dinner ask our hostess to seat you with potential new friends. We don’t have assigned seats, so you can dine alone, dine with new neighbors, or even bring old friends. And Friendly Fridays are a great time to relax in our lounge and connect with other residents.
Q. What is a CCRC?
A. A CCRC is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering a continuum of senior housing and healthcare options. Kimball Farms offers Life Care independent living, traditional assisted living, and assisted living memory care on our main campus, with skilled nursing care available right up the road at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center. Life Care independent living residents have priority admission to PineHill Assisted Living and Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center.
Q. What is Life Care?
A. Life Care combines housing with long-term care planning. Life Care residents must be eligible for independent living when they move to Kimball Farms. There is an entrance fee for Life Care, and it is 90 percent refundable. A portion of the entrance fee and the monthly service fees may be eligible for tax deductions as prepaid medical expenses. Learn more about Life Care on our What is Life Care page.
Q. Is there a buy-in fee for Assisted Living or Memory Care?
A. PineHill Assisted Living offers all-inclusive monthly rates for traditional assisted living and memory care assisted living. There is no buy-in fee or contract required for residents entering directly into PineHill Assisted Living. Our independent living residents who need a higher level of assistance can transition into PineHill and continue to pay the same monthly service fee they were paying previously (adjusted annually).
Q. My mother needs assisted living. Can she move to Kimball Farms?
A. PineHill Assisted Living at Kimball Farms is open to the public. While we offer priority access to our Life Care independent living residents, we do accept residents directly into our traditional assisted living and Life Enrichment Memory Care program neighborhoods. We are the only all-inclusive assisted living community in the area, and there is no buy-in or community fee for those entering directly into PineHill Assisted Living.
Q. What does all-inclusive mean?
A. For our PineHill Assisted Living and Life Enrichment Memory Care residents, no matter how much attention is needed, one all-inclusive monthly fee takes care of all covered services, housing and three daily meals. Additional costs include telephone, cable, guest meals, and any specialty services.
Q. I am having knee surgery soon but I don’t already live at Kimball Farms. Can I choose Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center for my post-surgical care?
A. Yes, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center is open to the public and features high quality outcomes, award-winning care and a dedicated staff. Located on Sunset Avenue, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center offer short-term rehabilitation services following surgery or illness, long-term skilled care, and specialized Life Enrichment Memory Care for those with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
Q. How is the food?
A. When we say that Kimball Farms takes senior living to a whole new level, we are definitely including our approach to dining. Our executive chef and his dining team take personal pride in creating menus that keep mealtime interesting, with specialized dietary plans to accommodate restriction or limitations. We welcome guests to join us for a meal in our elegant dining room or at our Pleasant Pheasant Pub and judge for themselves. Please contact our Marketing Department to learn more.
Q. Is there a place where I can entertain family and friends?
A. Our entire community has common areas and inviting outdoor spaces where residents can visit with family and friends. We also have private dining rooms that can be reserved for family occasions.
Q. Are pets welcome?
A. We are a pet-friendly community. Independent and assisted living residents are welcome to bring their pets with them, subject to management approval. We welcome pet visits in our Life Enrichment Memory Care Program and ask that you confirm with the LEP Program Director prior to bringing any animals into the building. Please make sure that your pet is friendly and up-to-date with all vaccinations.
Q. Do you have volunteer opportunities?
A. Our volunteers are an important part of our community. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Activities Department.
Still have questions? Contact us to learn more about Kimball Farms in Lenox, MA.