You probably have a few questions.
We have answers! Below are some of the questions we hear most frequently about retirement at the Community at Rockhill.
Are there volunteer opportunities at the Community at Rockhill?
Yes! We have many opportunities available for those wishing to share their time and talents with our residents. We welcome individuals, families, and church and school groups. Call us at (215) 257-2510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Is the Community at Rockhill religiously affiliated?
We welcome residents and team members of all faith traditions, and encourage members of our community to maintain ties to their life-long sources of spiritual support. As a caring ministry of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, a member of Mennonite Church USA, the Community at Rockhill draws its unique character and atmosphere of generous loving service from our Mennonite values.
Exploring the Community at Rockhill
May I decorate my apartment as I wish?
Yes! All of our apartments are unfurnished, enabling you create the personal warmth of your home with your own furnishings and décor. Customization is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
May I bring my car?
Yes! Many residents maintain their own cars and enjoy reserved parking spots for their vehicles. For those who no longer drive a vehicle, we provide trips to the grocery store, the local mall, etc.
I like to entertain and host visitors. Is this a problem?
We encourage our residents to entertain friends and family whenever they wish. There is no charge for overnight guests staying in your apartment. We have a guest apartment that can be reserved for a nominal fee. We also offer large gathering spaces and other facilities that can be scheduled for reunions and larger groups.
Will I have to check in and out?
You are free to come and go as you please just as you did before you moved to the Community at Rockhill. Residents are given keys that unlock their individual apartments as well as all exterior doors. Without the worries of property maintenance, you’ll likely find you have more freedom as a resident at Rockhill.
What happens if I become ill and require more care?
The Community at Rockhill has a Health Care Center and a Personal Care Center. Rockhill residents have priority for entrance (upon availability). Residents who need a short- or long-term health care placement outside of the hospital are given priority for our 90-bed onsite Health Care Center.
What emergency services are available to residents?
Each apartment is equipped with an emergency call system, which provides 24-hour emergency response to residents’ calls. Residential Living, Personal Care, or Health Care Center team members respond to the calls. Campus Security is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How does the dining program work?
The Community at Rockhill does not require Residential Living residents to purchase a meal plan. Flexibility and choice drive every aspect of life at the Community at Rockhill. Select from a variety of dining options—or choose none at all—based on how you want to live. Residents can choose to purchase meal plans, which offer substantial savings.
May I bring my pet with me when I move to the Community at Rockhill?
Yes! The Community at Rockhill allows cats, dogs, birds, and fish in our Residential Living apartments. Of course, certain limitations apply, so be sure to talk to us about your pet. In other levels of care, pet therapy is provided by visits from therapy animals.
What are the age and health requirements for admission?
All residents must be 65 years of age or older. There are no specific health requirements for Residential Living at the Community at Rockhill. However, if you are unsure whether you might need a higher level of care, we can help you decide which living option meets your current needs.
Do I have to be a Mennonite to live at the Community at Rockhill?
No. In fact, the majority of residents are not Mennonite. Rockhill residents come from many faith backgrounds, enriching the fabric of our community with their traditions. We encourage residents to continue to participate in their lifelong church communities and spiritual support systems. Rockhill offers full-time chaplain services and spiritual activities for residents who are interested.
Understanding Life Plan Communities
What role does long-term care insurance have in paying for a Life Plan Community?
Individuals who have already obtained long-term care insurance to help pay for higher levels of health care may find a fee-for-service Life Plan Community like the Community at Rockhill to be particularly appealing. Long-term care insurance policies vary based on the provider but may cover Personal Care, Health Care, and other health care services.
What is the difference between a fee-for-service Life Plan Community and a Life Care Community?
At a fee-for-service Life Plan Community like the Community at Rockhill, residents only pay for the services they are using at a particular time as they move through the continuum of care. In a Life Care Community, residents pay higher entrance fees and monthly fees, which typically remain constant wherever they reside in the continuum.
What is a Life Plan Community?
A Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community) provides Residential Living, Personal Care, and Health Care, as well as a full range of wellness and supportive services on one campus. Residents benefit from an active lifestyle and gain peace of mind knowing that their future health care needs will be met.
Financial and Insurance Considerations
Is your Health Care Center Medicare and Medicaid approved?
Do residents need to carry homeowner’s insurance?
The Community at Rockhill insures the buildings and grounds. Residents are encouraged to obtain a renter’s insurance policy to cover personal property and liability.
Is the monthly fee fixed or is it subject to change?
Monthly fees are typically adjusted annually. These adjustments help the Community at Rockhill maintain the level of service residents expect while compensating for inflation and other operating charges.
What does the monthly fee cover at the Community at Rockhill?
The monthly fee covers all of the basic utilities, including but not limited to electric, heat, water, sewer, basic cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Dining, telephone, and services such as housekeeping are available for an additional fee.
What is the financial value of entering the Community at Rockhill?
A monthly service fee makes the costs of living easy to handle and in most cases, more affordable as well. Living at Rockhill offers remarkable value when you consider the individual costs of the services and amenities included in your monthly fee.