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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the benefit of living in a continuing care retirement community?

A. The New Glarus Home community offers a vibrant, socially, physically and intellectually engaging lifestyle filled with conveniences. There’s a feeling here of being among extended family. But many residents believe the most important aspect of living at New Glarus Home is having a secure plan for the future no matter how your needs change. With lifetime priority access to a full continuum of health and supportive services, New Glarus Home residents and their family members have peace of mind knowing that they will have access to assisted living, skilled care, wellness and memory support services.

Q. What does it cost to live at New Glarus Home?

A. The cost depends partly on the size and style of residence and program area that you choose. The costs vary widely by program area. Because there are so many choices, we recommend that you meet with our Community Development Specialist to find out which makes the most sense for you. 

Q. What is included in the monthly fee?

A. The amount of your monthly fee is based on the style of residence you choose and the array of services provided in the program area.  For instance, most residents’ monthly fees include a daily meal plan, but some programs do not include a dining plan. Typically, the monthly fee includes interior and exterior maintenance of the residence, some or all of the utilities,  transportation and access to all of the New Glarus Home amenities and common areas. 

Q. How do I know if I can afford to live at New Glarus Home?

A. With many different floor plans and program areas, New Glarus Home offers many options and can accommodate a wide range of people age 60 plus. Before being accepted for residency, you would be asked to show that you have enough income and assets to support your living expenses through your projected lifespan. Generally, someone with a retirement income who owns a home in the area or has equivalent assets can afford the security and benefits of the New Glarus Home lifestyle.  A New Glarus Home Community Development Specialist will be happy to help you understand the best options for you.

Q. What does it mean to have “priority access” to health care services?

A. If you ever require services in assisted living, skilled nursing or post-acute rehabilitation facility, you will always have preference over non-resident applicants for when openings are available. This is an important aspect of life at New Glarus Home. Residents and their family members have peace of mind knowing that should they ever need it, healthcare services are available.

Q. Is New Glarus Home open to people of all faiths?

A. Yes. The community is an equal housing opportunity provider and has a diverse resident population that includes and celebrates people of all faiths. The community is open to all regardless of religion, race, nationality gender or disability. New Glarus Home residents have access to a variety of spiritual programming on campus. Additionally, a number of local denominations and churches – Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ and Lutheran– hold services or meetings on a monthly or bimonthly basis.