Frequently Asked Questions

We aim to make life easy.

To make your experience at The Chateau as simple as possible, here are some of the most common questions we’ve been asked over the years.

If you are considering becoming a resident of The Chateau, we invite you to learn more about our community. You may call us for more information, or best of all, arrange a personal tour of The Chateau. If you prefer, you can do that right now. Whatever you decide, we will be happy to assist you.

What is CCRC or Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Continuing Care refers to the fact that, in addition to independent living, all levels of care are available to residents on the same campus. This includes assisted living, nursing care and specialized memory care.

Who is eligible for residency in The Chateau?

Any person who has attained age 60 and is in reasonably good health (being capable of independent living at the time of occupancy) and who has sufficient resources to meet the initial financial requirements of The Chateau is acceptable for residency. In the case of a husband and wife, only one needs to have reached age 60.

What kinds of activities may I choose to participate in at The Chateau?

An exciting variety of recreational and educational activities are available at The Chateau. In addition, many other social events will be arranged by our full-time Activities Director. A regularly published calendar of events will let you know about upcoming activities. Of course, the choice to participate is always up to you. Your participation is welcomed, but your privacy is also respected.

Do I still pay property taxes?

No. You do not actually own your apartment home or estate home and will not have to pay property taxes.

Is there any tax benefit I may gain by living at The Chateau?

Although we are not a tax advisor, there have been recent rulings by the IRS that do allow a portion of the entrance fee and monthly service fee to qualify as medical expenses. However, you should check with your tax attorney or advisor on this issue before planning or taking any tax deductions.

Will I be able to keep my automobile?

Yes. Open, lighted parking areas are available to apartment home residents who bring their automobiles, and The Chateau Estate homes feature two-car garages. A limited number of carport spaces from time to time are available for apartment home residents for a minimum cost.

Will the monthly service fee be increased?

To maintain the quality of our community and the services we offer, it may be necessary to raise our fees. However, the corporation shall always exert its best efforts not to increase the Monthly Service Fee more often than one time in any one calendar year. Residents are provided adequate notice prior to the adjustment of fees.

Is there a need for insurance?

The Chateau advises residents to have homeowners/renters insurance including personal liability coverage for their personal belongings and furnishings in their apartments.

What if there is a medical emergency?

Help may be summoned to apartment homes or estate homes at any hour of the day or night by use of a notification system located in the bathrooms. Arrangements can also be made for daily checks by staff to ensure that residents are up and moving safely about their home.

What is the extent of health services at The Chateau?

The Chateau campus contains an Assisted Living Center and a Health Center, which is a skilled nursing facility. Through these centers, The Chateau offers to residents a full range of health, from minimal supportive services to the highest level of professional nursing care. We also have a wellness/healthcare coordinator who is a trained nurse that can assist in developing a personal wellness plan. We also have a full-time dietician with us that can consult with you on special diets.

May I have overnight guests? Can they join me in the dining room?

Your guests – children, grandchildren, friends and relatives, are always welcome to visit you. They may stay in your apartment home, estate home, or if you prefer, overnight guests’ rooms are available at a nominal charge. Guests are also welcome to share meals with you in any of The Chateau’s dining rooms for a minimal fee.

What is the difference between independent living, assisted living and nursing care?

Independent Living is designed for those who can live safely without any assistance or supervision. The services provided are primarily for convenience and lifestyle benefits.

Assisted Living is designed for individuals who need regular support but do not need a nurse on a daily basis. Assistance can be provided with activities such as meals, laundry, bathing, dressing and medication reminders.

Nursing care provides the necessary care for those who need a nurse or certified nursing assistant on a daily basis. Individuals might have chronic conditions that require a skilled caregiver in our health center.

Considering The Chateau? Call, email, or schedule a tour. Once you learn all you need to know about us, the decision will be easy.

Call 800-428-0069 or email info@chateaugir.com


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