FAQ


  1. What steps will I need to take to place my loved one in a nursing home?
  2. Will Medicare pay for a nursing home stay?
  3. What financial resources are available if my loved one’s financial resources are limited or non-existent?
  4. Will I fit in at Pine Village?
  5. What does it mean that Pine Village is a CCRC?
  6. What is meant by levels of care?
  7. Whom do I need to visit regarding placement in healthcare or housing options at Pine Village?
  8. Who can use the Wellness Center?
  9. Is the Activity Center available for everyone to use?
  10. What is the evidence that Pine Village is a good placement for my loved one?
  11. What is meant by Memory Care?

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What steps will I need to take to place my loved one in a nursing home?

Select a nursing home that you want to place your loved one in and contact them to see if they have a room available.
Contact the Area Agency on Aging and request that a CARE assessment of your loved one be done to determine his/her appropriateness to be placed in a nursing home (Pine Village can assist you with this).

  • The Assessment is FREE of charge.
  • The Assessment is good for one year.
  • The Assessment will be required by almost all nursing homes.

Determine how payment will be made:

  • Out of personal financial resources (private pay)
  • From long-term care insurance
  • From State assistance (Medicaid)

(Be sure to ask if the nursing home you choose will accept residents on State Assistance Medicaid).
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Will Medicare pay for a nursing home stay?

Medicare will not pay for a nursing home stay unless:

  • The nursing home is Medicare certified.
  • The doctor has ordered the resident to receive skilled services after they have had three overnight stays in a hospital and these services can be provided by the facility.

NOTE: Through the Progressive Health Care Alliance, Pine Village has staff onsite to provide skilled therapies, including physical, speech and occupational.
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What financial resources are available if my loved one’s financial resources are limited or non-existent?

For persons with limited or no financial resources, some assistance is available through the State of Kansas. This assistance will likely be Medicaid or Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). To determine whether one qualifies for this assistance and how one qualifies, contact the Social and Rehabilitative Services (SRS) office nearest you. This is critical as some assistance requires personal resources to be spent down to a certain level and other assistance requires being placed on a waiting list.

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Will I fit in at Pine Village?

Pine Village is located in a rural setting and sponsored by 10 local churches, six of which are Mennonite, two independent, one Methodist and one Lutheran. Many of our residents grew up on farms and spent their lives farming. Many of our residents were born in Moundridge or other small rural communities and then left the community for the larger cities and foreign countries. Now in their retirement, they are coming home. We’re also quite ethnic in some of the wonderful German, Swiss and Russian foods we eat. We welcome diversity of backgrounds, education, religion and employment. If you join us we will want to get to know you and to tell you about ourselves, so contact us to set up a tour – 620.345.2901.
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What does it mean that Pine Village is a CCRC?

CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community. Pine Village as a CCRC offers a continuum of housing and services to seniors. This continuum covers:
Independent Living

  • Single homes
  • Duplex homes
  • Six-plex homes
  • Apartments homes

Assisted Living
Health Care
Skilled CareĀ 
Memory Care
Once in the continuum of housing and services residents will establish priority as their situation dictates.
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What is meant by levels of care?

In healthcare and assisted living we have established base rates with levels of care. This system recognizes that each resident does not need the same level of care and allows nursing staff to continually assess the care required by the resident and is billed accordingly.
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Whom do I need to visit with regarding placement in healthcare or housing options at Pine Village?

All inquiries should be directed to the Director of Marketing, Shelby Shaw. You can reach her by callingĀ 620-345-2901, ext. 257, 620.951.4664 (cell) or shelby.shaw@pinevillageks.org.
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Who can use the Wellness Center?

All Pine Village residents can take advantage of the Wellness Center. There are numerous group exercise classes (both on land and in the pool) offered for each care level (Independent, Assisted Living, Health/Skilled Care and Memory Care). Additionally, residents may participate in special programs, bus trips and activities sponsored by the Wellness Center.

Outside community members also are invited to enjoy this wonderful service by purchasing a membership. There are classes and programs for all ages.

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Is the Activity Center available for everyone to use?

Any person or group may rent the Activity Center. Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. We encourage groups to make reservations several months in advance by calling 620.345.2900.
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What is the evidence that Pine Village is a good placement for my loved one?

All nursing homes and retirement communities in the State are surveyed annually. Following are the results of Pine Village’s surveys for the past two years.

  • 2010 – 5 minor deficiencies
  • 2011 – 4 minor deficiencies in healthcare and 0 deficiencies for assisted living

Here are some other honors Pine Village has received:

  • LeadingAge Kansas Excellence in Social Accountability Award – 2012
  • 5 Star Rating by CMS in ‘Overall Quality’ – 2012

Our administrator often says the best way to determine good placement is to go to the facility and tour, noting:

  • What you smell.
  • What you see.
  • What you hear.

The most frequently received compliment is that Pine Village does not smell like a nursing home. We would love to have you for a tour sometime or just drop by for a cup of coffee and see (and smell) for yourself!
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What is meant by Memory Care?

Here at Pine Village, our memory care neighborhood is dedicated to serving those who are experiencing memory loss (dementia) which includes Alzheimers. The neighborhood is secured to ensure the safety of those residents who are prone to wander. However, family and visitors are welcome to visit their loved one whenever they like. Click here to learn more about our memory care program and how we can help you!
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