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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those interested in independent living at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. Read on to find out more — if there’s a question we haven’t answered here, contact us today.

  • When is the right time to move into an Independent Living community?

    Seniors often reach a point where they think about rightsizing. Their house may be more than they want or, for some, able to handle. They might start thinking it would be fun to sell the lawn mower and move somewhere maintenance-free. The ideal time to move into an independent living community is when you feel the itch to change things up, but when you are still active enough to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of a senior living community.

  • What are my Independent Living options?

    We offer beautiful studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

  • Do you have a wait list?

    At times, yes. To get on the wait list, you must submit a long-term application for residency.

  • Do you have additional storage?

    We can direct you to convenient storage units nearby. In addition, we can provide expert assistance in rightsizing. A move of this kind usually requires anticipating future needs and making some tough decisions about furnishings and possessions. In truth, you most likely spend the majority of your time in just a few rooms of your house. We can help you in planning. We’ll work with you personally to ensure the choices you make are right for you and consistent with the way you want live.

  • How do your fees work? Is it a buy-in or a monthly fee?

    Monthly independent living fees begin at $1,545 per month for one resident, depending on the residence and finance option selected. Our campus offers two options: an entrance fee with a lower monthly fee, or a higher monthly fee without an entrance fee. A second person fee applies for double occupancy; rates vary based on the level of services needed by the second person. Rates and monthly fees are subject to periodic review. Contact us to learn more and take the next step in your journey.

  • Do I have to disclose all of my finances?

    No. We need to see enough that we feel confident you can afford private pay senior living for the foreseeable future, but this does not require full disclosure of your finances.

  • Do you take Medicaid?

    Medicaid is not available for Independent Living.

  • Do you offer a meal plan?

    Dining is an important component of our culture at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. We offer flexible meal plans with seasonal and always-available menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can choose what you’d like to eat. Select the meal plan to suit your needs.

  • Is there parking?

    Yes, parking is available for active drivers at Presbyterian Village.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, we allow pets in independent living on a case-by-case basis. Residents may have a dog, cat, birds and/or fish, if approved.

  • Are there social opportunities or activities in Independent Living?

    Absolutely! We offer activities, a vibrant social life, cultural outings, shopping trips and more. Check out our programs or calendars to see some of what’s going on.


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