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Frequently Asked Questions

Lifecare makes us different

Q: What is Lifecare?

With Lifecare at Friendship Village of Dublin, you and your estate are protected from the spiraling costs of long-term health care. Independent residency includes the cost of long-term nursing care, basic assisted living, substantial savings on memory loss care and lifetime priority use of these on-site services. This is made possible through a one-time entry fee, which is based on the size and style of the residence you choose. As a Lifecare resident, your independent living monthly fee covers your care if you ever need it, except for two additional meals daily and any additional health care services not included in the monthly fee.

Q: Is Lifecare my only independent living option?

Only Villa residents currently have a non-Lifecare option.

Q: What does the entry fee cover?

Your one-time entry fee and ongoing monthly fee gives you full access to the continuum of high-quality care, should you need it in the future, and our Lifecare promise, which protects you from the ever-escalating cost of long-term care. For more than 30 years, Friendship Village of Dublin has been committed to providing distinctive environments and unparalleled service. Our exceptional, caring team members have always been at the center of what makes us special. We provide unmatched value, so you can feel confident in the wisdom of your investment.

Q: What does the monthly fee cover?

The monthly fee is determined by the size and style of residence you choose, and covers a comprehensive collection of services and amenities. These include:

  • Monthly meal credits
  • Weekly flat linen service
  • Housekeeping service twice per month
  • 24-hour security
  • All utilities
  • Scheduled transportation
  • All interior and exterior maintenance
  • Fitness center
  • Olympic-sized lap and aerobic pool
  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi availability
  • Access to the many other services and amenities available to all residents

Q: Is the monthly fee subject to change?

Yes. We may periodically adjust fees at a rate that reflects costs of operation and allows us to maintain our sound financial basis. Notification of any increase in the monthly fee is given to all residents no less than 30 days in advance. This adjustment generally occurs on an annual basis.

Q: Are there tax advantages to Lifecare?

Yes. The federal government views part of the cost of independent living at Friendship Village of Dublin to be deductible as prepaid health care expenses on each year's federal tax return. Residents should contact their personal tax adviser regarding this deduction.

Q. What kind of lifestyle can I expect at Friendship Village of Dublin?

With so much to do at Friendship Village of Dublin, it's hard to list it all. We have a program for just about anybody's interests. Our Fitness Center and Wellness Program offers personal training, massage therapy, aerobic and water-aerobic classes, meditation classes, Wii bowling and a walking club – just to name a few. Bible studies, book club, card games and a speaker series are always readily available. Our Art Program covers various art disciplines such as watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing, clay, calligraphy, printmaking and crafts.

Our residents also enjoy numerous trips to places such as:

  • The Broadway Series
  • The Columbus Symphony
  • Live at the Met
  • OSU and Columbus Clippers sporting events
  • Day trips to points of interest in Ohio such as Hocking Hills, Amish Country and Heisey Glass
  • A Round – About bus tour designed to "sight see" places like German Village, Denison University and OSU

Whatever you are looking for, we probably have it. It is easy to stay active and involved at Friendship Village of Dublin.

Q: Can a person be admitted directly to health care, bypassing independent living?

Yes. We accept direct admissions into all levels of care, provided there is space available without jeopardizing the needs of our independent living residents. Such admissions are subject to the current fees for our health care services.

Q. What senior care services does Friendship Village of Dublin offer?

Friendship Village of Dublin offers assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and long-term care — all tailored to deliver a customized plan that can change over time to meet each resident's evolving needs and lifestyle preferences.

In addition, Friendship Village of Dublin offers Home Care Services to safeguard your independence and allow you to continue living happily in your home. Some of these services include 24-hour care, personal care, companionship, respite for caregivers, light housekeeping and laundry service, grocery shopping, meal preparation and medication reminders.

Q. How will I know which level of care is appropriate?

Providing the right level of care is at the heart of everything we do. Prior to move-in, a wellness evaluation will be completed by your personal physician. This report is then reviewed by our Director of Nursing to determine which level of care will meet your specific needs and desires.

Q: Is Friendship Village of Dublin right for me?

Whether you're searching for a wonderfully fulfilling independent living experience, or for a community offering higher levels of care that are more hospitality than hospital, only you and your family can decide. Call us today to schedule a personal appointment with one of our marketing counselors.

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Common Questions

What is Lifecare?

Is Lifecare my only independent living option?

What does the entry fee cover?

What does the monthly fee cover?

Is the monthly fee subject to change?

Are there tax advantages to Lifecare?

What kind of lifestyle can I expect at Friendship Village of Dublin?

Can a person be admitted directly to health care, bypassing independent living?

What senior care services does Friendship Village of Dublin offer?

How will I know which level of care is appropriate?

Is Friendship Village of Dublin right for me?