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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those interested in our independent living community. Read on to find out more about Aberdeen Heights. 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 is independent living at a Life Plan community?

    Independent living communities are designed for older adults who want the conveniences of community life without the burdens of home maintenance. Some communities, like Aberdeen Heights, offer an enriched lifestyle with recreational, social and educational opportunities and a comprehensive plan for your future with priority access to other care options on our campus.

  • Do you have to be Presbyterian to live at Aberdeen Heights?

    We welcome all faiths into our community. Our chaplain helps connect our residents with spiritual services that best fit them.

  • How big is your campus? What are my options?

    We have 317 apartments and suites on the campus at Aberdeen Heights, with 234 independent living apartments—a great size to be able to easily get to know your neighbors. In independent living, we offer beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 756 to 1,838 square feet.

  • Do you have different buildings or one building?

    We are able to serve all of our residents from one campus under one roof.

  • Do you have additional storage?

    There are 4-foot by 4-foot by 8-foot storage lockers conveniently located on each floor in independent living, or we can direct you to convenient storage units nearby. In addition, we can provide expert assistance in rightsizing. While a move of this kind usually requires anticipating future needs and making some tough decisions about furnishings and possessions, with all the amenities and common spaces available, we expand your living area exponentially without being responsible for furnishing or cleaning it. 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?

    Our independent living apartments are offered through an entrance fee that is 90-percent refundable to you or your estate. Paying an entrance fee up front is like an investment that secures your money and provides an ongoing guaranteed benefit of having lower monthly costs. Monthly independent living fees begin at $3,110 per month for one person ($1,349 second person fee), depending on the residence. Rates are subject to periodic review. We recommend you speak with your financial adviser about the best option for you.

  • What services and amenities are available at Aberdeen Heights?

    We have a variety of services and amenities designed to meet what you are looking for. The fee Aberdeen Heights offers a comprehensive array of services and amenities, including restaurant-style dining, casual dining, a library, business center, full-service beauty/barber shop and fitness center and more. Plus, our complimentary transportation will take you where you need to go.

  • What happens if I run out of money?

    In the more than 70 years PMMA has been around, we have never asked any one of our residents to leave because through no fault of their own they ran out of money. We have a Good Samaritan program that one can explore, and we do accept Medicaid in our health care center.

  • What happens to my refund if your community closes or goes bankrupt?

    Just as there are risks in anything so it is true with your investment at Aberdeen. Our longevity and success in the senior living industry brings a level of confidence to our residents. History is a great indicator of how we have been a leader in the senior living industry and will continue to be for years to come.

  • Do you take Medicaid?

    We accept Medicaid-approved residents in our health care center, depending on availability of our health services.

  • What types of security do you offer?

    Our main entrance doors are locked between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., and a team member regularly walks the buildings during those hours. All other exterior doors are locked 24 hours a day. All patio doors lock automatically.

    Independent living residents are given a security fob to open any exterior door. All guests are asked to enter through the front door and register at the concierge desk.

  • Can you get care in the apartment?

    You may receive home health services in your apartment from the home health company of your choice. We can recommend a home health company if you need assistance in making a selection.

  • Do you offer all levels of living?

    Aberdeen Heights is a Life Plan Community, offering you every level of living for every season of your life. The name “Life Plan” evolved to show that our communities go beyond merely providing care. “Life” describes how you can live life to the fullest here, and “Plan” captures the security of having a plan in place if your health needs change. By choosing a Life Plan community, you secure the most comprehensive plan for your future.

  • Do you offer a meal plan?

    Dining is an important component of our culture at Aberdeen Heights. We offer flexible meal plans with seasonal and always-available menus for lunch and dinner so you can choose what you’d like to eat.

  • Will I have a voice in the community?

    You’re encouraged to participate in one of our community resident-run committees and have a say in programming, activities, outings and other aspects of community life. We also have regular round table discussions and town hall meetings to make sure your voice is heard.

  • Is there parking?

    Yes. Complimentary surface parking areas are available around the building. Underground, climate-controlled reserved parking spaces are available for an additional $100 per month.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes. We allow dogs (up to 20 pounds) and cats in independent living, depending on temperament. We also have a dog park on campus. Fish and birds also are welcome.

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