It’s natural to have a lot of questions…
Naturally, we have the answers!
As Johnson City’s only Life Plan Community, in a lot of ways, we’re one big answer—to all your concerns about the future! The more you learn about The Village Life and everything we offer, the more you’ll see the value of living life your way with us!
We know you have many questions as you look at retirement communities—or even think about moving from your house. We are a mission-based, nonprofit community, and giving you sound guidance is our first responsibility.
To meet the needs of this generation, senior living communities have transformed from care providers into vibrant Life Plan Communities that offer a range of residential options and new opportunities for creative, educational and personal exploration.
Cornerstone Village is a contemporary and forward-looking Life Plan Community. We are first and foremost a trusted advisor for those seeking information about senior living communities and lifestyles. Our 50 years of senior living experience and expertise is yours to draw upon, and we’d love to help guide and inform your life’s next chapter.
It is our goal to help you stay committed to your dreams and plans for the future, which includes continuing health care and financial security.
It means that, since we do not have to pay dividends to shareholders, all revenue after operating expenses is reinvested to benefit our residents: in campus enhancements, new programs, and staffing.
No, there is no ownership involved—which means relief from tax bills and worries about the volatile real estate market. You pay an Entrance Fee—which gives you a lifetime use of your apartment, suite, townhouse or cottage—and Monthly Fees, to cover ongoing services and programs. Your Entrance Fee can be up to 90% refundable to your estate, for asset protection. Portions of your fees may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
The Entrance Fee and Monthly Service Fee varies depending on the size and location of your residence. We offer one of the most inclusive service packages in the region, with no hidden fees. Some of the amenities and services are optional and can be added on at any time, such as weekly housekeeping and a second or third meal. Because The Village offers a number of different residential floor plans, you have more options to choose living space that fits your budget and your lifestyle.
Most LTC policies will not pay for independent living. You should review the language of your policy to make sure you know what types of services it covers. LTC insurance will generally apply when assistance with daily activities (assisted living) or 24-hour nursing care (long-term care) is required. Many of our residents have LTC Insurance.
Yes. Just as the cost of living increases every year, nationally, residents of Cornerstone Village can expect a similar cost of living increase in their Monthly Service Fee—usually every April 1. This enables us to continue to deliver all the quality services and amenities our residents expect as their standard of living.
At The Village, we believe that frailty is not a normal part of growing older. In an effort to keep our residents involved in living well, we employ a wellness staff with the expertise and programs to strengthen mind, body, and spirit.
Pets are part of your family, so they are always welcome. We ask that you be able to provide the care your pet requires. We do have a policy as to what kinds of pets are accepted and a pet fee, as well as paperwork required before a pet can move in with you. Ask us for details.
Yes, within the Johnson City limits, for everything from doctor appointments to shopping trips to dining at Johnson City-area restaurants. We also regularly offer fun excursions to exciting destinations.
All of them, since we’re Johnson City’s only Life Plan Community! One of the many reasons residents tell us they decided to live The Village Life is because of the priority health services access they enjoy if they ever require greater levels of assistance and/or health care.
Our Cornerstone Village Health Care Center is a 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, where a compassionate and innovative staff specializes in the latest treatments for long-term and post-acute illness. Care is also provided for post-operative, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation; pain management; wound care and other rehabilitative services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy.
We also offer two licensed assisted living communities at Cornerstone Village North and Cornerstone Village South. Cornerstone Village South also offers respite and senior day services. It is not unusual for a resident to use one of these services while recuperating from an illness while maintaining their independent living or independent living plus (IL Plus) residence. The same can be said about people who may be assessed as needing assisted living, but with good care, can later return to their independent living or IL Plus residence.