Senior Community

Assisted Living Apartments FAQs

What is the cost of Liberty Ridge’s Assisted Living Apartments?

Our monthly rental rates vary depending on the size and style of the apartment (studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments). Monthly rental rates include almost everything a person would need to live comfortably. You can view the list of included services under the Amenities & Services tab. See our sales counselor for additional details.

Is transportation provided?

Yes. Weekly scheduled transportation for shopping is provided to our residents. Transportation for banking, the post office, and library services is also provided on an alternating basis weekly. Individual transportation for doctor, hair, and other appointments can be arranged with advance notice for a reasonable fee. Fees to defray the costs of vehicle operation and labor are nominal. In addition, many residents who qualify for service use the Red Cross Wheels program for transportation that can be scheduled in advance. Our Business Office can provide more details.

Are meals included in the cost?

Yes. Three hot, restaurant-style meals are included, along with between meal snacks, such as fruit, cookies, pretzels, crackers, etc. Liberty Ridge’s dining services are managed by our trained chef, with input from our residents on a regular basis.

Does Medicare pay?

No. Medicare pays for rehabilitative services classified as skilled care. Liberty Ridge does not offer clinical services, as it is certified by the state for assisted living only. Also, the State of Kentucky does not include assisted living as a service eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. Liberty Ridge has residents who have their fees and expenses defrayed by long-term care insurance payments, however, residents are reimbursed after paying their monthly fees.

Are you based on income?

No. Liberty Ridge is a faith-based ministry of the Eastland Church of God however, we do not currently have the resources to provide services and accommodations based on income. The creation of a viable endowment fund to provide benevolence support is a long-term goal of our community and the Liberty Ridge Foundation.

Are pets allowed?

Yes. Liberty Ridge believes that pets can be a rewarding part of seniors’ lives and welcomes small pets of both residents and visitors as long as they are housebroken, well-behaved, and leashed when outside of apartments. Residents pay a monthly pet fee and accept the responsibility for walking, caring for, and cleaning up after their pets, indoors, and outdoors.

What is assisted living in Kentucky?

Assisted living is for those persons needing assistance with their activities and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL’s/IADL’s), such as dressing, grooming, bathing, medication, and meal preparation. In Kentucky, an assisted living residence that provides this type of care must undergo a certification process, and be inspected regularly by officials of the State to ensure that it complies with regulations for assisted living care. Assisted living in KY is a social model which provides the opportunity for those not needing daily medical attention to receive care in a more home-like setting and at a much more affordable cost. Liberty Ridge is one of only three such certified facilities in Lexington. Those needing medical care may receive it in their apartments from outside home health providers.

Are you staffed with nurses?

No. Liberty Ridge is certified by Kentucky as an assisted living community. As such, we are prohibited by Kentucky’s assisted living regulations from providing any skilled or clinical care for our residents. However, residents requiring occasional or routine skilled care may avail themselves of the many services offered by the home health providers regularly visiting Liberty Ridge.

How are you different from a personal care community?

Personal care communities are allowed by state regulations to employ clinical staff and do some clinical care. A significant difference is their ability to do medication administration and management, while assisted living facilities’ are permitted only to provide medication reminders. However, clinical staffing and services result in higher fees and charges, even for those residents who do not use them daily. In addition, personal care residents must still meet the same state eligibility criteria of being ambulatory or mobile/non-ambulatory, or be transferred to a nursing home.

Easy Living Garden Homes FAQs

Who is the sponsor of the Liberty Ridge Garden Homes?

Liberty Ridge Senior Living, Inc. was established in 1999 as a ministry of Eastland Church of God to help meet the growing need for quality affordable housing and services for area retirees. Liberty Ridge is a non-profit entity open to people of all faiths. Liberty Ridge Assisted Living opened in 2000 with 45 apartments and has since added 20 more units in 2003. It maintains an average occupancy of over 90 percent and is financially stable. Liberty Ridge is governed by a local board of directors and operates under the management of SeniorLife Solutions, Inc., a professional management company with more than 18 years of experience in operating housing for the elderly.

Who lives in Liberty Ridge’s Garden Homes?

The Garden Homes are designed for active retirees over the age of 60 who want to simplify their lifestyle while remaining in a residential, home-like setting. These senior living facilities come with a variety of optional programs and services to provide convenience, security, and peace of mind for the future. Some might like the idea of the freedom from home maintenance in our maintenance-free community. Others come for the social opportunities available with neighbors who share their interests and values. Still others come for the security and peace of mind of knowing that several lifestyle options are available to meet your future housing and care needs.

What are the homes like?

We have created a “front-porch” community, featuring homes with a large covered porch to encourage old-fashioned neighborhood socialization. Homes are arranged in pairs, single level low-barrier living, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage. We offer multiple floor plan options, including a four-season sunroom, upgraded flooring, crown molding, chair rail, and more. All of our homes are designed to meet the changing needs of older adults and allow for “aging in place.”

What is the financial arrangement?

A one-time refundable entrance fee will grant you occupancy for as long as you wish to live in the home. When you move out and the unit is issued to a new resident, you will receive a guaranteed minimum 75% refund of your entrance fee, plus 75% of any appreciation that was realized during your residency. Regardless of how many years you live in the home, you will be guaranteed a minimum of 75% of your original entrance fee, refunded to either you or your estate (upon your demise). (See our residency agreement for more information)

What Is the cost?

Please see our sales counselor for more information.

Is there a monthly service fee?

A base monthly service fee is assessed to cover the costs of basic interior and exterior building and grounds maintenance. Personalized maintenance services are offered for an additional fee. Please see our sales counselor for more information.

What does the monthly service fee include?

What about property tax?

At this time no property tax would be assessed, due to the sponsor being a non-profit organization. If future taxes are assessed by the governing authorities, they will be passed on to resident/ tenants.

What about property/homeowner’s insurance?

Liberty Ridge will be responsible for insuring the home structure. It will be your responsibility to insure your personal belongings. This can be done very inexpensively through an insurance agency.

How many homes are there?

We have built a total of 58 Garden Homes, consisting of a variety of sizes and floor plans. Please see our sales counselor for more information. At this time, there are no plans to build more homes due to limited buildable space on our site.

What is the process for reserving a Garden Home?

Currently, a waiting lists exists for Garden Homes residency.  A $500 refundable deposit is required to secure a place on the wait list.  As homes become available, wait list members are given first right of refusal, in the order they first submitted their deposits.

What about pets?

Pets are welcome under certain conditions (see Resident Handbook for details). A non-refundable pet deposit is required.

Who will own title to the home/property?

Liberty Ridge will retain ownership of and responsibility for the property. That means we are responsible for maintaining, insuring and re-marketing the unit when you pass away or decide to move out.

What if I need to move to the assisted living residence?

As a Garden Home resident, you would receive special Priority Access to move to the Assisted Living residence, over and above those coming from the outside community. In addition, if you had lived in the Garden Home for a minimum of two years before moving the assisted living residence, you would receive a 10% discount off monthly rental fees.

What if I have a spouse who needs assisted living?

A spouse of any Garden Home resident who lives in the assisted living residence will receive an automatic 5% discount on monthly rental fee.

What if my health changes suddenly and I have to move out after only one year?

Once Liberty Ridge has contracted for and received the entrance fee from the next occupant of your unit, you or your estate would receive 91% of entrance fee or the ‘re-sale’ price, whichever is greater. This calculation is based on a prorated Refund Adjustment Rate of .75% per month for the 12 months of occupancy, totaling 9% total reduction of refund.

What if my Garden Home does not ‘sell’ when I move out? When would I receive my refund?

Liberty Ridge currently has a paid waiting list of people wanting to move into our Garden Homes.  However, if your home does not ‘sell’ within 8 months after you have vacated it, Liberty Ridge will refund you (or your estate) 75% of your original Entrance Fee at that time.

Can I come to the assisted living residence dining room for a meal?

Yes, certain services offered in the assisted living residence, such as meals and transportation will be made available to Garden Home residents for a fee (limitations apply). You may also use the hair salon and gift shop.

What are the benefits of living at Liberty Ridge versus buying a condo?

  • Live in a community designed to meet the changing needs of seniors.
  • Special user-friendly features allow for “aging-in-place”
  • Emergency response system monitored by on-site 24hr staff
  • Access to the amenities and services offered in assisted living residence
  • A community of neighbors who share your interests and values.
  • Priority access to move to assisted living residence on campus
  • All adult community. Children are welcome as guests.
  • Sponsored by a faith-based non-profit organization.

I like to travel. Will you look after my home while I’m away?

Yes, you can “Lock ‘n Go”. We will look after things while you’re away. No worries.

Independent Living Apartments FAQS

What is the cost?

Our monthly rental rates vary depending upon the size apartment (one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments). Monthly rental rates include most everything a person would need. See list of included services under Amenities & Services tab. See Sales Counselor for details.

Is transportation provided?

Yes. Weekly scheduled transportation for shopping is provided. Transportation for banking, the post office, and library services is also provided on an alternating basis weekly. Individual transportation for doctor’s , hair, and other appointments can be arranged with advance notice for a fee. Fees to defray the costs of vehicle operation and labor are nominal. In addition, many residents who qualify for service use the Red Cross Wheels program for transportation that can be scheduled in advance. Our Business Office can provide more details.

Are meals included in the cost?

Yes. Three hot, restaurant style meals are included, along with between meal snacks, such as fruit, cookies, pretzels, crackers, etc. Liberty Ridge’s dining services are managed by our trained chef, with input from our residents on a regular basis.

Does Medicare pay?

No. Medicare pays for rehabilitative services classified as skilled care. Liberty Ridge does not offer clinical services, as it is certified by the state for assisted living only. Also, the state of Kentucky does not include assisted living as a service eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. Liberty Ridge has residents who have their fees and expenses defrayed by long term care insurance payments, however, residents are reimbursed after paying their monthly fees.

Are you based on income?

No. Liberty Ridge is a faith-based ministry of the Eastland Church of God however, we do not currently have the resources to provide services and accommodations based on income. The creation of a viable endowment fund to provide benevolence support is a long term goal of our community and the Liberty Ridge Foundation.

Are pets allowed?

Yes. Liberty Ridge believes that pets can be a rewarding part of seniors’ lives and welcomes small pets of both residents and visitors as long as they are housebroken, well-behaved, and leashed when outside of apartments. Residents pay a monthly pet fee and accept the responsibility for walking, caring for, and cleaning up after their pets, indoors, and outdoors.

Do you have nurses on staff?

No. Liberty Ridge is certified by Kentucky as an assisted living community. As such, we are prohibited by state assisted living regulations from providing any skilled or clinical care for our residents. However, residents requiring occasional or routine skilled care may avail themselves of the many services offered by the home health providers regularly visiting Liberty Ridge.

Memory Care Neighborhood FAQS

What is the cost?

Monthly rental rates depend upon the size of the private apartment occupied.

What is included in this monthly fee?

Our rental rate includes all utilities, 24/7 dementia care trained staff, 3 meals daily, snacks as appropriate, daily social activities and stimulation, bathing, dressing, grooming assistance, medication reminders, periodic toileting, occasional incontinence assistance, and escort service as needed. Linens for twin beds, washcloths, and towels are also provided via this fee.

Do you have nurses?

The Memory Care Neighborhood does not have clinical staff, as it is certfied by the state for assisted living only.. More often than not, residents displaying the early stages of dementia do not need skilled or clinical care to maintain their quality of life. In the event that medical or clinical care is occasionally needed, our Memory Care residents obtain help via the numerous home health agencies that visit Liberty Ridge. In so doing, they pay for clinical care only when needed.

Is it a secure unit?

Although every effort is made to ensure that our Memory Care residents are secure and accounted for, state fire code requires that our alarmed exit and entrance doors have 30 second delayed egress features in the event of fire. In recognition of this, we have a higher ratio of staff to residents to facilitate monitoring their safety and security.

How will I know if my family member is suitable for Memory Care?

If your family member meets the requirements of KRS 194A.700-729 ( i.e. is ambulatory/non-ambulatory but mobile, and is not a danger to themselves or others, does not require skilled care, etc.), Liberty Ridge will assess him or her for appropriateness for Memory Care, considering such criteria as wandering, level of incontinence, ability to transfer, special diet needs, behavior, medication needs, etc. In addition, those moving into Memory Care are re-assessed on a continuous, routine basis, to ensure that they remain appropriate and can be safely cared for under state assisted living criteria and regulations.

What training do the staff have?

Our staff meet the training requirements outlined in state assisted living regulations and also must annually complete 12 hours of dementia specific courses. In addition, they must volunteer as a companion at the Best Friends Adult Daycare Center prior to employment to assess their suitability for memory care work.

Do they have opportunities for activities?

The Liberty Ridge Memory Care Neighborhood ministry is modeled after the Best Friend’s approach to dementia care. We are a person-centered community, thus we attempt to meet each resident’s needs based upon their capabilities, interests, and daily routines. We believe that activities are more than just recreation, but include any event that engages a resident mentally and physically to prolong his or her quality of life. Our goal is to foster independence and choice as much as possible. An example might be coaching a resident in doing his or her personal laundry, or asking their assistance in watering our flowers and plants. Our activities program also encompasses educational, spiritual, and recreational events designed around the challenges of memory loss. When appropriate, we emphasize outside activities such as walking, dining out, and physical exercise. Our goal is to daily provide every resident with opportunities to enjoy life.

Can they take outings?

Liberty Ridge supports appropriate outings for our Memory Care residents . These may be in the form of flying kites in the park, dining out, walking about our campus, shopping trips, going out for ice cream, or other events found enjoyable for our residents and staff. We often involve our volunteers in these outings, and welcome family members and friends to accompany us.

Give us a call at (800) 264-0840 or submit the form below to request pricing and availability.

*This form is not intended for submission of personal medical information.