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What is Riddle Village’s relationship with Riddle Memorial Hospital?

Riddle Village and Riddle Memorial Hospital are separate entities, however there is a ground lease arrangement between Riddle Village and Riddle Healthcare Foundation, as they own the land that Riddle Village sits on.  The relationship between the organizations has always been a positive one and we believe it is very beneficial to our residents to have Riddle Memorial Hospital, now part of the Main Line Health System, right next door.

Can I afford to live at Riddle Village?

This is a common question for many when visiting our community.  Most are surprised by how affordable the Life Care option truly is.  The funds used to secure one’s future here at the Village may be the best money ever spent.  Riddle Village is proud to be one of the most affordable retirement communities in the area despite having the largest apartments, indoor parking, superior amenities and exceptional healthcare services.  A marketing representative is always available to review your finances in a confidential and relaxed manner.

Is any part of my Entrance Fee and monthly fee tax deductible?

Yes, a portion of your non-refundable entrance fee is deductible in the first year of your residency at our community.  In addition, each year a portion of your monthly fee is tax deductible on your federal tax return as pre-paid medical expenses.  A marketing representative will review these deductions with you when you visit Riddle Village.

When was Riddle Village Established?

Riddle Village opened its doors for our first residents on October 15, 1993.

What kind of dining plan does Riddle Village offer?

Riddle Village offers a Flex Dollar Dining Plan.  All residents receive a set amount of money to be used for meals each month.  The Flex Dollar amount given is based on having dinner in our most expensive dining venue multiplied by the days in the month.  The Flex Dollars can be used in any dining venue for any meal, including the Garden Terrace, Chesapeake Room, Governour’s Inne and Thoroughbred Lounge.  All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), appetizers, “upgrade on meals” and beverages (including beverages containing alcohol) can be “purchased” with your Flex Dollars.  You can use your Flex Dollars to purchase meals, appetizers and drinks for your guests visiting from outside of the facility.  Flex Dollars can not be rolled over to the next month, they must be used in the month that they were issued.  Please ask a marketing representative for the full details on this fantastic meal plan!

What services do you offer to those who are not Riddle Village Life Care Residents?

Riddle Village Life Care residents have priority access to our Personal Care apartments and Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation suites. However, we often have availability and welcome non-residents to experience our high quality nursing services and amenities.  Our Personal Care apartments are available for long-term care. The Skilled Nursing Suites can be utilized for short-term, long-term and respite care..  Please call for more information and to check on availability.

What happens to my Entrance Fee at Riddle Village?

Riddle Village offers three different Entrance Fee Plans.  Plan A is a declining balance plan and is our most popular plan, Plan B offers a minimum 50% refund, and Plan C offers a minimum 90% refund.

Can I bring my pet to Riddle Village?

YES!  Your pet is welcome to move to Riddle Village with you.

What happens if I outlive my assets?

Part of the admission process at Riddle Village includes a financial review to help ensure that you have the necessary funds to live in a life Care community such as ours.  Once that review process is concluded and you have been financially accepted, Riddle Village takes on the responsibility of providing you with the lifestyle and care that you expect regardless of whether or not you outlive your assets provided this was through no fault of your own.  In addition to the financial assistance Riddle Village will provide, the residents of Riddle Village developed an Endowment Fund to assist those residents that may find themselves faced with a financial hardship.

What transportation services are available?

Riddle Village has a transportation team and assortment of vehicles to meet your transportation needs.  They provide transport to and from doctor appointments, grocery stores, mall shopping, planned trips, as well as, to and from the train station or airport.  Costs depend on the distance traveled.   Regularly scheduled trips to the grocery stores, shopping malls and rides back and forth to Riddle Hospital are always free!

If I need a higher level of care in the future, what additional costs should I expect?

The only extra cost for utilizing a higher level of care at Riddle Village is $9 per day for additional meals.  Medical Insurance co-pays (when applicable), medical supplies and medications also remain your responsibility.

Who is on the executive team overseeing Riddle Village and may I speak with them?

Bob Bertolette, President/CEO, Kim Roguszewski, Vice President/CFO and Ron Waterman, NHA Vice President/COO make up our executive team and are located on site during business hours at least 5 days per week. They are always happy to meet with residents and prospective residents at any time.

What is the medical and financial criteria to enter Riddle Village?

All residents go through a medical and financial approval prior to residing at Riddle Village.  The medical approval ensures us that you will be able to live safely in an independent residential setting.  The financial approval ensures you will have enough assets and income to live comfortably at Riddle Village for many years to come.

Are there any major capital projects planned for Riddle Village?

Riddle Village has a long history of budgeting and planning major capital projects to ensure the community continues to remain attractive, functional and desirable for current and future residents. Some of our most recent capital projects include a new roof on the commons building, HVAC system in the commons building, and renovated courtyard (with new bocce ball court, shuffleboard court, fire pit, and seating area). Some future budgeted projects include new roofs for all residential buildings, new paint and carpeting for residential buildings, redesign of two main dining venues and so much more!

May I tour the Monticello House, Riddle Village’s health care center?

Yes!  We encourage prospective residents to tour our healthcare center and ask questions.  Ron Waterman, NHA, Vice President/COO, is always happy to answer any questions you may have about Monticello House.

Can I “test drive” the Riddle Village lifestyle?

We understand making a move to a retirement community is a big decision not to be taken lightly. For some, it is helpful to experience the lifestyle before making a final choice on where they want to call home. Please talk to your marketing representative about spending a night or two in one of our guest rooms, joining residents for dinner, attending the evening entertainment and exploring our community to get a feel of the friendly lifestyle that Riddle Village offers.

Can I have over night guests?

Yes!  Guests are always welcome into Riddle Village.  If you plan on having an overnight guest in your apartment we can provide you with a roll away bed, or your guests can spend the night in one of our beautifully appointed and spacious guest suites.

Who decides if I need more care and what type of care I need?

You are always involved in your healthcare decisions as long as you’re able.  If the need arises where you need more care, all options will be discussed with you, the Riddle Village medical team, your personal physician and your family.

What happens if I have a medical emergency in my apartment?

All Riddle Village apartments are equipped with emergency pull cords that are monitored 24/7 by our nursing team.  We also have a state-of-the-art computerized daily check in system to ensure your safety and privacy.

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