Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there an entrance fee or initial deposit?
  2. Do you have a waiting list?
  3. Can I bring my pet?
  4. What is independent living?
  5. What is emergency response care for independent living residents?
  6. What is licensed nursing care?
  7. Is retirement living really more affordable than staying in my own home?
  8. How do you prices compare to other retirement communities?
  9. Is there really a difference between a for-profit and a not-for-profit senior community?

    1. Is there an entrance fee or initial deposit?

      No entrance fee is required to become a resident at the Manor. However, there is a $50 per person application fee. To find out more about the admissions process, click here.
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    2. Do you have a waiting list?

      Yes, we do have a waiting list. But often there are residences available with no waiting. Call Jerri Thomas, Director of Marketing, for current availability at (940) 696-8633 or Request Info.
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    3. Can I bring my pet?

      Cottage residents (residences not in the main building) are welcome to bring their pet companion depending on size and temperament. However, pets do not live in the main building.
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    4. What is independent living?

      Independent living is the perfect choice for older adults who are able to live on their own, but choose a more carefree lifestyle that provides amenities such as laundry service, meals, housekeeping, lawn service, security, home maintenance, transportation and more. An added plus is the peace of mind that comes from knowing the nurse is just a pull cord away.
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    5. What is emergency response care for independent living residents?

      Emergency nursing is available at Presbyterian Manor to the apartments and cottage residents. Emergency pull cords are located in each residence and are answered by the nurses’ station 24-hours a day in the adjoining Perkins-Prothro Health Care Center.
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    6. What is licensed nursing care?

      Licensed nursing care includes twenty-four hour nursing care, medication management, all meals and snacks, laundry service and more. Manor residents are given priority admission over community admissions for licensed nursing care covering short-term or long-term needs.
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    7. Is retirement living really more affordable than staying in my own home?

      Click here to see our Comparison Chart and see if living at the Manor makes financial sense in your situation.

    8. How do you prices compare to other retirement communities?

      Comparing apples to apples is difficult when looking at retirement communities because some may “bundle” a group of services while others provide each item “a la carte.” Presbyterian Manor includes services and amenities in our rates that many other communities keep “hidden.” For example, laundry service delivered to your door, emergency response visits from a nurse and security are all included in the cost of residency. As an example in the Health Care Center, personal hygiene products, all meals and snacks, and dietary supplements are already included.

      In cost comparison shopping, however, Presbyterian Manor rates are affordable and competitive.
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    9. Is there really a difference between a for-profit and a not-for-profit senior community?

      Absolutely – and sometimes the difference is like night and day.

      Presbyterian Manor is not pressured by a corporation or management company located elsewhere to make and send profits to shareholders. Presbyterian Manor is a mission focused 501(c)3 organization, governed by a local volunteer board that cares personally about our role of serving the older adults in our community. Currently, two residents serve on the Board of Directors.

      Our nonprofit status is reflected in our reason for existing, which is to improve the lives of older adults.
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    Our mission statement:

    Presbyterian Manor is committed to providing excellence, dignity and quality of care in housing and health care services for the senior adults and family members we serve.