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People’s Bank Completes Building Campaign Pledge

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Earlier this year, People’s Bank of Flemingsburg completed their five year partnership with Hospice of Hope’s recent campus construction. In 2012, then president James Hay and his Board of Directors entered into an agreement with Hospice of Hope to financially pledge support for a 32 apartment Assisted Living Facility and an 8 bed Hospice Care Center. Michael Parker, Director of PR and Development with Hospice of Hope said, “We are tremendously grateful for the pledge and support of our expansion project. People’s Bank has and continues to be a top notch community icon supporting local area projects”. The included picture was taken in our open air courtyard at Kenton Pointe Assisted in where People’s Bank has a plaque thanking them for their partnership. Included in the picture from left to right: Michael Parker, Director of PR & Develop for Hospice of Hope; Tony Kinder, People’ Bank President; Linda Brown, Residence Director at Kenton Pointe Assisted Living; Brian Hunt, Marketing Manager at People’s Bank; Kavin Cartmell RN, Executive Director of Hospice of Hope; and Tim Brannon, People’s Bank Branch Manager of Mayville location.


New Study Finds Public Not Ready for Long Term Care/Assisted Living


New research finds a majority of American voters are thinking about their retirement, but not about whether they will need long term care. The national survey, conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), signals a need to educate members of the public about this often overlooked part of the health care system. More than three quarters of Americans (76 percent) said they had thought a lot or some about their living situation in retirement, but only four in 10 (44 percent) thought they would need long term care. The federal government estimates that seven in 10 elderly Americans will need long term care at some point in their lives. Click here for a link to the entire article. Are you ready of do you have questions about Assisted Living? Call 759-0311 and ask to set up a free consultation about what Kenton Pointe can offer and what steps you will need to take to better prepare yourself for future care.


National Center for Assisted Living

Looking for answer with Regards to Assisted Living? Check out the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives. NCAL’s proactive, national focus on assisted living legislation is backed by the strongest and most influential long term care advocacy team in the country. NCAL members know that their voices will be heard by the national policymakers and regulators who continually seek to influence the future of assisted living.


 

Maysville Ranked #7 Best Place to Retire in KY

In a recent study from SmartAsset, Maysville KY ranked as the 7th best place to retire in the state. A happy, healthy retirement depends a lot on location. To find the best places to retire, SmartAsset gathered data on three separate regional factors that affect the quality of life for retirees.

First, they looked at state and local tax rates, considering two types of taxes: income and sales. They calculated effective rates based on a typical retiree, earning $35,000 annually (from retirement savings, social security or part-time employment), and spending their disposable income on taxable goods. Next, they determined the number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers per thousand residents in each area. Finally, they looked at the of number of seniors in each area as a percentage of the total population. In their final analysis, each county and city on these three factors were ranked and calculated, weighting the three factors equally. The areas with the lowest average ranking are the best places to retire. Click here to see the top 10 finalists and more information on the study.

Sources: US Census Bureau County Business Patterns (CBP) and ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZBP), Avalara, US Census Bureau 2012 American Community Survey, government websites.


 

Travel The Globe Club

Kenton Pointe Assisted Living launches ‘Travel the Globe’ club. During each meeting, residents share a trip and/or experience they have had while traveling around the globe. They share as much information, pictures and souvenirs that they would like. The first “trip” they stayed in the United States and visited sunny Florida. This past week we traveled with resident Barbara Jones through the Panama Canal. Mr. Jones shared her trip journal with others showing her pictures and her beautiful, unique vest she purchased while on shore. What will our next destination be? Look for more information from the Travel the Globe Club.


 


Mary Anna Best Wins Kenton Pointe’s First Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes and expresses appreciation to an individual for their outstanding service achievements as an employee of the organization. When you see her, please congratulate Mary Anna for her service and dedication to Kenton Pointe Assisted Living.


 

What is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Program?

What is Veteran’s Aid and Attendance?

Is your parent a Veteran in need of home care or services offered by an assisted living community? Great news, the Aid and Attendance Program is an improved pension benefit offered by the Veterans Administration that can help pay for home care services. This relatively unknown program is available for Veterans and their spouses who require regular attendance to assist in their daily routines, including eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, and medication dosing, among others. The Aid and Attendance Program can also be used to aid those who are blind or in assisted living communities due to mental or physical incapacity. Another benefit of this program is that it does not require a Veteran to have a service related injury to quality since it is a pension benefit provided through the Veterans Administration.

For those interested in the Aid and Attendance Program there are a variety of financial benefit levels you can receive. An eligible Veteran can receive up to $1,732 each month, or their surviving spouse can receive up to $1,113 each month. Also, a Veteran with a spouse is eligible for up to $2,054 each month. If their spouse is sick, that Veteran is eligible for up to $1,360 each month. These benefits can be used to help an aging Veteran pay for assisted living costs such as home care which can play a huge financial role in their well-being. The amount your parent will receive is dependent on a number of factors which you can obtain through your representative.

You may contact our VA & Medicaid Specialist, Chris Arkenau for more information. His telephone number is (317)409-4600 and email address is chrisarkenau@gmail.com

 

WFTM Covers Opening

Click below to listen to what our residents had to say for the February 4th opening. Story courtesy of WFTM Soft 96.

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A Happy Response

“I’ve been waiting for something like this for a long time!”

Listen to the words of one of our excited future residents.

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Building Campaign

Project Overview
As a recognized community unmet need, Hospice of Hope in the process of creating a “Senior Living” environment that residents will want to choose and consider when making lifestyle decisions. Design, location, amenities and grounds will create a desired homelike environment while in a safe supervised atmosphere. Highlights of project will be Kenton Pointe Assistant Living Facility and Hospice of Hope Inpatient Care Center.

Location
34 acres of land has been acquired adjacent to Kenton Station Golf Course in Maysville, Kentucky. Land will offer a lake, rolling hills and abundant green space. Location is just off the AA Highway and is in close proximity to area’s medical services and shopping district. click here for project map (use the map you have in the brochure)

Project Timeline
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2011 with an anticipated opening date of late fall 2012.

Financing
Hospice of Hope is currently reaching out to strategic business partners, area organizations and concerned citizens by asking for their support of this project. The current unfunded project amount is $2.2 million dollars.

Project Costs
$ 9,566,640 (includes land, facilities and furniture)

Current Funding
$ 3,000,000 USDA Rural Development Low Interest Loan
$ 2,791,687 Hospice of Hope Board Approved Funds
$ 750,000 Community Development Block Grant
$ 740,000 USDA Rural Utility Services Zero Interest Loan
$ 90,630 Donated Real Estate
$ 7,372,317 Total Funding

Building Campaign Goal
$ 2,194,323 Unfunded Amount

Request for Support
Hospice of Hope is very excited to begin construction of these much needed projects however; we still have some fundraising work to do. Current estimates project a total cost of $9,566,640 with an unfunded amount of $2,194,323. We need your help to help us
close the gap. As we continue to apply for both local and regional grants, many are requiring a matching component. Please see the enclosed pledge card for support in regards to our specific needs and learn how you can help bring these services to your community!

Click here for pledge card


By The Numbers

$9,566,640 – Total Cost of Project
$1,000,000 – Annual Payroll Taxes by Employees
48 & 40 – 48 Jobs with 40 Full Time Positions
1,800 Feet – Approximate Length of New Road Access to Facilities
34 – Acres Total Land Acquired for New Senior Living Community
12,800 – Total Square Footage Hospice Inpatient Center
28,600 – Total Square footage of Kenton Pointe Assisted Living Facility
32 Rooms – Number of Units Available in Kenton Pointe
8 Beds – Number of Private Suits in the Hospice Inpatient Center
$750,000 – CDBG Awarded Due to Job Creation
13 Months – Estimated Construction Time Once Started
Fall 2012 – Grand Opening of Both Facilities
$2,194,323 – Current Unfunded Amount


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