Frequently Asked Questions
You’re bound to have questions – we’re eager to help.
Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequent questions we receive about the Edgemere community and all it has to offer. Of course, if you have more specific inquiries, we encourage you to get in touch by using the contact form on this page or giving one of our sales counselors a call at 214-865-7520.
What is Edgemere?
Edgemere is a retirement community for senior adults in Dallas, defined by three qualities:
- First, it’s a residential retirement option that encourages health and wellness through an active, independent lifestyle.
- Second, it provides services, social activities and special amenities to enhance the lifestyle you’re already enjoying.
- Third, as the original Life Care community in Dallas, it provides every independent living resident guaranteed access to on-site assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care – all at little additional cost, should they ever need it, for as long as they need it.
What’s so special about a Life Care community?
Your entrance fee provides you with Life Care, which allows you to enjoy independent residential living with the reassurance that additional care is available, should you ever need it, at predictable monthly fees. Living at Edgemere eliminates the time-consuming chores of home maintenance, fear of becoming a burden to family, concerns about aging among strangers, and worries about the availability and cost of quality long-term care. Life Care at Edgemere combines unparalleled financial confidence and peace of mind with a truly independent and fulfilling lifestyle.
What does it mean to be a not-for-profit community?
While for-profit communities use their income to pay dividends to investors, Edgemere, as a not-for-profit entity, reinvests revenue after expenses into the community, where it belongs. This difference is at the heart of our mission and vision. Additionally, our not-for-profit status means that Edgemere must meet stringent financial guidelines, including strict government regulations. Residents have peace of mind, knowing that not-for-profit financial controls and reduced operating costs translate into lower, stabilized monthly fees and favorable tax credits and exemptions. Research also indicates that not-for-profit communities invest more resources into health services than for-profit communities.
How much does it cost?
The cost of living at Edgemere consists of a one-time entrance fee that is up to 90% refundable to you or your estate, as well as a predetermined monthly fee based on the floor plan you choose.
When comparing the cost of living in your current home to living at Edgemere, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Plus, you’ll experience true peace of mind, knowing all your long-term health care needs will be addressed at our health services center, The Plaza at Edgemere.
For details on pricing, please call 214-865-7520.
What will my Independent Living monthly fee cover?
The monthly fee covers the full range of services, including:
- Full interior and exterior maintenance of your residence
- Beautifully landscaped grounds
- Concierge services
- All community amenities
- Flexible dining services with the cost of one meal included per day
- All utilities including cable television, with the exception of phone and Internet
- Weekly housekeeping and laundering of flat linens
- Grounds are patrolled by security at all hours
- Emergency call systems in each residence
- Transportation services
- Underground parking
When comparing the cost of living in your current home to living at Edgemere, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Plus, you’ll experience true peace of mind, knowing all high-quality health services are available right here on campus. For details on pricing, please call 214-865-7520.
As a Life Care resident, what if I run out of money?
At Edgemere, we value our commitment to our Life Care residents, so we’ve created a Financial Hardship Protection Plan. If you outlive your resources for reasons beyond your control and can’t pay your monthly fee, you can stay in your residence and keep your guaranteed priority access to our on-site health care. See your Life Care agreement for details.
How do I know this is for me at this time in my life?
By making a smart decision now, you can relax, knowing your future is secure. People often wait until it’s too late and are unable to take full advantage of the benefits of a Life Care community. Residents who move to Edgemere directly into Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing aren’t eligible for full Life Care benefits, such as the estate protection of an up to 90% refundable entrance fee or shelter from the rising medical care costs of the open market.