FAQ’s

  • What is Carlyle Place?

    Carlyle Place is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)) offering a fulfilling lifestyle experience in a residential setting while providing comprehensive health care services and amenities including assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing, all on the same campus.

  • What is a Life Plan Community and how is it different from a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

    A Life Plan Community emphasizes lifelong learning, personal growth, health, and well-being. A Life Plan Community offers four lifestyle options; independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing, as well as resort-style services and amenities all on one campus. Residents benefit from a fulfilling lifestyle and gain peace of mind knowing their future needs will be met without having to relocate outside the community. Life Plan Community is simply a new, and improved name for the category known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The name has changed to better reflect the lifestyle evolution of senior adults. Research has shown that today’s seniors are looking for an option that focuses on active living, being socially responsible to the surrounding community, and provide more than one level of care on a single campus.

  • What are the benefits of the Life Care Program at a Carlyle Place?

    The term “Life Care” refers to a contractual arrangement in which the monthly fees for the care provided do not change as a result of requiring a higher level of care. While many retirement communities offer a continuum of care, they do not necessarily offer a “Life Care” contract.
    The Life Care Program offers a significant financial advantage to residents who are planners. This is the lifetime residency within the community with the predictability of the costs of long term care. This feature saves thousands of dollars in long term care costs.

  • What happens to my long-term care insurance if I decide to move to Carlyle Place?

    The majority of residents at Carlyle Place opt to eliminate their long-term care insurance policy because the Life Care contract covers circumstances above and beyond the policy provisions (no specified duration of care or maximum coverage amounts or elimination periods) and is far less cumbersome in terms of reimbursement.
    Should a resident opt to maintain a long-term care insurance policy, Carlyle Place can assist in filing the necessary paperwork to ensure proper payment is made to you. Long-term care insurance policies vary based on the provider and should always be reviewed with a staff member to ensure proper coverage.

  • What are the tax advantages?

    The IRS allows a medical expense deduction for a portion of both the one-time entrance fee and the ongoing monthly service fee. Carlyle Place provides each resident a statement at the end of the year to take to your tax consultant.

  • What are the costs of reserving an apartment home or garden home at Carlyle Place?

    Residency requires payment of a one-time Entrance Fee and an ongoing Monthly Service Fee. In return, a resident receives life-time residency and guaranteed access to the Carlyle Place continuum of care via the Residence and Life Care Agreement. Both of these fees vary depending on the size of the apartment home or garden home selected and the number of residents in each home.

  • Is the Entrance Fee refundable?

    There are three Entrance Fee plans available for you to choose at Carlyle Place.
    90% Refundable Plan – This plan refunds the resident or the resident’s estate an amount equal to no less than 90% of the Entrance Fee paid when the resident leaves the community. The 90% Refundable Plan provides the resident an opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities and services of Carlyle Place for as long as they choose and still receive a refund of the majority of their initial Entrance Fee. The choice of this plan carries a higher initial Entrance Fee for the selected apartment home or garden home.

    50% Plan – This plan offers a prorated refund of the entrance fee over the first 23 months of residency. After 23 months, this plan refunds the resident, or the resident’s estate an amount no less than 50% if the entrance fee when the resident leaves the community.
    Declining Refund Plan – This plan offers a prorated refund of the Entrance Fee over the first forty-eight (48) months of residency. During this time, if a resident leaves the community for any reason including death, there will be a prorated refund of the Entrance Fee. This Entrance Fee Plan carries a lower initial fee for the selected apartment home.
    Refunds for both plans are subject to the receipt of an Entrance Fee payment from a subsequent resident for a unit of the same type.

  • Is the Monthly Service Fee subject to change?

    Yes, the monthly services fee will be adjusted annually on the basis of operating the community and continuing to provide a high level of service to our residents. Carlyle Place operates on a not-for-profit basis for the sole benefit of its residents.

  • What are the qualifications?

    Age: A resident must be at least sixty-two (62) years of age at the time of residency. However, in the case of double occupancy, at least one resident must meet this age criteria and the other may be at least fifty-five (55) years of age.
    Financial: A resident is expected to have and continue to have a monthly income equal to 160% of the monthly service fee (after payment of the Entrance Fee)
    Health: Pre-existing conditions will not disqualify you from becoming a Carlyle Place resident, however, may disqualify you from receiving the Life Care benefit.

  • What is the procedure for admission at Carlyle Place?

    Ten percent (10%) of the Entrance Fee is required to secure either an apartment home or garden home. A prospective resident has 30 days to complete the approval process after signing a Residency Agreement. When approved a resident has sixty (60) days to take occupancy or sixty (60) days until the Monthly Service Fee begins.

  • Do you have extra storage?

    Yes. Garden Home residents have extra storage built into the garage area. The Apartment Homes have walk- in closets and storage areas, but we understand that there is never enough storage in an apartment. Each Apartment Home is assigned a lockable storage unit housed within the community. These storage areas are perfect for out-of-season clothing, suitcases, sports equipment or other items not frequently used.

  • Do you have guest suites?

    Carlyle Place has guest suites available on-site in the Community Commons. These beautifully-appointed rooms are available by reservation and are reasonably priced.

  • What if I am not ready yet?

    Carlyle Place has a wait list for each apartment home and garden home. If you are thinking of moving within the next three to five years we advise that you go ahead and get on the wait list to ensure that you have a choice in floor plan and location.

  • How does your waitlist program work?

    A $1,000 deposit will ensure a place on the waitlist. Members of the Wait List are given three opportunities within a three year period of time. Wait list members are asked to select up to two floor plans as the list is organized by floor plan type. The $1,000 deposit is applied to the Entrance Fee upon move in.

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Hear From The Residents

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Our residents will tell you that we just have a great feel here at Carlyle Place. People who move here are embraced immediately and have a wonderful, supportive staff that is looking forward to serving them. It inspires me everyday when I see our residents, the lives that they live, and the longevity of the relationships they develop.

Tom Rockenbach, Executive Director
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Over the years, I had considered moving to Carlyle Place but I always presumed that I couldn’t afford it. But when I sat down with my daughter and we added up what I was spending on lawn service, and housecleaning, utilities, property taxes, and my other expenses, it was actually more when I compared it to the Carlyle Place monthly fee. Seeing that cost comparison made the decision to move to Carlyle Place very easy and clear.

Eleanor Wilson
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Living here in Macon has been great, and there are many cultural experiences to enjoy. It is convenient to just take the bus into town for a group outing and not have to worry with parking or driving back at night. The best time to move into Carlyle Place is now, while you are still active and vital and can take advantage of all of the events and activities.

Col. Paul Evans (retired)
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We moved to Carlyle Place from North Carolina to be closer to our children. We started as independent living residents and since then I have needed to transition my husband into memory care and eventually into skilled care. I am extremely grateful that I’ve been able to stay on the same campus near my husband throughout this transition. The leadership team has made all of my husband’s moves seamless. I truly feel we’ve given our children a gift in that our care through all of these stages has been established and worry-free.

Mavis Trice

How to Select a Life Plan Community

You'll find a wide variety of possibilities as you consider your retirement plans. Life Plan Community living has many benefits and advantages. Here are just a few things to consider as you evaluate the right option for you.

  • What is Carlyle Place?

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  • What is a Life Plan Community and how is it different from a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

    Read More
  • What are the benefits of the Life Care Program at a Carlyle Place?

    Read More
  • What happens to my long-term care insurance if I decide to move to Carlyle Place?

    Read More
  • What are the tax advantages?

    Read More
  • What are the costs of reserving an apartment home or garden home at Carlyle Place?

    Read More
  • Is the Entrance Fee refundable?

    Read More
  • Is the Monthly Service Fee subject to change?

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  • What are the qualifications?

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  • What is the procedure for admission at Carlyle Place?

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  • Do you have extra storage?

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  • Do you have guest suites?

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  • What if I am not ready yet?

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  • How does your waitlist program work?

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  • Check for Accreditation

    You’ll find you have many challenging choices to make from countless senior living providers. But all life plan communities are not created equally.

    Read More
  • KNOW Your Contract Types

    There are three basic types of contracts for Life Plan Communities. Please click the button to get all the details.

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  • Find Your Right Fit

    There’s no doubt you want to find the best place to live in your retirement, but how do you spot what makes a good life plan community?

    Read More

What is Carlyle Place?


Carlyle Place is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)) offering a fulfilling lifestyle experience in a residential setting while providing comprehensive health care services and amenities including assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing, all on the same campus.

What is a Life Plan Community and how is it different from a Continuing Care Retirement Community?


A Life Plan Community emphasizes lifelong learning, personal growth, health, and well-being. A Life Plan Community offers four lifestyle options; independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing, as well as resort-style services and amenities all on one campus. Residents benefit from a fulfilling lifestyle and gain peace of mind knowing their future needs will be met without having to relocate outside the community. Life Plan Community is simply a new, and improved name for the category known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The name has changed to better reflect the lifestyle evolution of senior adults. Research has shown that today’s seniors are looking for an option that focuses on active living, being socially responsible to the surrounding community, and provide more than one level of care on a single campus.

What are the benefits of the Life Care Program at a Carlyle Place?


The term “Life Care” refers to a contractual arrangement in which the monthly fees for the care provided do not change as a result of requiring a higher level of care. While many retirement communities offer a continuum of care, they do not necessarily offer a “Life Care” contract.
The Life Care Program offers a significant financial advantage to residents who are planners. This is the lifetime residency within the community with the predictability of the costs of long term care. This feature saves thousands of dollars in long term care costs.

What happens to my long-term care insurance if I decide to move to Carlyle Place?


The majority of residents at Carlyle Place opt to eliminate their long-term care insurance policy because the Life Care contract covers circumstances above and beyond the policy provisions (no specified duration of care or maximum coverage amounts or elimination periods) and is far less cumbersome in terms of reimbursement.
Should a resident opt to maintain a long-term care insurance policy, Carlyle Place can assist in filing the necessary paperwork to ensure proper payment is made to you. Long-term care insurance policies vary based on the provider and should always be reviewed with a staff member to ensure proper coverage.

What are the tax advantages?


The IRS allows a medical expense deduction for a portion of both the one-time entrance fee and the ongoing monthly service fee. Carlyle Place provides each resident a statement at the end of the year to take to your tax consultant.

What are the costs of reserving an apartment home or garden home at Carlyle Place?


Residency requires payment of a one-time Entrance Fee and an ongoing Monthly Service Fee. In return, a resident receives life-time residency and guaranteed access to the Carlyle Place continuum of care via the Residence and Life Care Agreement. Both of these fees vary depending on the size of the apartment home or garden home selected and the number of residents in each home.

Is the Entrance Fee refundable?


There are three Entrance Fee plans available for you to choose at Carlyle Place.
90% Refundable Plan – This plan refunds the resident or the resident’s estate an amount equal to no less than 90% of the Entrance Fee paid when the resident leaves the community. The 90% Refundable Plan provides the resident an opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities and services of Carlyle Place for as long as they choose and still receive a refund of the majority of their initial Entrance Fee. The choice of this plan carries a higher initial Entrance Fee for the selected apartment home or garden home.

50% Plan – This plan offers a prorated refund of the entrance fee over the first 23 months of residency. After 23 months, this plan refunds the resident, or the resident’s estate an amount no less than 50% if the entrance fee when the resident leaves the community.
Declining Refund Plan – This plan offers a prorated refund of the Entrance Fee over the first forty-eight (48) months of residency. During this time, if a resident leaves the community for any reason including death, there will be a prorated refund of the Entrance Fee. This Entrance Fee Plan carries a lower initial fee for the selected apartment home.
Refunds for both plans are subject to the receipt of an Entrance Fee payment from a subsequent resident for a unit of the same type.

Is the Monthly Service Fee subject to change?


Yes, the monthly services fee will be adjusted annually on the basis of operating the community and continuing to provide a high level of service to our residents. Carlyle Place operates on a not-for-profit basis for the sole benefit of its residents.

What are the qualifications?


Age: A resident must be at least sixty-two (62) years of age at the time of residency. However, in the case of double occupancy, at least one resident must meet this age criteria and the other may be at least fifty-five (55) years of age.
Financial: A resident is expected to have and continue to have a monthly income equal to 160% of the monthly service fee (after payment of the Entrance Fee)
Health: Pre-existing conditions will not disqualify you from becoming a Carlyle Place resident, however, may disqualify you from receiving the Life Care benefit.

What is the procedure for admission at Carlyle Place?


Ten percent (10%) of the Entrance Fee is required to secure either an apartment home or garden home. A prospective resident has 30 days to complete the approval process after signing a Residency Agreement. When approved a resident has sixty (60) days to take occupancy or sixty (60) days until the Monthly Service Fee begins.

Do you have extra storage?


Yes. Garden Home residents have extra storage built into the garage area. The Apartment Homes have walk- in closets and storage areas, but we understand that there is never enough storage in an apartment. Each Apartment Home is assigned a lockable storage unit housed within the community. These storage areas are perfect for out-of-season clothing, suitcases, sports equipment or other items not frequently used.

Do you have guest suites?


Carlyle Place has guest suites available on-site in the Community Commons. These beautifully-appointed rooms are available by reservation and are reasonably priced.

What if I am not ready yet?


Carlyle Place has a wait list for each apartment home and garden home. If you are thinking of moving within the next three to five years we advise that you go ahead and get on the wait list to ensure that you have a choice in floor plan and location.

How does your waitlist program work?


A $1,000 deposit will ensure a place on the waitlist. Members of the Wait List are given three opportunities within a three year period of time. Wait list members are asked to select up to two floor plans as the list is organized by floor plan type. The $1,000 deposit is applied to the Entrance Fee upon move in.

Check for Accreditation

You’ll find you have many challenging choices to make from countless senior living providers. But all life plan communities are not created equally. It is important to do your homework and make sure that your new home will have the right designations and credentials to ensure quality and reliability. There are three important designations to understand.

Licensure

No provider can operate without first obtaining a license, which requires passing an inspection by a regulatory agency. Usually the state board or a professional college set rules and requirements for operation.

Certification

Certification usually addresses points such as business licenses, staff background checks, accounting procedures, and insurance coverage.

Accreditation

In addition to meeting state and federal licensing and certification requirements, many communities voluntarily go through a rigorous accreditation process. Only after a provider demonstrates certain standards and can prove positive outcomes can accreditation be designated by an outside third party. Trained professionals visit communities to observe and interview residents, family members, staff, and the board. Accredited organizations are required to demonstrate strategic and ethical business practices and positive community engagement and influence.

Accreditation by a reputable independent, nonprofit accreditor such as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) assures that public that the community has made a commitment to quality and continuous improvement of services. CARF accreditation means the organization's focus is on the person's served.

We are pleased to say that Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, has been an accredited provider since we opened our doors in 2001.

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KNOW Your Contract Types

There are three basic types of contracts for Life Plan Communities:

Type A – All-Inclusive Plans – also called Life Care Contracts

The fees in this plan offer unlimited assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care without additional charges for the care.

Type B - Modified Contract

This contract offers a set of services provided for a set length of time. When that time is expired, other services can be obtained, but for higher monthly fees.

Type C - Fee-for- Service Contract

The initial enrollment fee may be lower, but assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing will be paid for at market rates.

Carlyle Place offers a Type A, the all-inclusive Life Care contract.

We feel strongly that this type of contract provides residents with the best coverage to take care of their needs. Our representatives will be happy to discuss your contract with you.

If you have questions about our contract type, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Find Your Right Fit

There’s no doubt you want to find the best place to live in your retirement, but how do you spot what makes a good life plan community a great fit for you? Here are some pointers for finding those intangibles that make a community a successful fit for you.

  • What is the organization’s culture? Is it respectful of the residents’ needs?

    Our residents will tell you that we just have a great feel here at Carlyle Place. People who move here are embraced immediately and have a wonderful, supportive staff that is looking forward to serving them. It inspires me everyday when I see our residents, the lives that they live, and the longevity of the relationships they develop. -Tom Rockenbach, Executive Director

  • Is it service-oriented?

    Each year, our residents dedicate thousands of hours to charities and nonprofit organizations in the greater Macon area. Seniors have a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and unique skills sets to offer as volunteers. Carlyle Place encourages and supports our community’s emphasis on giving back. Our community’s emphasis on service makes it a great place to live a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle. Click here to see the complete report in our News section.

  • Is it social?

    “Living here in Macon has been great and there are many cultural experiences to enjoy. It is convenient to just take the bus into town for a group outing and not have to worry with parking or driving back at night. The best time to move into Carlyle Place is now, while you are still active and vital and can take advantage of all of the events and activities.” -Col. Paul Evans (retired), Carlyle Place resident

  • Is it affordable?

    Most people find out that when they add up all of their current expenses including utilities, lawn service, home maintenance, and property taxes, the cost is actually more than the monthly fee they’d pay at Carlyle Place. Click here to calculate your own estimate.

Take a Closer Look

Look around and see if the residents have a voice in how the community is maintained and led. Ask some questions about the financial management of the community. You’ll also want to know how the community is planning for its future. It’s important to visit any community you are considering. You’ll want to get a feel for the residents, leadership, and staff. The Carlyle Place staff representatives as well as some of our current residents will be happy to spend some time and answer your questions.

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