A Premier Life Plan Continuing Care Retirement Community in Beautiful South Florida!


While moving to John Knox Village will provide you with many wonderful lifestyle benefits, the decision to move may also raise questions. We’ve prepared this information kit to provide answers to some of the questions we’ve been asked most often. If you have additional questions, please call 800-998-5669 and a John Knox Village representative will be happy to provide the answers you need.

Q: I’m not sure I’m ready for a senior living community. Isn’t it better to wait until I need to move?


A: Senior living experts agree that the best time to make a move is while you’re active and enjoying good health. Once you do move, you’ll discover that you have time to do things you’ve always wanted to do. Maintenance free living will free you from the work and worry of maintaining a home.


Waiting until you need assistance may mean you’ll miss out on the many joys of active senior living. It could also mean that you may not pass the health assessment required for admission.


If you’re at the right age but not yet retired, you should know that many residents of John Knox Village are still pursuing their careers!


Q: What is John Knox Village? What makes it different from the rest?


A: John Knox Village is a Life Care Retirement Community that includes independent living residences for active senior residents, plus assisted living and skilled nursing care options, should you ever need them—all on a beautifully landscaped 70-acre campus in Pompano Beach, on Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast.

John Knox Village is a not-for-profit Life Care community where you will enjoy a lifestyle rich in opportunities. These include on- and off-campus programs, events and activities that offer physical, intellectual, cultural, educational and spiritual benefits.


Q: What is Life Care?


A: Life Care is a contract with the community that entitles you to live in one of our independent living apartment homes or villas. If and when your health situations change, as a Life Care resident you are also entitled to unlimited use of Gardens West, our assisted living residence, as well as our highly rated Health Center and our Village Glen residence for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments.

Paying the Life Care entry fee assures you of a lifetime of Life Care services, with no time limits on the services provided. Life Care at John Knox Village is also integrated with our Wellness Program, which includes fitness, nutrition, activities, health screenings and more—all designed to improve your quality of life.

Choosing Life Care means you will know where and from whom you will receive healthcare, and that your family members will be spared the difficulty of making care decisions during a health crisis.


Q: Does John Knox Village have a Five-Star rating?


A: As of February 2014, John Knox Village enjoys a Five-Star rating from Medicare.gov. In addition, our skilled care team was a recipient of the Governor’s Gold Seal, an honor awarded to only a fraction of the more than 700 skilled nursing centers in the state of Florida.


Q: What types of residences are available?


A: We offer residences that range from studios through one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, with many sizes and floor plans available. In addition to these, we offer villas, which are single-story attached homes with one and two-bedroom floor plans.


Q: Will I need to carry homeowner’s insurance on my residence?


A: John Knox Village provides insurance for the buildings and grounds. As a resident, your only insurance need would be a renter’s policy to cover personal property and liability.


Q: May I decorate my apartment home or villa as I wish?


A: You may furnish and decorate your apartment home or villa to reflect your personal taste.


Q: Is living at John Knox Village affordable?


A: The cost of living at John Knox Village compares very favorably with the cost of maintaining a home. Many residents find that they can live at John Knox Village for less than they could in their former house. Completing our Compare the Value worksheet will help point out the cost benefits.


Q: What fees will you pay as a resident of John Knox Village?


A: As a John Knox Village resident you will incur a one-time Entrance Fee, along with a Monthly Service Package. These affordable fees entitle you to occupy a maintenance-free apartment home or villa, and to enjoy the community’s services and amenities. In addition, the fees provide for coverage of future healthcare costs, as outlined in the Life Care Contract.

You may also be eligible for significant IRS medical deductions on both the Entrance Fee and Monthly Service Package. We recommend consulting a financial planning professional to help determine your eligibility for deductions. A member of our Life Care professional staff can answer your questions and provide details.


Q: What amenities are available for residents?


A: Wellness amenities at John Knox Village include:

• Fitness Center

• Heated outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi® and classes in water aerobics

• Extensive walking trails throughout our beautifully landscaped campus

• Classes offered in Balance, Stretch and Mat Pilates

• Indoor Bocce, Wii bowling and table tennis available

• Golf at nearby championship clubs at discount rates and tennis available at nearby
   private and public clubs

• Various fitness classes led by fitness professionals

Cultural and activity amenities include:

• An auditorium

• Eight libraries

• Billiards and card rooms

• Woodworking and stained glass shop

Lifestyle amenities include:

• Spacious common areas

• Beautiful green spaces and landscaping, and two lakes

• Community rose garden

• Full-service bank

• 24-hour manned, gated security

• Emergency response team

• Extensive transportation services for locations both inside and outside the campus


Q: Will I be able to bring my car?


A: Absolutely! Residents are encouraged to keep driving as long as they are able to do so safely. Parking is provided for each residence.


Q: Which services are included in the Monthly Service Package?


A: Services Include:

• 15 meals per month, with special diet menus and catering available

• Bi-weekly housekeeping and weekly bed linen service

• 24-hour security staff throughout the community

• Gated and controlled access to the community

• A comprehensive monitoring system including emergency alert pull cords, daily
   assurance check-in system and smoke detectors

• Transportation via buses and golf carts within the community

• Scheduled transportation to medical appointments, churches, banks and shopping

• All maintenance both inside and outside the residence

• All utilities except telephone and Internet

• Property taxes

• Village nurses, who provide 24/7 emergency and referral services through our clinic

• On-campus assisted living at Gardens West

• Full-time nursing care in the Village Health Center


Q: Which healthcare services are included in the Monthly Service Package?


A: A Life Care contract entitles you to move from independent living to assisted living, and to receive skilled nursing care, should such services ever be needed. Life Care allows couples to continue living here—even if one of them requires additional assistance or care—while the other stays in independent living.


Q: Is the Entrance Fee or Monthly Service Package subject to change?


A: Once a deposit contract is signed, the Entrance Fee is locked in. Monthly Service Package fees change annually to reflect changes in the cost of providing your daily services.


Q: I think I’d like to reserve my new home—what is my next step?


A: We invite you to come for a visit! Please call to schedule lunch and a personalized tour so you can find out all you need to know about John Knox Village.

It’s never too early to plan your move to our community!