Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that planning for your future involves many important decisions. We are here to answer your questions and provide information that will help you make the choice that is right for you. Below you will find a list of the questions most frequently asked:

Lifestyle

How will moving to Buckingham's Choice change my lifestyle?

At Buckingham’s Choice, we encourage you to live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted with the people you most enjoy. In fact, with all of the activities, amenities and services available to you at Buckingham’s Choice, don’t be surprised if you find yourself enjoying life even more!

Are pets allowed?

Yes! We are a pet-friendly community.

What style homes do you offer?

We offer a variety of homes including apartment homes and cottages. Our homes feature the latest in upgrades, including stainless appliances and granite counter tops. Homes come in a variety of floorplan styles including one bedroom, one bedroom den, two bedroom, two bedroom and den and more.

Can I customize my home?

Absolutely. We offer extensive options for residents to customize many aspects of their home, including paint colors, flooring, fixtures and much more. We also have many residents who have created their own custom landscaping from private terraces to water gardens.

What is there to do?

The opportunities are endless and span the range of educational and cultural to just plain fun! There are lectures, musical performances, dance classes, card games, continuing educational classes offered on-site, art programs, physical fitness programs and classes, inter-denominational religious programs and services and frequent cultural events and trips.

What spiritual programming do you offer?

Our Chaplaincy Department is part of an interdisciplinary team that supports the needs, well-being and dignity of each person. Buckingham’s Choice welcomes people of all faiths and encourages the spiritual life of each resident. We offer a wide variety of worship services.

Can my family and friends stay with me?

Of course! This is your home, and your guests are free to visit anytime you like, day or night.

Is transportation provided?

Yes, free scheduled transportation is provided on a regular basis to area shopping. You can also schedule private transportation through our transportation team as well for your personal outings.

Financial

Why do you offer multiple contract options when most communities only offer one?

Buckingham’s Choice offers a choice of Residence and Care Agreements because we realize one contract is not right for everyone. Our contract offerings mean there is an option for just about anyone who want to take advantage of the lifestyle we provide.

Does Buckingham's Choice accept Medicare?

Yes, we accept Medicare and we will help you with the billing process.

What is included in the monthly service package?

Buckingham’s Choice offers a lifestyle free from worries, rolled into an inclusive monthly service package, which includes:

  • Real estate taxes included
  • Utilities, including heat, A/C, water, sewer, electric, cable and telephone
  • Complete maintenance of residence
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly laundering service for sheets and towels
  • Your choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner daily
  • Scheduled transportation to local shopping, religious services, attractions and entertainment
  • Home and yard maintenance
  • Trash and snow removal
  • Upkeep of all common areas, grounds and residences
  • Security covering all campus buildings, residences and grounds
  • Personal emergency response call system in each residence
  • Activity and Social programs

What if my financial situation changes?

We value our commitment to our residents and realize that there are times when a resident may exhaust their resources. In this situation, you will maintain access to your residence, as well as to our expert on-site services. Carefully read the Residence and Care Agreement for details.

Wellness

How can I stay physically active while at Buckingham's Choice?

At Buckingham’s Choice, we promote a lifestyle overall physical health and wellness by offering a multitude of fitness activities and classes. In addition to our fitness center and swimming pool, we also offer numerous non-fitness classes and clubs where you can focus on your own wellness, as well as connect with other people who have similar interest and goals.

What kind of dining do you offer?

Buckingham’s Choice offers a variety of different cuisines to please every palate. Our executive chef focuses on creating scratch-made entrees, salads, soups, sides and desserts using only the freshest, seasonal and local ingredients. We offer selections for every individual need. Our goal is to provide excellent nutrition while offering a variety of foods to nourish your body and energize you for the activities ahead. You can enjoy these entrees in any of our restaurants or dining venues.

Medical

What medical services are available on site?

Our communities offer a full complement of medical services. We have available an on-site medical center that you can choose to use. In addition, we offer on-site rehabilitation department for physical, speech and occupational therapy, assisted living suites, skilled nursing suites for short or long-term care, respite and more.

What happens when my health changes?

While nobody wants a change in health, Buckingham’s Choice is a full service retirement community that offers rehab, assisted living, skilled nursing and more all in one location. You can rest easy knowing that if your needs change, we will be there with you every step of the way.

Do I need to be a resident of Buckingham's Choice to take advantage of all of your services?

No. We offer a variety of services that anyone can take advantage of. Our short term rehabilitation services, respite and memory care and short stay evaluations are open to both our residents and the greater community. Please, feel free to call 240.444.0761 for more information.

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)? Are you a CCRC?

A continuing care retirement community is a classification for a retirement community designed for active, independent adults age 60 and up. A CCRC offers people planning for the future the peace of mind knowing that as needs change, progressive levels of on-site healthcare are available, from an outpatient clinic to assisted living and skilled nursing care. Our community is a CCRC and is accredited through the CCAC. In addition to offering a continuum of health care our full service community provides a lifestyle second to none.


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