Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about Fairhaven?
What is the value of being a not-for-profit?
What are the requirements for admission?
What are the financial obligations for Fairhaven and Prairie Village?
New No Entry Fee Option – Fairhaven also has a No Entry Fee option for apartments. The monthly fee is increased accordingly, but you have the choice of either option. Prairie Village residents pay a refundable Entry Fee that is equivalent to the cost of the home. They are responsible for all utilities and services and property taxes as assessed by Fairhaven. Upon departure from Prairie Village, the resident(s) will receive a 90% refund of the Entry Fee that was paid if they depart within the first 10 years and then a prorated refund thereafter – but never less than 75% of the Entry Fee. No Entry Fee is required for entry into any of the care levels at Fairhaven; Supportive Living, Assisted Living, or Hearthstone Memory Care.
What provisions are made for health services?
is good to know that, through our Supportive Living program, you may receive assistance with medication administration, bathing, dressing and the like while remaining in your apartment. Should additional assistance be needed, we also offer Assisted Living with multiple care levels and Hearthstone Memory Care.
Do I have to relinquish assets or turn over resources to Fairhaven?
Why move to Fairhaven Now? I'm healthy and I get by.
I can no longer drive. Is onsite transportation available?
How often can friends and family visit?
Can I suggest activites, outings or form my own club?
Can friends or family stay the night?
In 1962, five residents moved into a newly constructed apartment building in Whitewater that was designated for seniors. The vision of its founders was residency, not institutionalism, with residents coming and going as they choose and free from the burdens of homeownership and maintenance. Over the years, various other services were added – housekeeping, laundry, food service, and nursing services.
In those early years, the idea of having all levels of care under one roof (Life Plan/continuum of care) was new to senior housing. Fairhaven has been a leader in this concept and continues to grow and provide even more services for its residents.
Over our short 50+ years of existence, Fairhaven has added Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Assisted Living and Supportive Care in addition to the Independent Living Apartments that it first offered. Fairhaven also recognized the need for housing that would give specialized care to those with memory impairments.
Hearthstone was designed specifically to accommodate and care for those residents. Prairie Village residents, age 55+ enjoy an independent lifestyle while knowing that they have access to the amenities of Fairhaven and the care levels there if the need arises.