Becoming a Resident
Becoming a Resident
Becoming a resident of Givens Estates is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your family. Our marketing team will be with you every step of the process for a seamless move.
Your decision to move to a Senior Life Plan Community is an important one that requires research and thoughtful consideration.
This Decision Guide is an educational tool that can help you consider all the factors and common questions.
Please choose the option that best describes you.
“I am researching options FOR MYSELF”
This Decision Guide helps Seniors think through their reasons for making their next and possibly most significant move. The questions and information below help affirm your decision and open a dialogue about your plans.
“What are the reasons for moving to Givens Estates?”
There are many reasons. Most importantly, you will become part of a welcoming and caring senior-living community. Residents contribute their experiences from all over the world and share them with their new friends. Here are just a few more reasons.
Peace of mind ~ Living in Givens Estates will give you and your family the peace of mind you’ve been searching for. You can rest easy knowing you are in a safe place and will have access to healthcare in the future.
You have also given your loved ones the gift of not having to scramble to find suitable senior housing should a future health event occur. You have already taken charge of your future and formulated a plan that reflects your wants and needs.
Maintenance-free lifestyle ~ Givens Estates takes care of the stress and work of home maintenance for you.
Warm, supportive community ~ Our senior community promotes enriched living and provides an environment in which you can engage in activities that bring you joy and give you a sense of purpose.
Exclusive services and amenities ~ Givens Estates residents enjoy state-of-the-art fitness equipment at the Jordan Center, including a heated indoor pool. Enjoy restaurant-style venues, facilities for arts & crafts, woodworking, a performing arts center, gardening, walkable trails, and more.
“What can I expect from life at Givens Estates?”
That answer already lies within you. At Givens Estates, you can choose your senior lifestyle.
- Try out a new recipe in your well-equipped kitchen or spend a night on the town in downtown Asheville.
- Share a festive dinner in our dining room or enjoy a drink from The Social Brew.
- Relax or tend to your garden while our staff takes care of home and yard maintenance.
- You can redecorate your living room or plan a vacation with confidence, knowing that your home will be protected and well-maintained in your absence.
Givens Estates residents can pursue new careers, cultivate new relationships, and discover new passions. Givens Estates is where you’ll find the senior lifestyle that best suits you.
“How can I help my family understand the reasons for my move?”
Moving from your present home to a Senior Life Plan Community is a big decision, as well as a family decision that affects both you and your loved ones. Talk it over with your family. Discuss candidly the primary reasons why you are considering a move (e.g., health concerns, household chores and home maintenance, desire for friends and companionship).
Ease your transition by addressing your family’s questions and concerns. Then, when the time is right, tour Givens Estates together. Let them meet our team members and residents and hear first-hand how satisfied current senior-living residents are. Above all, remember your children and other family members love and care about you. Your happiness and well-being are their utmost concerns. When they see you are confident about your future, they will feel better about your choice–and be supportive, too.
“What can I expect in the way of a continuum of care as my health needs change?”
Givens Estates is an accredited Senior Life Plan Community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), which offers a full range of health services for active senior adults. Our continuum of care starts with various independent residential living choices and the assurance of quality health services if needed in the future.
Experts in the senior living industry overwhelmingly agree that a Life Plan Community such as Givens Estates provides the most significant financial security, value, and peace of mind for residents and their families.
“What can I expect from Givens Estates in helping me to preserve my finances?”
Preserving available finances is a top priority of seniors. The leadership, board members, and decision makers of Givens Estates understand this. That is why Givens Estates is governed and operated in a manner that allows our community to remain financially sound and meet its long-term commitments to residents.
A Life Plan Community should always be willing to provide adequate financial information allowing prospective residents to understand the financial conditions. Givens Estates has also received an A- Stable rating by Fitch Ratings, indicating a positive outlook based on the community’s strong occupancy and financial strength.
“I’m Researching for My Parents or a Loved One”
This portion of the Decision Guide offers information and insight designed to help the adult children of seniors considering a move to Givens Estates.
“I’m doing some research for my retiring parents or a loved one.”
Helping an aging parent or loved one make good decisions about their future can be a daunting task–perhaps even overwhelming. This Decision Guide serves as an educational tool to help you analyze the major factors–well-being and safety, ongoing healthcare, and financial security. The objective is to arrive at a decision that allows your parent or loved one to feel comfortable and happy – and for you all to have peace of mind.
“They say they’re not 'ready,' but I see signs that they are.”
Often, you’re in the best position to know when your parents or close loved ones are ready to make a move to a Life Plan Community. You see the signs. Home maintenance is becoming too much of a burden. Worry about safety increases. Mom is not socializing like she once did.
Often, the best solution is a direct, heart-to-heart talk to point out your concerns and discuss possible solutions openly. Our marketing team can assist in this conversation, approaching it with sensitivity and a genuine concern for your loved one’s well-being.
You should know that this is a common scenario, one that every child with an aging parent faces at one time or another. You’re not alone, and the caring staff at Givens Estates will be happy to help you work through the considerations with the utmost sensitivity and respect.
“How can I be sure Givens Estates is suitable for my parents or loved one?”
The first thing we recommend is that you visit our community and talk to team members and prospective residents. This will give you tremendous insight into Givens Estates as a vibrant senior living community and help create a high confidence level.
Start with our choice of residences that feature premium amenities with the extra touches that make a home just right. You and your loved ones will know if Givens Estates is a good fit after a few visits with our marketing team, walking about campus, and talking with current residents.
“What can I expect in the way of healthcare?”
As a Life Plan Community providing the full continuum of care, Givens Estates provides expertise and comfort every step of the way, even as healthcare needs change.
Best of all, additional health services are provided on our one campus, so your parent can stay within the same supportive and friendly community should their health or that of a spouse change.
“Should I be concerned about safety and security?”
Givens Estates is a safe and secure environment. Both apartments and single-family homes feature a 24-hour emergency call system and fire and smoke detectors. Also, overnight security staff assures your loved one’s physical security.
The campus is equipped with security surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Finally, Givens Estates offers residents a predictable, comfortable, and secure lifestyle.
“What can I expect from Givens Estates in helping my parents to preserve their finances?”
We understand the importance of preserving finances and securing assets. Residents have a right to expect that the senior living community they choose as their home is governed and operated in a manner that allows it to remain financially sound and meet its long-term commitments to residents.
A community should always be willing to provide adequate financial information and explanations to allow prospective residents to understand the organization’s financial condition. Examples of such information include audited financial statements, accreditation, amount of debt, information about reserves, and financial forecasts for future years.
“When my parent becomes a resident of Givens Estates, what will I still need to do?”
Not much is required other than visiting your loved ones and sharing special moments. As a full-service Life Plan Community, Givens Estates is prepared to meet almost any need. We provide services and a safe, secure environment while giving them the freedom to enjoy life the way they want it.
Life at Givens Estates for your parent or loved one means peace of mind for you.
“I wish we had made this move sooner.” That is a common refrain you hear from residents when you ask them about their decision to move to Givens Estates in Asheville, NC.
Living at Givens Estates offers peace of mind, a retirement plan for their future, and opportunities to enrich their lives with social, spiritual, and wellness activities. The full continuum of care assures you that if the need arises, you will have access to quality care when you need it.
The sooner you move to Givens Estates, the sooner you can thoroughly enjoy all the benefits of living in a Life Plan Community by making connections with new friends and spending time on the things you love. As a resident, you become an integral part of a senior community with almost a half-century of history. With the responsibilities and burdens of homeownership behind you, you can enhance your life and community in meaningful ways.
How to Become a Resident
Qualifying for residency at Givens Estates is simple.
- The minimum age for residency is 55. For couples, one must be at least 55.
- You must be capable of living independently with reasonable accommodations. We require a physician’s exam.
- Givens Estates conducts a financial analysis before you choose a residence.
Apply to join the waitlist:
- Attend an overview session to learn more about our community.
- Meet with a Sales & Marketing Representative to discuss your options and preferences.
- Apply to join the waitlist.
- Inform us of your timeline, when you would like to move to Givens Estates.
- Place a 10% deposit on a residence when it becomes available.
- Work with our Sales & Marketing team to select your custom finishes and plan your move.
- Schedule your closing and move-in.
- Become a resident of Givens Estates!
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The monthly fee at Givens Estates covers many of your typical household expenses, including a monthly meal allowance, weekly housekeeping, utilities, interior and exterior maintenance, landscape maintenance, scheduled transportation, security, and an urgent response system.
You also have access to all the amenities on our Asheville campus, including the Wellness Center, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, woodshop, art studios, library, greenhouse, and so much more.
Givens Estates is a Life Plan Community providing the full continuum of care, which means you also receive the intangible peace of mind from knowing your assets are protected and the assurance of quality healthcare in the future.
Givens Estates offers three entrance fee options for independent senior-living residences.
Depending on your goals for your estate plan, you may choose either a non-refundable entrance fee or one that is 50% or 90% refundable. We can assist you in evaluating which entrance fee plan is right for you.
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Our Marketing Team is your key resource as you consider moving to Givens Estates. We are committed to educating you about the community so that you can make an informed decision.
Josue Molina, Sales & Marketing Director
Josue determines the marketing strategy and works closely with the operations team to ensure the services and amenities offered by the community continue to meet the expectations of current and future residents.
Leslie Lang, Marketing Representative
Leslie meets with everyone who is considering a move to Givens Estates. She can answer all your questions about community living and help you select the residence that is perfect for you. Leslie also offers small group presentations and provides tours several times each month, where you have the opportunity to learn all about Givens Estates and meet a few residents who live here.
Jessica West, Move-In Coordinator
Jessica is a valuable resource to all new residents who are in the process of relocating to Givens Estates. She possesses the valuable project management skills necessary to prepare homes based on new residents' wishes. She communicates every step of the way, keeping new residents informed so their transition can be as seamless as possible.
Abby Talmadge, Sales & Marketing Assistant
Abby is often the first point of contact for future residents at Givens Estates. She facilitates first impressions, provides support for our marketing team, and is our official campus photographer. Her broad range of skills makes her a valuable asset to our community and future residents.