Fox Run at Orchard Park Receives Continuing Care Retirement Communities Certificate of Authority - Residents Can Now Secure Their Future Home With a 10% Deposit

Fox Run at Orchard Park, a Lifecare Retirement Community dedicated to providing active, older adults the freedom to enjoy a full array of lifestyle enhancements, announced that they have received their Certificate of Authority (COA) under article 46 from the New York State Department of Health. Article 46 of the Public Health Law creates a process and criteria for establishing Lifecare communities in New York State. By receiving a COA, New York state acknowledges that Fox Run has met Article 46’s very strict, financially sound and highly regulated criteria for developing a Continuing Care Retirement Community – also known as Lifecare.

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Orchard Park, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2005

Fox Run at Orchard Park, a Lifecare Retirement Community dedicated to providing active, older adults the freedom to enjoy a full array of lifestyle enhancements, announced that they have received their Certificate of Authority (COA) under article 46 from the New York State Department of Health. Article 46 of the Public Health Law creates a process and criteria for establishing Lifecare communities in New York State. By receiving a COA, New York state acknowledges that Fox Run has met Article 46’s very strict, financially sound and highly regulated criteria for developing a Continuing Care Retirement Community – also known as Lifecare.

“With only a handful of communities in the entire state receiving certification in the last 15 years, this marks another significant milestone for Fox Run, as we look forward to groundbreaking later this year,” said Pat Szarpa, director of Marketing for Fox Run at Orchard Park. “Our prospective residents are excited about being able to secure lifelong healthcare services, along with numerous other location and lifestyle benefits, with only a 10% deposit on their future home.

Conditions for receiving a COA include:

•    The applicant provides services to citizens over the age of 62;

•    The community is required to provide access to on-site geriatric services, including but not limited to, nursing facility services, services provided by an adult care facility, home health services, a meal plan, social services and independent living units;

•    Operators are required to maintain liquid reserves of 15% of the projected annual operating expenses of the facility, excluding depreciation expense;

•    The community will establish a benevolent care fund to make funds available to qualifying subscribers who are unable to pay certain feeds;

•    Applicants have to demonstrate compliance with a detailed list of consumer safeguards and specific requirements for managing the entrance fee escrow account;

•    The continuing care contract that muse be executed with each resident must, among other things a description of all services to be furnished by the operator, fees charged and terms and conditions under which the operator or resident can cancel a contract.

About Fox Run at Orchard Park

Fox Run at Orchard Park is sponsored by the United Church Home Society; a Western New York based organization founded in 1877, devoted to residential senior citizen living and care. When constructed, Fox Run will be located on 52 tranquil Orchard Park acres set at the southeast corner of Route 20-A and California Road. The site will offer housing options consisting of one and two bedroom apartments as well as patio homes. Additionally, the Fox Run Community will offer its senior residents a variety of on site amenities including a health center, indoor pool, workshop, gift shop, banking facilities and a variety of restaurants. For more information on Fox Run visit http://www.foxrunorchardpark.com or call 662-5001.

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