Otterbein Senior Living Choices has been a provider of quality retirement services for nearly 100 years. One thing that sets Otterbein apart is a Benevolent Care Program that contributes to our successful ongoing ministry.
What is Benevolent Care?
Benevolent care assists community members who are on the standard contract who are no longer able to pay the full cost of care. Generous gifts from churches, individuals and businesses support this program. Current benevolent care assistance within Otterbein requires about $800,000 per year.
Who receives Benevolent Care?
Community members who are on the standard contract and who have outlived their ability to pay for the full cost of their care may receive benevolent assistance. Most are careful financial planners but have been blessed with long life and need financial assistance to help cover their expenses.
What is the Endowment for Benevolent Care?
The Endowment for Benevolent Care is a permanently invested fund where only the interest is used and can only be used for benevolent care.
How are my gift dollars used?
Otterbein will use your gift as you designate. Unrestricted gifts go into the general reserve with priority for benevolent assistance. Gifts restricted by the donor for benevolent care are used ONLY for that purpose. Making an undesignated gift to benevolent care at Otterbein provides financial strength to the entire Otterbein family. You may, however, designate a gift for use at any one of the Otterbein communities.
What about government help?
Government programs – such as Medicaid – benefit many health care residents. However, Medicaid does not provide assistance to those or who live in independent living.
Must someone leave if their finances become depleted?
Otterbein strives to do all in its power to provide assistance to those who are not able to pay. Community members who are on the standard contract who have outlived their ability to pay the full cost of their care are not asked to leave an Otterbein community.
A gift to benevolent care is a life-giving gift. Any gift, no matter how large or how small, makes a difference.