Must be 65 years of age or older
Complete a pre-admission health and financial screening
Must be without a primary or secondary diagnosis of a developmental disability or serious and persistent mental illness
Complete a Determination of Need Screening by the department on aging
Negative Tuberculosis test result completed within the last 90 days
Craig Farm’s apartments offer a great value to seniors even in today’s tough economic times. We work hard to keep our fees affordable while providing our residents a comfortable life of independence and entertainment. Call our marketing office at 618-826-1400 for more information.
Cost Comparison Sheet
For many families, cost is a key consideration when thinking about moving an aging parent to a senior living community. It often seems like everything they need to live independently is costing more in our current economic times. Craig Farms is an affordable option.
Use the chart below to see how affordable it is to live at Craig Farms.
Seniors of all income levels may qualify for residency at Craig Farms, including those on Medicaid. Craig Farms is an approved Supportive Living Facility that may accept payments from Medicaid to supplement the cost. A Supportive Living Facility is an Affordable assisted living model administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The program was developed as an alternative to nursing homes and promotes personal control and dignity.
How Supportive Living Works
A Medicaid-eligible resident must have income equal to or greater than the current SSI amount (currently $674 for a single person; $1011 for a couple) and must contribute all but $90 each month to the facility for room and board, meals and services. The $90 is to be kept by the resident as a personal allowance to use as the resident wishes. One of the many benefits of the Supportive Living program and the reason why many of our residents choose our facility over a traditional Independent or Assisted Living facility is that unlike typical assisted living programs, residents who qualify for the financial assistance program are able to stay at the supportive living community if and when their personal funds are depleted. If so, your apartment, services and amenities will not change.