Faqs about CCCC

Craftsbury Community Care Center FAQs

What is CCCC?
We are a local non-profit facility founded to provide a retirement-living alternative that offers seniors and their family security and peace of mind.  Residents live in their own rooms while receiving just the level of service needed to keep their independence. Residential care communities, such as CCCC, offer extensive and varied programs of services tailored to each specific individual including help with medication and daily activities such as dressing, grooming, and bathing.

How many residents are there?
We have 24 private rooms – several of which can accommodate a couple.

What does the residence offer?
Amenities include: three delicious home cooked meals a day prepared from locally grown fresh food, a salad bar at the noon meal, evening snacks, scheduled events and entertainment, crafts and activities, housekeeping and laundry services and transportation as needed.

We have a common dining room, library, television room, as well as a small kitchen and dining area available for the residents’ use.  Vegetable and flower gardens surround our building which is located on 8 acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped countryside.

Resident rooms are spacious with private baths, patios or decks with outside entrances, and individual heating controls. Satellite television and phone services are available. 

Are there medical and healthcare services?
We have an RN present or on call 24 hours a day and nurse aides on the premises at all times.  Medication disbursement is available if requested, as is assistance with bathing ….basically we provide whatever our seniors need to live comfortably and with dignity. You would be responsible for having your own personal physician. If needed, the staff will contact the doctor for you and arrange for appointments or changes in medication. Emergency transportation services are available to local hospitals. 

How expensive is it?
The rates are modest with some rooms reserved for people of limited income. Please contact us for our current room rates. 

How often is the monthly fee raised?
The Board of Directors and Executive Director review the budget annually to determine if an increase will be necessary for the following year.

What kind of security is there?
Each room and bath is equipped with a sophisticated emergency alert system for an immediate response.  A dedicated and caring staff is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fire alert system connects directly to the fire department.  The building has  sprinklers and smoke detectors in all rooms. 

How many square feet are in each room? 
There are two basic room designs. One design has a 241 square feet bedroom, 10 foot long closet and bathroom of 40 square feet with a tub and shower. The second, with a handicapped 50 square foot walk-in shower, has a bedroom with 216 square feet and a 10 foot long closet. 

Is a Security Deposit required?
Yes, we ask for a security deposit which is refundable when you leave, assuming the room does not require any repairs. 

Are there kitchens in the rooms so that residents can cook if they choose?
All meals are provided in our sunny dining room and there is a residents’ kitchen available where you or your family can cook. 

Is there laundry service? 
Yes, included in the monthly fee. If you prefer you may do your own laundry in the facility’s machines. 

Is there a storage area for residents?
There is a limited amount of space available in the basement.

Is housekeeping service? 
Yes, included in the monthly fee. Our housekeeping staff will tidy your room daily, change the bed linens and vacuum it weekly.

Do you have cable television?
No – but an antenna on the building makes it possible for you to receive several stations at no cost. Satellite service is available should you wish to purchase it. 

Is Internet available?
Yes, the building is wired for Wi-Fi. 

Does CCCC provide respite care? 
Yes, when rooms are available. A minimum two week stay is required.

Are the rooms furnished? 
With the exception of one room maintained for respite services rooms are unfurnished. Residents normally provide their own furniture, linens and curtains. However if that poses a problem, arrangements for furniture can be made with the Director.

Are guests permitted to eat with me in the dining rooms? If so, what is the cost?
Yes, guests are always welcome to join you in the main dining room or in the private dining room when available. All you need to do is call ahead (a day in advance if possible) to make a reservation. The fee is minimal. 

Do you cater to special diets? 
The chef does take into account the special dietary needs of each resident. 

Is there assigned seating in the dining room?
Yes, however we do all we can to make certain that you are satisfied with your seating arrangement. 

Is there an age requirement?
No, but most residents are over 65.

Is smoking permitted?
Craftsbury Community Care Center is a smoke-free facility, including all grounds. 

Are pets permitted?
Yes, you may bring a pet with you. Cats and dogs weighing less than 25 pounds are allowed as well as birds and fish. You would be responsible for the care of your pet and for cleaning up after it inside the center and out-of-doors. 

Are there individual heating and air conditioning controls in each unit?
All rooms are equipped with individual heating controls. If you wish, you may put in an individual air conditioning unit in your room. The common areas are controlled by a sophisticated energy-management system for your comfort. 

If I become ill, what happens?
Our staff is available around the clock; each room is provided with emergency call system in both the bedroom and the bathroom. If you require specialized care temporarily, our staff will help you arrange for it through a home health agency.

If I'm ill, will meals be brought to my room?
Yes, meals can be served in your room on a temporary basis.

Does CCCC furnish transportation?
There are a limited number of volunteers who will drive residents to scheduled doctor and dentist visits. Any help from resident families is greatly appreciated.

Are there recreation and exercise rooms?
Yes, there are areas for exercise, cards and crafts as well as library and television rooms.

What do the residents do for phone services?
You may have a telephone installed in your room and the monthly service will be billed to you by the telephone company. 

What kind of activities are there?
We have outstanding activity coordinators who keep a very busy and diversified weekly calendar.  The events range from mind and body exercise programs to movies, musical programs, arts and craft sessions to visits from young students in the area.

Are wheelchairs allowed?
The entire residence is wheelchair friendly. 

Is there a beauty salon or barber shop? 
Barber and beauty services are available on the premises and are billed directly to the resident.

Who pays for the utilities?
All utilities are included in the monthly fee.

Are young children allowed to visit?
This is your home. Family and friends are always welcome.

Rest of the Story… 
Craftsbury Community Care Center offers you an exciting, nurturing alternative to living alone.  It provides you with the privacy of your own apartment, and the safety and reassurance of knowing someone is always present should you require immediate assistance. Whether it is a short stay while recuperating or making it your permanent home, you will find that CCCC will provide you a welcoming, comfortable and secure place to live.