Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to review some answers to our frequently asked questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions you may have at 912.764.7960 or

What is the distinction between the Traditional Assisted Living units and the Memory Care Units offered by The Lodge?

Individuals that are challenged by memory impairment or any form of dementia, whether it is diagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or undiagnosed at all, can continue to live an engaging, meaningful, and grace-filled life.  The Lodge at Bethany Memory Care is intended to offer an innovative approach to memory care by the provision of a safe and secure environment, while encouraging Residents to be physically, mentally, and spiritually active and participate in decisions in their daily lives to the degree possible.

What qualifications does the staff at The Lodge at Bethany possess to assist individuals in memory care?

Our caring staff receives extensive, specialized training in dementia care, including an orientation program and mandatory training as well as additional training thereafter. Although this specialized training is required by the State of Georgia whenever an ALC operates a memory care area within the Community, there is mandatory additional training required of our staff in an effort to focus on the Resident’s individual strengths, celebrate their successes, and assist them in living an extraordinary life, despite the challenges of memory impairment.

Is there someone available to take my loved one to an appointment if I am unable?

The Lodge at Bethany has a Transportation Policy that outlines the details of the transportation needs that a Resident and/or their Responsible Party might have in the transportation of the individual to Physician appointments, or other personal appointments. Various social and other Community events that are “sponsored” by The Lodge for the enjoyment of all of the Residents that may want to attend off campus events will be part of the amenities offered in the social activities programming included within the services provided.

What makes Assisted Living at The Lodge at Bethany any different from Personal Care Homes located in the Statesboro community?

The Lodge at Bethany is the first and only facility in Statesboro licensed as an Assisted Living Community (ALC) under Georgia law. This important designation  offers Residents the ability to live in place in an environment that will allow the staff members to assist the Residents for a longer period of time in the pleasant home-like atmosphere of The Lodge.

Can The Lodge provide assistance with the administration of medications? Is that any different from a Personal Care Home?

As an ALC, The Lodge at Bethany is authorized and required to have staff who are Certified Medication Aides (CMA) and/or licensed nurses who can actually administer medications unlike the staff of a Personal Care Home that is only allowed to assist in the administration of medications unless there is a trained Proxy Caregiver authorized by the Residents or their Representatives to do so.

Are there any other advantages to The Lodge over other Communities in Statesboro and the surrounding area?

s a not for profit, faith-based, 501(c)(3) organization, The Lodge at Bethany has a number of advantages, including the fact that the organization has such a rich and proven history of Mission and Service to the Residents and families that have and will continue to be served. The Lodge is distinctly certified and licensed in accordance with the Life Safety Code requirements of an Assisted Living Community to have staff that can assist with self-preservation in the event of an emergency, a term that describes a person’s mobility and ability to ambulate to a point of safety in the event of an emergency, which allows the Resident to live within The Lodge longer than in a Personal Care Home.

Does The Lodge accept Medicare and/or Medicaid to assist in the payment for the services provided?

Medicare does not offer any benefits for the provision of Assisted Living or Personal Care Home services at this time (and never has). Additionally, the services provided for those who meet the difficult eligibility criteria for Medicaid programs in Assisted Living or Personal Care Home services are limited in the amount that will be paid and in the services that are covered by Medicaid. For these reasons, the cost for the provision of services at The Lodge will not be paid by Medicare or Medicaid (and this is true of most Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes in this area).

Are there other available financial aid provisions that might assist in the payment for The Lodge?

Payment for The Lodge is generally payable from three sources: Private pay from the resources of the individual and/or their family; benefits available under a Long Term Care Policy, which generally will pay towards the services provided by an assisted living community such as The Lodge; and Veteran’s Administration benefits for those who meet the qualifications that are intended and designed to help veterans and their surviving spouses who require a caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, including bathing and dressing.

To learn more about the Aid & Attendance Pension program, click here. Other resources that can supplement private pay include traditional resources, such as 401(k), pension, and Social Security benefits, home equity loan or line of credit, the surrender or loan from a life insurance policy, or the equity of the sale of real estate no longer necessary because of the provisions of living in a Senior Community.

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