FAQs

  • Who is Friendship Haven?
  • Answer:

    We are a not-for-profit full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with a comprehensive choice of residential town homes and apartments, common areas, services & amenities and health care options. Friendship Haven is operated by a volunteer board of directors who govern the organization and support the leadership of experienced administrative, professional and skilled personnel. We are a faith-based, non-profit organization. Our founding history is with the United Methodist Church; however, we welcome people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds.

  • What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?
  • Answer:

    Friendship Haven offers active, dynamic residential town home and apartment living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Home Care, Adult Day Services, Rehabilitative Therapy, Respite or Long-Term Nursing Care. People choose the care as they need it. Trinity Regional Medical Center, just next door, is an impressive and progressive medical facility.

  • What kinds of living options are available in the Friendship Haven community?
  • Answer:

    The Friendship Haven community includes Hilltop Road, Friendship Circle and Timber Ridge Town Homes, and Kenyon Place Apartments for Independent Living. Certified Assisted Living options include River Ridge Apartments and traditional support and memory support neighborhoods of The Gardens Assisted Living. Simpson Health Center offers skilled nursing care for long and short-term stays.

  • What are the requirements for residency in the Independent Living neighborhoods?
  • Answer:

    Applicants must be at least 55 years of age; be able to live independently; and complete an application for residency.

  • How do I sign up for the Town Home, Kenyon Place, River Ridge Apartments or The Gardens Assisted Living Move-in list?
  • Answer:

    Please contact our information center (515) 573-2121 for current availability and details of our priority move-in lists.

  • What does it cost?
  • Answer:

    We have multiple options for neighborhoods in our residential community to suit your style of living. Pricing plans are flexible with choices for your peace of mind. Prices vary by neighborhood depending on size, location, floor plan and if you wish to have a patio or balcony. Where entrance fee options are available, they are offered at comparable rates to home values in the Fort Dodge market. Our retirement counselors are available to assist you in providing information to make the best decision for you.

  • Are transportation services available?
  • Answer:

    Friendship Haven provides daily transportation to shopping malls, grocery stores, cultural events and recreational outings. Special trips to appointments may also be easily arranged.

  • Are there overnight guest accommodations?
  • Answer:

    We offer two guest rooms for our residents to host family members and guests located in Kenyon Place and River Ridge Apartment. As well as hotels located nearby offer Friendship Haven visitor discounts.

  • May I bring my pet?
  • Answer:

    Yes, pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt living for others. We have a Pet Policy which outlines your responsibilities.

  • How can I get more information about Friendship Haven?
  • Answer:

    We welcome your inquiries; please contact us by phone, e-mail, or mail to schedule a personal tour.

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