What type of community is Pennybyrn?

Pennybyrn is a Full-Service Continuing Care Retirement Community in the heart of the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. The 71-acre campus is centrally located and offers a mature, treed environment conveniently located between Jamestown, High Point, and Greensboro. Spacious apartment and cottage residences, along with community and wellness centers, provide a world of services and amenities just beyond your front door. Pennybyrn offers security and peace of mind with the availability of Assisted Living, Transitional Rehabilitation, and Healthcare Households.

Who can move to Pennybyrn?

Adults 62 and over who are seeking a carefree and convenient retirement lifestyle are welcome. Pennybyrn is open to people of every race, creed, national origin, and religion.

What is a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Full-Service Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also known as Life Plan Communities, provide a residential lifestyle as well as wellness and healthcare services over a resident’s lifetime.  A contract between the resident and the community provides progressive levels of assistance if needed.  Each level is designed to meet the changing needs of residents.

Who owns Pennybyrn?

Pennybyrn is owned by Maryfield, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation which was founded in 1947 by a Catholic Congregation of Sisters from Ireland and England known as the Poor Servants of the Mother of God.  Beginning as a 22-bed nursing home in 1947, it has grown into a spectacular full-service retirement community.

What kind of apartments and cottages are available and what are the costs?

770 – 1,700 square feet, with entrance fees starting at $158,800 and monthly service fees starting at $3,541. Cottage homes range from 579 square feet to 1,975 square feet, with entrance fees starting at $93,200, and monthly fees starting at $2,669.

What types of services and care are provided by Pennybyrn?

Retirement Living – Designed for retirees who wish to continue their active, independent lifestyle.  A variety of services and amenities are offered, including housekeeping, maintenance, flexible dining options, the wellness program, and an enriching social calendar.

Assisted Living – Available for the resident who needs help with some activities of daily living. Staff is available to assist residents with these activities.

Transitional Rehabilitation – Provides temporary therapy and nursing care following surgery, an illness, or other type of hospital stay. Residents return home following a stay in Pennybyrn’s Lillian Congdon Transitional Rehab Center.

Health Care Households – Provides for traditional skilled nursing care in an environment that feels like home.

What type of fees do residents pay?

Residents pay a one-time Entrance Fee, as well as a Monthly Service Fee. The Entrance Fee is based upon the residence selection and refundable Entrance Fee plan options. The Entrance Fee provides the resident with a commitment from Pennybyrn for priority access to all levels of care and services provided on the campus. The Entrance Fee also entitles the resident to 15 “grace days” annually, with a maximum accrual of 45 days. Grace days provide services above those covered by Medicare or a third-party insurance for a Retirement Living resident in a Health Care residence.

Do I get any of the Entrance Fee back?

Yes, Pennybyrn offers financial options which include a refund to you or your estate. These options include up to 90% of your initial Entry Fee investment.

Do I have to pay for everything now?

A 10% deposit will secure your new home and lifestyle at Pennybyrn.  The balance of your Entrance Fee is due within three months of making the deposit.

What happens if I run out of money?

As part of the application process, we will ask for certain basic financial information to ensure that residents of the community have the resources to pay for ongoing service.  This is to protect you and the community.  Once financially approved, residents are assured of lifetime residency, including any needed service that Pennybyrn provides.

Are pets welcome?

Yes. Pennybyrn is a pet-friendly community. While certain restrictions may apply, Pennybyrn recognizes that pets are part of your lifestyle and part of your family.