Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Will a new facility put us further into debt?
2. Will our tax dollars be used?
Answer: Tax dollars will only be used if a bond is put in to place that would be voted for by the community.
3. Who will own it?
Answer: The new facility would be ran exactly as the current one is being managed; by a board of community members being assisted by Rural Health Development.
4. How much money is needed?
Answer: It has currently been estimated to cost between five to seven million dollars to build a new facility.
5. What will happen to the current residents during the building process?
Answer: The new facility is proposed to be built in several phases in order to keep all residents housed in wings of either the new facility or the old facility during the building process while precise measures will be taken to ensure all current members will be comfortable during the move.
6. Why do we need a new facility?
Answer: Our current facility is having serious mechanical issues due to the type of building construction and has caused extremely high repair costs that could continue to rise if a new facility is not built.
7. Can I allocate where my donation will be spent?
Answer: Yes! There will be several options available to be able to allocate funds in the new facility.
8. How can we be sure this facility will serve the next generations?
Answer: A building committee will be formed that will do extensive research on the needs of future generations in order to ensure a new facility will last for several decades.
9. Can I deduct this donation on my taxes?
Answer: Absolutely! The Sutton Community Home Foundation is a tax exempt entity which allows for any donations to be deducted.
10. What will it look like?
Answer: After initial funds are collected we will then start work into determining specific details of a new facility.
11. Will it house more residents than the current facility?
Answer: No, as of right now, there is a moratorium set on the rights to the number of skilled nursing home beds available in the state. In order to gain additional "rights to beds" they would have to be bought from another facility. We currently own 31 "rights to beds" in our facility.
12. Will it be VA approved.
Answer: No, the VA only approves a certain amount of facilities in a given area. As there is already a VA approved facility in the area, we will not have the ability to be approved through the VA.