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1. Who owns Christian City?
2. Is Christian City a religious organization?
3. Do you have to be a Christian to take advantage of the services provided at Christian City?
4. Do you have to be a Christian to work at Christian City?
5. Is Christian City connected with a specific religious organization?
6. Does Christian City have a church on the property?
7. How much does it cost to live at Christian City?
8. Is there a waiting list for residency at Christian City?
9. Is Christian City licensed to perform its services?
10. Why does Christian City need money? Doesn’t Christian City receive money from the government or insurance companies?
Unfortunately, revenue from insurance and the government is insufficient to cover all of our costs. Therefore, we provide a substantial amount of “uncompensated” care. In other words, we provide many services for which we receive no compensation from the recipient, an insurance company or the government.
To maintain our commitment to a high level of care, we generally staff our facilities and provide many services at a level higher than required by our regulatory authorities. Unfortunately, we are not reimbursed for it. The result is that we operate on a very low or no margin of revenue above expenses.
Most residents of Christian City are not what one might consider wealthy. The vast majority of our Nursing and Rehabilitation residents are on Medicaid or Medicare. One half of our independent retirement residents live in apartments subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The children in our Children’s Village bring no assets with them. Only about one half of the cost of operating our Village is covered by the Department of Family and Children’s Services. We do not have enough revenue to adequately reinvest in our physical plant.
The good news is that we are a group of not-for-profit, charitable organizations that are able to receive donations from the public sector on a tax deductible basis. This allows us to enlist the help of individuals, businesses, foundations and other charitable organizations to help us provide services to the needy people of this community.