How many apartment homes will there be at Carsins Run?
Carsins Run at Eva Mar will feature 180 independent living apartment homes, 24 assisted living suites, 12 memory care suites and 12 comprehensive nursing suites in Phase I of our community.
Does the monthly fee include any meals?
Absolutely! We are proud to offer you a plan filled with choices. Your meal plan will feature a declining balance which we project to start at $350 per person per month. You will have the flexibility to use your meal plan in any one of our 4 dining venues within the community! And rest assured that if you decide to take a vacation away from Carsins Run, your dining dollars can roll over to the next month. At the end of each quarter your balance will reset. And when you want to show off your new home to friends, your dining dollars can also be used to pay for guest meals!
What kind of internet service is included?
Technology evolves quickly and while we are still a few years away from opening our doors, our current plans are to have fiber optics that will provide high speed internet throughout the community including your apartment. Internet and cable TV service will be included in your Monthly Fee.
Who will be your television provider and what channel lineup will be included in the monthly fee?
While we are still investigating our final provider, your “basic line-up” will feature more than 100 channels including many popular networks. If you would like to add premium channels or services, you will have the ability to set those up directly with the provider for an additional charge.
Will you provide complimentary transportation for your residents?
Yes! Your monthly fee will include transportation on a regularly scheduled basis for local shopping, physician office visits and activities within a 10-mile radius. If you require transportation for personal or group outings, you can make arrangements for an extra fee.
Will my monthly fees increase from year to year?
The Carsins Run team works hard to keep expenses in check without compromising the quality of service and upkeep of our beautiful community. There are costs that may rise that are beyond our control such as food, utilities, benefits, materials, etc. Nationally, the average increase in CCRCs can range from 2.5% to 5% in a given year. Any increase will be communicated to you in writing with no less than a 45-day advance written notification.
Is any portion of my entrance fee tax deductible?
The IRS views an entrance fee and also a portion of your on-going monthly fees as prepayment for future medical care and therefore allows for a determined amount to be written off both the year you sign your Residence and Services Agreement and on-going annually for allowable monthly fees. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.
Are you going to have a pool on campus?
While a pool is a wonderful amenity to offer, we are not planning to construct a pool in our first phase of construction. Not only does this keep our costs lower, we also do not know how many residents would utilize a pool and if the overall cost incurred would justify the total cost to the community. In the meantime, to meet the needs of our wellness focused residents, we are negotiating a partnership with a local fitness center that has an existing pool. We will provide complimentary transportation to and from the facility for residents wishing to utilize the pool.
Do I have to give up my car when I move to Carsins Run?
Absolutely not! Our residents continue to be vibrant members of the greater Harford County community through volunteerism and continued employment. You are welcome to bring your passenger vehicle(s) with you. Our Charter Members will have first pick for a reserved parking spot of their choice in the order in which they reserve their apartment home.
May I bring my pet(s) to live with me at Carsins Run?
At Carsins Run, we recognize that pets can play an important part in your quality of life. Your pets are part of your family! Each apartment may be home to a maximum of two pets up to 100 lbs. total weight which may include cats, dogs, birds or fish tanks not to exceed 55 gallons. All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be spayed or neutered. (Separate guidelines exist for service animals). Please ask to review the complete Pet Policy.
Will there be valet parking and valet car retrieval?
Yes. Residents will be able to request their car be brought to the main entrance during normal business hours. This will be especially helpful during inclement weather and when automobile windows need to be cleaned of snow and ice.
I read that Bel Air, MD was voted “The Best Place to Retire!” Is this true?
In 2018, Bel Air was named Maryland’s “Best Place to Retire” according to the financial and retirement planning website SmartAsset.com. SmartAsset based its indexed ratings on three factors: state and local taxes (income and sales), the number of doctor’s offices per 1,000 people, recreation centers per 1,000 people and the number of seniors in each area as a percentage of population. We are very proud that residents living at Carsins Run will not only be living at the only CCRC in Harford County but also living in the Best Place to Retire in Maryland!
Will I be asked to leave the community if I run out of money?
Carsins Run will not terminate the Residence and Services Agreement with residents solely because a Resident is unable to continue to pay the Monthly Fee. (For more information on financial assistance, please refer to the Residence and Services Agreement approved by the Department of Aging).
Will there be a nurse on campus?
Yes, there will a nurse available on campus 24 hours a day.
Is Carsins Run a smoke free environment?
Carsins Run will be a tobacco free campus.
Will Carsins Run have a Woodworking Shop?
Yes, Carsins Run will have a woodworking shop that will be run by the residents. No need to get rid of your tools and woodworking equipment. The shop will be a gathering place for friends to enjoy creating together!
Will there be a designated storage area?
Storage will be provided on each floor for easy access for residents. Each apartment comes with one wire mesh cage measuring 4x4x4. This will be large enough for such items as holiday decorations and/or suitcases. Residents will provide their own lock.