Unlike typical Assisted Living programs that have a monthly room and board charge, women who live at The Deborah Lincoln House agree to turn over all their assets, and in return are taken care of for the rest of their lives. No set amount of money is required on admission, but the applicant must meet with the Financial Committee of the Board of Directors, which determines eligibility. They receive a monthly check for their personal use and all their insurances, medical, dental, vision, and hearing needs are paid for by the home.
Applicants must be sixty year of age or older and in good physical and mental health as confirmed by a written statement from their physician. The home will accept persons who have moderate hearing loss.
When a room is available, a lady may request admission on a temporary basis. In this case the resident would pay a monthly fee. As this would be a temporary arrangement, there would not be a lifetime care contract.