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Baunta Apartments

retirement housing for independent low income older adults

About Baunta Apartments

Baunta Apartments provides retirement housing for independent older adults or for mobility impaired persons who require an apartment with "accessible" features. The building is classified by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as Section 202 (Elderly) with Section 8 Assistance. As such, rents are subsidized by HUD based on household income.

To be eligible:

  • At least one member of the household must be at least age 62, or be mobility impaired (persons may be under age 62 if mobility impaired.)
  • Income must not exceed 50% of the median income for the Lexington, KY MSA
Sayre Christian Village Baunta Services Housing and Assisted Living Center Lexington KY. - Full Front

Tenant Rent

After eligibility has been established, income is adjusted by deducting approved anticipated medical expenses and other deductions. Rent is based on 30% of adjusted income.

For the convenience of tenants or the convenience of family members, we offer automatic bank withdrawals of tenant rent and services payments.

Please contact the HUD Occupancy Specialist for more details.

Amenities

83 One bedroom units
10 "accessible" one-bedroom units
5 two-bedroom units

Included in the rent is heating, cooling, water and trash removal. Baunta residents are responsible for personal electricity, cable TV and telephone.

Occupancy standards for Baunta Apartments are set forth as follows:

One Bedroom Unit: No more than two persons in the household
Two Bedroom Unit: At least two persons, but no more than four persons.

Pets are permitted - some restrictions apply.

Apartment Details

Many are surprised at how spacious our Baunta Apartments are when they first come to tour.

  • Full-size kitchen with range and refrigerator
  • Blinds, cable, and telephone hookups
  • 24/7 Emergency response system in every apartment
  • Individual climate control of each apartment
  • Keyed access for privacy

Activities at Baunta Apartments

At Baunta Apartments, activities are designed to do more than simply "spend" or "pass" time - the emphasis is to make time meaningful for each participating resident.

The Residents participate in the development of the activities calendar and, on their own, facilitate many of the day-to-day activity programs offered.

The goal is to address individual resident needs.

Dining at Baunta Apartments

For those residents who enjoy a break from preparing lunch meals, daily lunch is available to all residents. Lunchtime meals are served, cafeteria style, in the main dining room on the Garden Level.

Lunch pricing is very affordable. Residents are able to select items ala-carte and, in addition, may choose to purchase an entree to go, which becomes the basis for their evening meal.

Service Coordination

At Baunta and Forest View Apartments, HUD guidelines specify that residents be considered completely independent. However, the reality is that as the older adult population ages, the need for services and increased assistance with their activities of daily living (ambulating, bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, and home care)  becomes more pressing.

The Service Coordinator's primary goal is to make it possible for residents to age in place by connecting them to resources available within the community.

The result is improved resident quality of life and decreased premature or unnecessary institutionalization. The Service Coordinator is available to serve ALL residents.

Most of these services are available through various community resources. To assist residents in accessing these services, Sayre Christian Village employs a full-time Service Coordinator, who establishes links to community agencies and services providers.

Establishing these links allows the Service Coordinator to connect the residents to:

  • Housekeeping services
  • Meal services
  • Transportation and Escort services
  • Financial management assistance
  • Counseling and support
  • Physical/Occupational therapy
  • Medication reminders
  • Additional services depending on the resident's need

The Service Coordinator also performs daily tasks to assist Residents, such as:

  • Providing information and help with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurances, food stamps, energy assistance programs, and etc.
  • Helping residents interpret mail, complete paperwork, arrange utility, phone and payment schedules
  • Arrange for an older adult companion or volunteers to visit with residents
  • Implementing mobile health services
  • Working with a resident’s health care provider to ensure their needs are being met
  • Organize support groups that deal with topics such as grief, illness, depression, loneliness, vision or hearing impairment, and diabetes.