Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mamabug
    replied
    Following. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    Originally posted by SNOOPY View Post
    Hi Jer I hope your move goes well and you get settled in with ease. I have no knowledge on this topic. We just got my dad settled in an assisted living facility but my brother did all the leg work. My dad is in a different state so I went to help pack up and move him. Again...wishing you all he best.


    Thanks Snoopy! I'll try to keep a progress report from my arrival (10 November) onward.

    Can't even think about it yet. Friends are helping me as you/bro helped your dad and that fills my days.

    Leave a comment:


  • SNOOPY
    replied
    Hi Jer I hope your move goes well and you get settled in with ease. I have no knowledge on this topic. We just got my dad settled in an assisted living facility but my brother did all the leg work. My dad is in a different state so I went to help pack up and move him. Again...wishing you all he best.


    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    Originally posted by pennstater View Post
    Congrats on your upcoming move! I hope once settled and adjusted, you enjoy your new community and your needs are continually met. Lots of luck. Also look forward to future updates!
    I will update but with 30 days to go, much remains! Thanks Kathy!

    Jer

    Leave a comment:


  • pennstater
    replied
    Congrats on your upcoming move! I hope once settled and adjusted, you enjoy your new community and your needs are continually met. Lots of luck. Also look forward to future updates!

    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    Originally posted by robert152 View Post
    By the way in your reply to my thread, it is obvious you and your partner had something very special.
    Yes, I'm thinking we still do. Thanks Robert!

    Leave a comment:


  • robert152
    replied
    Good luck in your new home. If it is anything like the Evergreens where my wife had her rehab you will enjoy a very nice lifestyle and meet nice people and make new friends.

    By the way in your reply to my thread, it is obvious you and your partner had something very special.

    Leave a comment:


  • Jules A
    replied
    Congratulations! Hang in there and I will look forward to updates from your new apartment.

    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    SEGUE:

    A note to say I decided on the Life community (CCRC) mentioned earlier (post #18). Listing my home at the time it presented best (Summer / Fall) and putting up with strangers even during limited hours, isn't good for the old MS.

    Now over, apparently sold in a few days but had to honor showings scheduled for a few additional days. Closing to come in 3 weeks, need not be present. Yes! Not over till then, but confidence is high. Funny how that expression use to be more common to me, Hmmmm.

    During all this my soon-to-be apartment was under all the havoc Covid-19 spread across the manufacturing industry. Think rugs, cabinets yada-yada....

    Currently get to focus on cancelling services, scheduling services and of course, cash flow.

    And a move in date a few weeks before Thanksgiving ! ! ! .... Very happy but still much to do with the MS gorilla chuckling at my antics.

    Thanking God and a small band of very good friends that this much has been accomplished since the start of this thread.

    Will end this thread from the apartment, once I have internet service set up!

    Leave a comment:


  • Jules A
    replied
    Much appreciate the update!
    My plan is also to eventually go to a place like Pennstater described and definitely with a skilled/dementia unit. There are a couple of nice ones around here. It will likely be expensive but that is what I have worked for and fortunately there are no concerns about preserving an estate. I'd like to spend it all and if not the remaining will go to an animal charity.

    Leave a comment:


  • robert152
    replied
    JER ( if I may call you JER) thank you for the info. My wife is recovering from a very nasty fall which I may post about and we will have to sell our two story house and move but where??? We are considering independent living if My wife recovers as they are predicting so I am just starting to check things out. Again, thank you and best of luck.

    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    Originally posted by robert152 View Post
    I have a couple. Did you have to pay an entrance fee?
    Yes.

    Originally posted by robert152 View Post
    Does the facility control the money? if yes, suppose they go bankrupt iWas it possible to research if the monthly fees in past years remained consistent without sudden spikes?
    No. This facility has existed for 4 or more generations and appears financially sound and socially responsible. As of my approval for residence I was informed of a cost of living increase in the monthly fee above the figure stated in supplied literature.

    Originally posted by robert152 View Post
    I don’t mean to be offensive but could you ballpark the entrance fees and the monthly’s and finally what state do you reside? Thank you for all the help you are comfortable sharing.
    I don't find it offensive but some may decide not to research at all if I disclosed my findings. This is a mistake, do your research. And a reminder... I enter as independent living. I pray the need for assisted living will never arrive.



    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    Originally posted by pennstater View Post
    Lots of luck Jer. Hope it is a great transition for you.
    Thank you also Pennstater.

    It's going to be a learning experience for sure but that's a good thing.

    Also a side note, I did look into (asked is all), on staff, retention rates, nurses or aides for assisted living section (if or when this transition becomes needed). The answer was similar but reflected a lot of what Covid-19 did around the world. Previous to 2020 their retention rates were average. They felt understaffed in 2020. Honest IMO.

    I did consult with an attorney over my LW&T etc, needed updating (my executor passed last year). And I addressed your question of leaving. One can leave at any time. Understand that the buy-in refund declines over time, so after a pre determined amount of years... zero refund.

    What happens if you are no longer able to manage your finances? Part of the paperwork needed for entrance is a PoA who in my case can handle medical and financial requirements.

    Leave a comment:


  • 502E79
    replied
    Originally posted by KoKo View Post
    Sounds good, Jer! Hope everything goes smooth for you!
    Thanks KoKo, but as we both know... Having MS gives an a priori assumption, nothing goes completely smooth.

    Leave a comment:


  • robert152
    replied
    I have a couple. Did you have to pay an entrance fee? Does the facility control the money? if yes, suppose they go bankrupt iWas it possible to research if the monthly fees in past years remained consistent without sudden spikes? I don’t mean to be offensive but could you ballpark the entrance fees and the monthly’s and finally what state do you reside? Thank you for all the help you are comfortable sharing.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X