Read your contract. Policies vary from community to community, so read your documents carefully. In most cases, your doctor, the community’s head nurse, and administrators must “vote” in favor of your permanent move. If you disagree, then you’ll have to either prove your independence or move out. It sounds drastic, but that’s the way it’s handled in most places.
The benefits to the CCRC are many. For one, the community can ensure resident safety by moving people who need more care to assisted living or nursing. They can also resell the apartment, which improves their bottom line.
While permanent transfer policies help residents who are in denial of their conditions get the additional help that they need, sometimes there are disagreements. Unfortunately, they usually work out in favor of the community. So, if you’re not moving into a community that allows aging in place, it’s in your best interest to read and understand the permanent transfer policy. It’s probably one of the most important things that you can do before signing on the dotted line.
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