Getting Started

Thinking about where to spend the next phase of your retirement? You probably have a few questions. And we’re here to help!

“Senior living” may seem like a simple phrase, but there’s a whole world of options out there as you embark on the next phase of your retirement.

How you decide what is right for you will depend on a wide variety of factors, from location and cost to lifestyle programming and amenities. You’ll also want to consider the cost and availability of care, should you need it in the future.

If you’re feeling like there’s a lot of information to digest and consider, you’re right! But we hope this is a helpful starting point.


Resources to guide your journey

Life Plan Communities 101

Also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (or CCRCs), Life Plan Communities are a type of senior living that offer inclusive services and amenities to let seniors enjoy retirement on their terms, while having a plan in place for future care, should they need it. 
Take a deeper dive

While some like to connect with the sales team immediately, others prefer to educate themselves at their own pace.

If you’re one of those people, Vi has written a series of articles just for you.

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Q: What is a Life Plan Community?

A: In our Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), residents enjoy independent living while having a plan for continuing care, consisting of access to assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing. Our residents enjoy meals prepared daily by our in-house Executive Chef, an array of lifestyle and fitness programming, and much, much more. In a Vi Life Plan Community, your monthly fees do not increase from the monthly fees* you pay in independent living should you move to our care center for assisted living, memory support or skilled nursing (except for any ancillary fees for items used in the care center and extra meals).

*Annual, community-wide monthly fee increases also apply. Ask our Sales Team for a history of monthly fee increases.

Q: How do I qualify to live at Vi at Palo Alto?
A: There are a number of steps to becoming a resident at Vi. The first step is to visit our community and take a tour. You will work closely with our sales team to discuss your specific needs and questions about Vi.
Q: What do the entrance fees and monthly fees cover?
A: Your entrance fee and monthly fee pay for your apartment home, as well as access to our on-site continuum of care. Additionally, your monthly fees -- which are directly tied to the floor plan you choose -- also cover a range of services including: maintenance of your home, housekeeping, dining, transportation, and more.
Q: What levels of care are offered at Vi at Palo Alto?
A: We provide assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care.
Q: Does Vi offer any support during the moving process?
A: Vi at Palo Alto has partnered with Moving Station to offer the Home Sale Program, a resource designed to help you sell your home and provide moving resources to you. Once you visit our community and meet your sales counselor, ask for more information on this program to see if it can help you.