Types of Life Plan Communities
It’s important to know that different types of Life Plan Communities are available in the marketplace. Some offer multiple levels of care, while others provide specific services for residents.
Life Plan Communities offer amenity-filled independent-living options for seniors, with three basic arrangements for care services, outlined below.
Inclusive Life Plan Communities, sometimes referred to as Type A, offer the most comprehensive plan for care, and typically includes unlimited access to available care services with little or no increase in a resident’s fees.
Inclusive care communities aren’t widely available within the senior living landscape — but with the exception of TidePointe, most Vi communities are Type A Life Plan Communities.
Fee-For-Service Life Plan Communities, also known as Type C, do not factor care services into resident fees. If a resident needs care, they will be billed separately for all services at the market rate. This model is commonly available in most areas.
TidePointe is a Type C community, offering access to a continuum of care at Broad Creek Care Center. In this model at Vi, long-term care is not included in residents' monthly fees. However, residents have priority access to care and pay current market rates, should the need arise.
Modified, or Type B, Life Plan Communities are the least common type. These communities are a hybrid of Type A and Type C offerings.
These offerings vary by community, but a typical Modified contract includes a specific number of days in the community’s care venue billed at the monthly fee rate. Once those days are exhausted, care is then billed at market rates.
When should I start considering a move to a Life Plan Community?
Opting to make the move while you feel independent allows you to enjoy the benefits of Life Plan Communities for even longer.
As you begin contemplating where you’ll live next, consider what you love about your life now, as well as what your future needs may be. Life Plan Communities allow you to continue living for today — think fabulous amenities, gourmet food, and a full calendar of lifestyle and fitness programming — knowing that you’ve put a plan in place for future care.
The sooner you move, the sooner you can start enjoying the full breadth of services and amenities that Life Plan Communities have to offer.
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