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Subject:  Re: RMDs to change to 72 Date:  5/26/2019  8:20 PM
Author:  CountNoCount Number:  93717 of 96953

RAD: Is that price listed for a couple or per person ?

The move-in price is per apartment. The monthly is per person. The restaurant serves meals based on some kind of points. Breakfast is so many points, lunch and dinner are different. The standard points are not enough for three meals a day for a month, but extra meals are available for a nominal price. We met a lady who lives there and she manages to make her points reach for three meals a day. There is also a "snack bar" with hamburgers, and the like. The Countess and I will likely have breakfast in our apartment.

The meals are served restaurant style (Some other CCRC's we have visited are buffet style.) The times we have been there, the food is delicious and there is a good variety. I have wondered if the menus varies from day to day enough to avoid boredom from repetition. From seeing the variety available, this would not be the case. If you only eat kosher, maybe there are Jewish CCRC's.

If assistance in living is needed, that costs more. (Can be as little as reminding you to take your meds, maybe help with bathing, dressing, or whatever assistance is needed. That's the "assisted living" part.) Nursing care costs much more. Memory care is expensive, and involves a separate building with locks to keep people from wandering off. (ALZ patients sometimes do that.) Naturally we all hope (expect?) that we will never need anything more than independent living.

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