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phd: We're on the waiting list for a CCRC in Montecito, CA that has a flat rate for care levels from independent through assisted living to skilled nursing care. You need to pass a physical when entering to qualify for independent living. The grounds are beautiful and the dining fine -- it's where Julia Child spent her final years. And the periodic soirees with cocktails and jazz trio encourage socialization. It is a bit pricy, though.

We looked at that place,and it looks great. Yes, pricey, even by CCRC standards (which are already pricey.) Do they really have to dress for dinner?

They all require a financial audit and a physical before they will take you.

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