“How to mitigate risk when a resident needs a higher level of care,” by Brian McGovern, McKnight’s Senior Living
“One of the primary reasons an older adult chooses to move to a life plan community (also known as a continuing care retirement community) is the security of knowing one can access a higher level of care — be it assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing — on the same campus should care needs become more pronounced during the remainder of his or her life. … Over that same time frame, however, the resident often will become attached to the particular independent living unit where he or she lives and come to view the unit, as much as the community, as his or her ‘home.’ Many residents, when faced with the prospect of transferring, will resist. … At the same time, the liability risks to the community increase while the resident remains in IL [Independent Living], particularly given that the community already has determined that he or she no longer is safe there. How can a community mitigate those risks? Here are 10 ways.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
When I read those 10 ways, I wonder: CCRC or concentration camp?