Mar 23, 2016 - 11:01 AM
It does exist! There are plenty of options available that offer graduated care. Many monthly-rental communities offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Operators of these communities vary in regard to how they provide services. In some communities a resident that moves into an apartment needing only independent living services can receive assisted living services in the same apartment if and when needed. Memory care services are always provided in a secured environment.
There are also Life Plan Communities (also known as CCRCs - Continuing Care Retirement Communities). These communities offer independent, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. Typically, there is an entrance fee required at these communities.