The minimum average cost of memory care is now $97,000, but not at Roo Lan.
Roo Lan’s owners recognized that the ballooning cost of health care was placing families in Western Washington in a difficult position. Many cannot afford a standard 2-year contract in a secure memory care community and are still months (if not years) away from qualifying for Medicaid. This service gap means many families would have no alternative but to try and manage their loved one’s at home, an emotionally draining and potentially dangerous prospect. Determined to help, Roo Lan redeveloped our Memory Care plan to make it as affordable as possible without compromising care.
NO CARE LEVELS: Care levels at other communities place a great deal of uncertainty on families in terms of just how much care for their loved one will actually cost. It is not uncommon elsewhere for monthly fees to double over time: as a resident ages and requires more help, most facilities increase the cost of care. Roo Lan offers a Fixed-Rate for our residents, so the cost of care will never go up in the event mom/dad needs more assistance.
6-MONTH CONTRACTS:At most facilities, families need to prepare to have adequate financial resources that will last for at least 2 years before applying for Medicaid assistance. That is usually well over $125,000! Roo Lan, on the other hand, allows residents and their families to transition to Medicaid any time after the initial six months of residency have passed.
MEDICAID FRIENDLY: Once our residents qualify financially for Medicaid there are no hidden “strings” attached. Residents stay in the same room they’ve been living in since the beginning – and in fact, as far as our residents are concerned, nothing at all changes! We take care of everything to ensure a smooth, painless shift in finances.