Residents with Fee for Service or Rental contracts generally pay the market rate for assisted living/personal care, memory care, and skilled nursing services. These may be in addition to independent living monthly fees if the resident does not permanently relinquish their independent living accommodations.
Benevolent Care is the discounting of fees for current residents who have exhausted their assets. It is generally only available to residents who appeared likely to be able to cover the full cost of their care at the time of application. Communities which offer Benevolent Care typically guarantee that residents can stay in the community if they outlive their assets, dependent on endowment funds.