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300 Hot Springs Rd
Montecito, CA, 93108
United States

(805) 969-8011

Casa Dorinda offers independence without worry, healthcare without hassle, and a lifestyle tailored to you.  From fine dining to private medical services, our all-inclusive approach to retirement living will leave you thinking: Life is good, but retirement is even better.

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How to Apply to Casa Dorinda

Join Us

The first step in joining the Casa Dorinda community is to visit - Breathe the sea air, speak with those who live here, and truly experience what Casa Dorinda has to offer. Please feel free to contact us for a private tour.

Take a look at our brochure and once you have decided that Casa is the place for you, the next step is to apply for acceptance to our Waiting List. With limited availability, we cannot stress enough the importance of early planning - the current length of our Waiting List is about one to three years. The two main factors that are reviewed during the application process are demonstrating strong medical health and robust financial strength.

 

Application Details

  • All applicants must be at least 62 years of age at the time of entry.
  • The application process begins with the acceptance of a completed application packet.
  • A non-refundable processing fee of $350 per person is required with all applications.
  • Applicant(s) will be notified in writing as to their status once their application has been reviewed.
  • Residency is available at Casa Dorinda on a non-discriminatory basis.
  • Equal treatment and access are given to all persons regardless of race, religion, national origin, ancestry or disability.

 

Medical Eligibility

  • Applicant(s) must be self-sufficient, free of active disease and able to live safely in a residential apartment for two years upon moving into Casa Dorinda.
  • A physical by the applicant’s primary physician and an in-person assessment by a Casa Dorinda physician will establish whether our health standards are met for acceptance into Casa.
  • Acceptance onto Casa’s Waiting List does not guarantee entry to Casa Dorinda.

 

Financial Eligibility

  • A personal financial statement must be submitted to Casa Dorinda to prove sufficient finances to pay monthly fees.
  • Consideration is also based upon possible fee increases to match inflation ranging from 3-4.5% annually.

 


Exclusion Criteria

 

  • Past medical history and current functional status are the basis for medical exclusions from Casa Dorinda. Please note these guidelines are not definitive.
  • A personal financial statement must be submitted to Casa Dorinda to prove sufficient finances to pay monthly fees.
  • Consideration is also based upon possible fee increases to match inflation ranging from 3 - 4.5% annually.

Medical Criteria

  • Alzheimer’s and related dementia diagnoses.
  • Cancer with a likelihood of rapid progression
  • Malnutrition
  • End-stage organ disease
  • Advanced cardiac or pulmonary disease

Functional Criteria

  • Need for continuous oxygen therapy.
  • Uncontrolled or unmanageable incontinence.
  • Ambulating tolerance less than 50 feet.
  • Vision impairment that inhibits living safely

 

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