2) (If you paid a returnable upfront entrance fee which can run from $500K - $1million or more): When we vacate the apartment, how long does it take to get the returnable portion of the entry fee back (usually between 70-90%). Do we have to wait until it is resold (usually this is the case.) Do I still have to pay the monthly fee while it is unsold (usually the case if you are purchasing a condo rather than paying an entry fee.)
3) Is there a charge for moving from one apartment to another, or from one level of care to another?
4) Ask to see the historical rate increases on the monthly fees for the past 5 years, and projections for the next 5 years.
5) Confirm that there is a 90 day cancellation period (state law) that begins on the day you close on the apartment and start paying the monthly fee. It usually does not begin on the day you physically move in. If you are closing on the apt and not moving in for a month or two, negotiate to have your 90 day cancellation period begin on the day you physically move in.