We aim to create a resident-led, aging-in-place community in Humboldt providing secure, accessible homes and environmentally responsible setting that supports independence, socialization, personal growth, community involvement, and intellectual stimulation. Life Care Humboldt will keep people close to their friends and families and provides a continuum of services to address changing needs over time.
We want local control and a place that reflects North Coast culture and values, and that includes a mix of income levels that reflects Humboldt County’s population.
The Life Care Humboldt (LCH) board, led by Ann Lindsay M.D., is comprised of local community leaders with deep commitments to the North Coast and experience implementing complex projects.
LCH is looking at 15+ acre sites in Arcata and McKinleyville to create a campus-like residential setting. We want to combine private residences with common social areas and open space, including areas to enjoy nature and to farm. We hope to begin preliminary design and due diligence of a preferred site in 2021. Ground-breaking could be from two to five years away.
The LCH board is learning from other Life Plan Communities and working with experienced advisors who have created mixed-income communities around the United States for help setting up the financial structure, operations, and design of our community.
Life Plan Communities offer a continuum of living situations to residents, from independent living to assisted living to advanced nursing/memory support. A person can spend the rest of their life within a life care community, accessing higher levels of care as needed.
Initially Proposed for Humboldt