Continuing Care Retirement Communities (also known as CCRCs) allow active seniors to maintain their independence in a private residential environment, while offering the option for assisted living or nursing care should the need arise. These communities provide a wide range of care choices for residents, from independent private units to skilled nursing.

Continuing Care Amenities and Services

A range of residential amenities is available at Continuing Care facilities:

  • Maintained apartment or townhome
  • Housecleaning and laundry
  • Meal service
  • Yard maintenance
  • Security
  • Recreational activities

Continuing Care health services can include:

  • Personal care and daily assistance
  • Nursing care
  • Care for contracted services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respite and hospice care
  • Alzheimer’s and memory care

Costs For Continuing Care

A monthly fee usually includes:

  • Meal preparation
  • Housekeeping
  • Health monitoring
  • Emergency call monitoring
  • Home maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Laundry service
  • Social activities
  • Security
  • Some utilities

Note that some Continuing Care communities require long-term care insurance coverage as a condition for admittance.

Continuing Care communities are accredited by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), a private nonprofit organization. While regulations vary by state, there is no federal agency that governs them.

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