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A continuing care retirement community is a gate secured campus offering independent living, assisted living and nursing home care. It usually provides a written contract between the resident and the community, which offers a continuum of housing, services and health care services, commonly all on one campus. CCRC residents enjoy an independent lifestyle with the knowledge that if they become sick or frail, their needs will continue to be met. In general, residents are expected to move into the community while they are still independent and able to take care of themselves.

CCRC Resources: (Off Site Links):
  • AARP - Continuing Care Retirement Communities (Off Site)

    This website is a valuable resource. It discusses the appeal of CCRCs as well as what to expect, living costs and entry limitations.

  • The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (Off Site)

    Continuing Care Accreditation Commission is the Consumer’s Report of the CCRC world. They rate CCRC facilities based on their excellence, integrity, volunteerism, credibility, innovation, and independence. This websites gives you as customers the inside track to finding the best of the best CCRC in America.

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