You will in your search for CCRCs also see the terms LifePlan and LifeCare. What do these words mean? LifePlan is a new term for CCRC promoted by the non-profit group LeadingAge. They felt that LifePlan was a better name for continuing care versus Continuing Care Retirement Community. Thus CCRC and LifePlan are synonyms. LifeCare, is a part
Before you move into your new CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) unit it is common for the community to spend a fair amount of money cleaning, painting, and customizing your unit for you. Making decisions on the type of kitchen cabinets, tile or carpet, paint colors, etc.
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Ask your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) if there are any in-residence safety devices that are installed campus wide. In unit fire alarm pulls are one example. Also common are wearable distress devices such that if you fall and need assistance you can simply press a button and your home phone will
At some point in your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) search you will come face to face with the price sheet. Hopefully the sheet lists entrance fees and monthly fees for each unit you are considering at the CCRC. Unfortunately not all price sheets will be this well organized. Some CCRC issue a "
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We know of one CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) that listed in their contract that your Primary Care Physician (PCP) must have admitting privileges at the local hospital. This requirement was a bit unusual but if seen once it could very well be seen again. Check your contract to see if you have a s
One inventive CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) we know has a large block of apartment units that enter into a hallway like a hotel. They invented a one way flag that sits above the door. Each night a watchman goes by and sets each flag to the off position. When residents open their doors in the mo
Do you use an electric scooter or wheelchair to get around? If so, you may need to pass the CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) scooter safety class before you can use it on campus. In the class, rules such as the local scooter speed limit and areas where you can drive and not drive will be covered.