Don't wait until you need assisted or nursing care before you aim to move to a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community). By that time it may very well be "too late" to make the move. Ideally you should move into a CCRC when you are in good health and can move into an independent living unit. The health qu
A guest post by Lydia Chan of Alzheimer's Caregiver
There are two things you shouldn’t take a gamble on: your health and your retirement fund.
Can you negotiate with a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community)? Sure! We know of one couple who asked for a free kitchen upgrade in order to sign on the dotted line right there and then. From the CCRC's perspective a few thousand dollars for a kitchen upgrade was worth it to fill up a unit and have a s
Many CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) have social workers that can help integrate you with what is available both on and off campus. These trained people can help you if you need something but are not sure where to turn to. As you move from independent to assisted to nursing, they may be involve
When you're looking for a home for you or your loved one, the best option might not be obvious.
There are many choices and one of the choices that keep resurfacing in a positive manner are continuing care retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities are also known as CCRCs and are increasing in popularity.
There are currently over 40 million senior citizens in the US age 65 and older. This number is expected to grow to almost 100 million seniors in the next few decades. As these Americans look forward to their well-deserved retirement, some will be considering whether a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is their next stage of life.
CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) know that empty rooms or empty beds generate no revenue. This is why some CCRCs will rent out empty assisted living or nursing care spots to non-community members. Sometimes the rooms are rented out for rehabilitation stays and sometimes for more permanent stays.
CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) often have a security desk manned 24 hours a day. Take some time to find out where it is and what powers the desk security worker has. Also keep a copy of the desk's phone number in your pocket. If you find yourself locked out of your unit or in need of some lat