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Move to a CCRC When You Are in Good Health

March 27, 2020

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

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What Should You Do About Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

March 26, 2020

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.

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The Best Ways To Transition Into A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

March 25, 2020

Are You considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)?  Knowing how to find continuing care is the first step. Knowing how to pay for continuing care is of at least equal importance.

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Can you Negotiate With a CCRC?

March 24, 2020

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

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The CCRC Social Worker

March 23, 2020

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

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Core Fundamentals: What Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer

March 20, 2020

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.

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The Best Age to Move into a CCRC

March 19, 2020

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.

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Get Creative! 9 Crafts for Seniors to Express Their Creativity

March 18, 2020

Thanks to advancements in modern medicine we are an aging population. Last year, the population of people over 65 in America reached 52 million. But by 2030 this is set to increase to 67 million!

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Some CCRCs Rent Assisted or Nursing Spots to Non-Community Members

March 17, 2020

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.

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CCRC's 24 Hour Security Desk

March 16, 2020

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

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