What do the Terms LifePlan and LifeCare Mean?
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 particular type of continuing care synonymous with Type A CCRCs. It provides the same monthly fee regardless of your level of care as is standard with Type A contracts.
At FindContinuingCare.com, we use the term continuing care to refer to any community that gives you access to independent, assisted, and nursing care overall.
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