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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