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CCRC In House Medical Staff or Clinic

October 1, 2019

In house medical staff add a big value to a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community).  See if your CCRC has open nurse access hours or a full fledged medical clinic with a doctor on staff.  Even if there is not an open nursing staff member, the CCRCs nursing bed staff may be able to help you in a pinch.  We

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9 Steps to Finding the Best CCRC in the Country

October 1, 2019

In 2017, 15.6% of America's population was 65 or older; this number is continually rising and is projected to reach 22.1% in 2050. You, your parents, or another loved one may be joining the senior population in the near future.

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What Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community? How Will It Work for You?

October 1, 2019

By the year 2030, all American baby boomers will be over the age of 65. And for the first time in U.S. history, seniors will outnumber children.

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Consider Both Inside and Outside Space at your CCRC

September 30, 2019

When you tour individual living spaces at a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) consider how you will use outside-the-home environments.  One couple picked their home because it was on the corner lot and had a large grassy area in the back.  They used this space for outside seating with a table and chai

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The CCRC Will Mow Your Lawn and Take Care of Basics

September 27, 2019

The CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) Maintenance team will mow your lawn for you and may even have an in-ground sprinkler system installed throughout the campus.  It is rare, however, for them to also fertilize your lawn.  What should you do if you need to have a perfect weed-free green lawn?  Ask if

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Core Fundamentals: What Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer

September 26, 2019

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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Major Construction on Your Independent Living Home

September 25, 2019

We know of some CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) that will allow you to truly customize your stand alone independent living home, by building on an sun room or additional wing!  As you are improving the property of a non-profit facility (the CCRC) such an addition may be tax deductible even though

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Your CCRC Maintenance Department

September 24, 2019

The maintenance department at a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) is different from a typical apartment's maintenance person.  As most CCRCs are in a campus environment the maintenance department should be right there on campus.  This tends to make them more accessible and helpful.  Knowing your maint

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

September 23, 2019

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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