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In Room Safety Devices at CCRCs

June 7, 2019

Ask your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) if there are any in-residence safety devices that are installed campus wide.  In unit fire alarm pulls are one example.  Also common are wearable distress devices such that if you fall and need assistance you can simply press a button and your home phone will

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5 Features That Make Continuing Care Retirement Communities Different

June 10, 2019

Did you know that by 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 or older will go from 46 million to 98 million, more than doubling? Or that America's elderly population will surge from 15 percent to 24 percent?

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Customizations of Your Unit Before You Move In

June 10, 2019

Before you move into your new CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) unit it is common for the community to spend a fair amount of money cleaning, painting, and customizing your unit for you.  Making decisions on the type of kitchen cabinets, tile or carpet, paint colors, etc.

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What do the Terms LifePlan and LifeCare Mean?

June 11, 2019

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 part

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

June 12, 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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Your CCRC Maintenance Department

June 13, 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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Major Construction on Your Independent Living Home

June 14, 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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Core Fundamentals: What Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer

June 17, 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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The CCRC Will Mow Your Lawn and Take Care of Basics

June 17, 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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Consider Both Inside and Outside Space at your CCRC

June 18, 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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