Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are places where seniors can move to comfortably while they’re healthy, knowing that they’ll be able to stay even when their health needs change. The main benefit of such arrangements is that they are equipped for different levels of care from independent or retirement living all the way up to skilled nursing care. Seniors living there won’t have to move when their care needs change. It’s all about peace of mind, especially if seniors move in as a couple who will have different healthcare requirements in the future.
Typically, these are styled as apartment complexes that only senior residents can stay in, and sign a long-term agreement to secure their spot. Some more extravagant options might have larger accommodations, like townhouses, for each family. CCRCs include many nice amenities, such as home and yard maintenance, basic nursing assistance, and meal preparation.