With so many choices in senior living and health care services, getting started can be the hardest part. Whether you’re doing long-range retirement planning or seeking to resolve an immediate health care situation, it is important to start with a clear understanding of the most current definitions of senior housing and health care services as you begin your search.
Independent Living is a house or apartment designed specifically for older adults who are able to manage their homes and daily activities without supervision or medical assistance. Independent living can be offered as a stand-alone residence, such as a senior apartment building, or as part of a larger community with a wide range of services, such as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offers older adults the ability to “age in place” by providing independent living, assisted living and nursing care accommodations, usually on the same property, with the ability to transfer between these residences as needs change in the future. A CCRC typically provides independent living residents with a service package designed to provide a carefree lifestyle. Transportation, activities, interior and exterior maintenance, flexible dining services and utilities are just a few of the services available at many CCRCs.
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